Honestly, we weren't expecting anything, so we were shocked! As much as we need the money, the biggest blessing in us receiving the grant was the confirmation that God is our Provider. We have heard all along from people who have been on this road before, that "God will provide." And of course we believed and hoped for that, but when you are staring at a bill you can't pay you start to wonder. We know God has called us to this huge thing, that we aren't able to do alone, but it was starting to feel, well, lonely. So receiving an unexpected letter that people a thousand miles away have been praying for us and want to give us $3000 was just what these lonely hearts were needing.
And in other news, our numbers are moving pretty slowly right now since Ethiopia is in their rainy season and the courts are closed, but here are our September #'s:
Baby Girl: # 105
Baby Boy: # 82
"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." Psalm 27:13