Monday, August 4, 2008

We're officially accepted!

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.
love you

What a good man! Good word, hubby!


KellyD said...

I am so excited for you guys. Thank you for sharing with me. I love your heart and I love that you guys are trusting the Lord beyond your own understanding. It will be so fun to follow this journey with you all.

Julie said...

so excited to go on this journey with you through this blog and otherwise! Praise the Lord for yours and Matt's faithfulness. Such a great email from him too, good reminders for us all. Love you and will be praying through the process!

Denise Crawford said...

Do I have an incredible son-in-law or what??? Eryn and Matt, I am so blessed by your incredible faith and your confidence in God's leading. I have watched the two of you do so many things against "the odds" and God has led you through them step by step. I have every confidence that this will be no exception. I'm so in love with your family - you are great parents and Toddler and Pre-Schooler are living proof. I can't wait to welcome the precious baby girl God is preparing for you....for love!!!
I love you...all 5!!!

Mara said...

Eryn, can't wait to hear about each step of the process and pray along with you!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to have been "introduced" to you. I will be thinking of your family and praying for you. I hope you will see God's boundless blessing, great peace, and unfathomable provision for you and your family.

Mrs. D said...

be anxious in nothing.... Can't wait to see how God provides~!

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