I want to start out with a heartfelt "thank you" to all of you that prayed for me and our family for the last two weeks. It was an emotional journey that even now, I look back on and go "How did I do that?" I know, for sure, God was with me in a very real way every step.
Honestly, your prayer support trumps all. It truly does and I believe that.
There are financial needs and I want to let you know how you and your family can be a huge part in bringing C and Z home to WA. It looks like we will be ready to finalize the adoption and travel back to Zambia early March. Right now, that looks overwhelming $-wise. We need about $7500 to accomplish that. Every little bit helps and especially because whatever you give, will be DOUBLED by Lifesong. When your $10 gift turns into $20...or your $50 gift turns into $100...or your $100 gift turns into $200 ... you can see the huge impact that will have.
We only have 13 days left with our grant. The deadline is February 10. You may recall they are offering us a $3000 MATCHING grant. Many of you have congratulated us on this grant...seemingly thinking it was simply a GRANT...a GIFT. It is not. It is a MATCHING grant. Meaning...all gifts up to a total of $3000 will be matched 100% by Lifesong. No gifts=no grant.
We are humbling ourselves to ask you to help. God has provided in such random ways so far but He has also touched certain individuals' hearts to give. We have been moved in the deepest way to see Him provide each way. My original flight was paid 100% by our fundraiser and a family that were moved to give to us December 26 while reading our blog.
Giving is easy through Lifesong. If you live in the USA it is tax deductible. If you are in Canada it is still the best way to give simply because your gift is doubled. Go to www.LifesongForOrphans.org and make sure your donation specifies "Dean and Janice Walker Adoption".
Not all families are called to adopt. There are ways each of us can support those of us who have been called and be a part of what God is doing in bringing orphans home all over the world.
"I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you". Will you help?