Thursday, October 9, 2008

Refocus

The news we received yesterday is still painful and raw. But now I must turn my attention to what is at hand and what God has asked me to do. In two days our fundraiser will go on and I have no time to think of what ifs. My children will remain in Ethiopia for more time now and funds must come in to supply the ever increasing need. There are fifty children residing in the AWAA Transition House and many more than that live at the orphanage. With the skyrocketing costs facing not only Ethiopia, but the world, how do you think the room and board for these children is covered? The answer...it is not. There is a shortfall. These homes are not self-sustaining. When we entered this adoption program our fees were set to cover that cost. Yet as the economy has changed globally and with delays in getting the children out of Ethiopia, these fees fall far short of the actual cost of the elongated stay these children must endure in the transition house. We trust in God that he knows what he is doing by not allowing out paperwork to pass through court yesterday. I do not understand everything that He is doing, but I do know what he has asked me to do. So for now my faith must increase as I wait for my babies to come home and my focus must remain not on what I cannot touch, but on what I can do. Let His will be done this weekend with Project Impact and I pray that the funds that are raised will allow these orphans of Ethiopia to thrive until God brings them home to their forever families.

6 comments:

Amber said...

I'm so sorry! I pray that everything gets resolved quickly! Hang in there!

Kate said...

Renee,

I am thinking of you often and praying for this weekend. May God continue to work mightily!!

Kate Hutchinson

Karen said...

Theresa - we are so excited for what you are bringing together for Project Impact and we pray for a HUGE IMPACT! with love, Karen Wistrom

Cindy Foote said...

May the Lord abundantly bless your efforts in Project Impact.
Blessings, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Cant wait to hear about this weekend. I am sure it will be truly successful. Wilma

Apryl said...

Just saw the news from Kari, I'm thrilled that you had so much success! I feel so horrid that I'm just catching wind of this-I took a self-imposed break from the YG and blog reading for some time before Sally's surgery and have missed out on some wonderful opportunities. Looking forward to details about your weekend.
much love,
apryl
ps. You are an inspiration--you've done a wonderful thing by listening to God. What should have sent you into discouragement and anger, you used for His glory. So many will be blessed by your faithfulness.