Praises for a $2000 grant from Heart of Bride Ministry for Orphans. Check out their website: http://www.heartofthebride.org/
Praises for a free wooden swing set from Craig’s list, although Ron is driving 1 and ½ hours each way to get it! Praises for a connection through Sharon United Methodist Church we aquired two dressers. Check out their rummage sale coming up soon on July 10,11, and 12. Praises for an awesome core team for our Both Hands project, and a sweet family, Tamara Ball and her children Parker and Emma, to do this awesome project with/for!
We continue to just feel the Lord providing for us each day in new and unique ways. We feel so blessed and supported by our church, family and community. I am so thankful for the people praying for and supporting us, knowing these precious boys have all this support!
Been profoundly impacted by a verse in my daily Bible reading:
“But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closed his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in Him?
1 John 3:17
It is such a difficult reality that all of us in America are so wealthy compared to the rest of the world. I pray that our hearts will never stop seeking His face and using all He gives us to help those who need it. How can the world look at us if we live just like them and see any difference? Do we just look like the world but don’t do big sins? Do our lives reflect any sense of real dependence on Him? Do we even remember to ask for our Daily Bread? (David Platt in his secret church sermon asks this) Or are we pretty sure we can take care of all our own needs? Questions to ponder.
I have struggled with the waiting. Right now we have heard no news. Praying for a miracle to travel this summer. If this happens, it will unmistakebly be the hand of God! I pray Lord, that it would be your will to bring ours sons home soon. I ask in Jesus name for a referral.
Thank you for all your support and continued prayers. Can hardly believe our little Ella Joy is nearly one! Thank you Jesus for Ella Joy.
Blessings in Christ,
The Schaffner Family