I just got this email from our agency! I am so excited, now we're officially into the Ethiopia program!
Matthew and Eryn,
I am happy to welcome you to our agency as an applicant to our Ethiopia program! We have received your application and after review, I have approved you to start with AGCI. I will mail out your Orientation Packet via USP ground mail, tomorrow, and you should be receiving it soon. It will enclose the contract agreements for our Ethiopia program and your next steps.
We need to set up an orientation call that will take place with me discussing the packet I sent, and preparing you as a client through our agency. I will need to speak with both of you and typically couples do this via speaker phone, conference call, or if you have two home phones. Please let me know when a good time would be for this conversation to take place—after you have received the packet and reviewed its contents. It normally is about 15-30 minutes, depending on any additional questions you may have.
In other news, darling toddler, sunk my second cell phone in 2 weeks, in a glass of water this morning. Un-stinking-beliveable! I do not want to be spending money on stupid cell phones right now! I have never been so motivated to save money before (a baby girl from africa is SO worth saving for!! These are big words from me...I am a spender. I LOVE a good deal and saving money that way, but I still am a spender, ask Hubby)Anyway, my heart has been heavy, wondering how in the world we will come up with the money needed. I know in my head that God has never ever led us somewhere he did not pave the way for us to be. Nepal, he provided the cash we never thought would come together. When Matt quit his job to go to school, God met our every need. I really believe that this will be no different. But these tiny little expenses are eating me up inside! grrr. Then, my sweet husband emailed me this...
I am not speechless - we need to realize that there is an enemy that would love nothing more than to detract us... I believe that there is a child that God has created "knit togeather" to be a part of our family, a child that will grow up to honor Him. a tight budget... a broken cell phone... all little things ment to keep our eyes, minds and hearts distracted from our goal of Honoring our Father.
Dont fall for it Babe... In fact be encouraged the enemy only strikes on a front that threatens his wicked little plans - he only has dominion in this world... Our Father controls the heavens and the earth.
What a good man! Good word, hubby!