Saturday, June 23, 2007

well on our way!


God is being so good to us, why? not because we deserve it! We sent out letters to family and friends asking for them to take part in our a challenge. That challenge was to donate $50 toward our bringing home our baby boy. I called a friend who automatically said, "If you can wait until the first week of July, I pledge..." and said the amount. I almost started crying. You see, I know that this child is my boy. I know his name, and money is always a leading factor with everything we do. I had just talked to Gail, one of the ladies involved with the Orphanage, and she said that the minimum she could take to the board is 1000 of the 3000 dollars required by the Orphanage. We at that point only had about 200 of the 1000. So when our friend pledged this much, I knew only a little bit more. God was already working!!!!! Then my daughters wanted to help out with raising money. They wanted to sell something. I wasn't sure what or for how much, so we decided on candy bars. They have sold $50 worth. God is using the hearts of people that my children are knocking on doors of to help! How Awesome! God is great, and is truly blessing us! I am so humbled by the hearts of so many. Thank you to all who are helping and praying home our Isaiah Daniel James Olson.

9 comments:

jamie said...

We serve an awsome God!!

Tim & Sarah said...

indeed!

Angela said...

What??? Did I miss something? I so wanted to talk to you at church this morning. I'm the nosey type. When you said Gail...did you mean you are adopting from TA's...and is that baby Daniel you are adopting??? I'm super pumped for you. I'm assuming a lot here. Please fill me in. Can't wait to hear.

jamie said...

I am with angela and assuming a lot because that is exactly what I was thinking! Very excited for you!!!

Tim & Sarah said...

OK, stop assuming, Yes, I meant Gail with TA. Yes it's Daniel! I love this boy. He melts my heart every time I look at him, I ache because I cannot hold him, and I feel joy just thinking about him. I haven't really publicly announced anything yet, because I don't have money or a commitment yet.... We are working on this. TA application will be sent this week, and hopefully 1000 by 2 or 3 week of July. I am trying to raise money, budget, earn and even beg for money. He in my heart is Ours! I just am afraid of getting my self hurt if someone comes along with all the money and says we want him. I know ultimately it is up to God, and I am trying very hard to trust, and be patient, but that is very hard for me.

jamie said...

Sarah, I am so excited for you. I totally understand what you are feeling but you are so right. If God has chosen Daniel to be your son it won't matter when or how...he will be yours.
Praying for you!!!and so excited for you!!!

jamie said...
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Tim & Sarah said...

Thank you so much Jamie! I have so much love for this little boy already. It's like GOD in an instant gives that to you. You wake up one morning, and have the overwhelming sense of "That is my child" "I'm going to get him" "NO MATTER WHAT!" I cannot wait, and am very excited.

Angela said...

Yippee!!! Praying for ya sister!!!