Thursday, March 21, 2013

Matching Grant!!!!

We woke up this morning to 4 inches of snow.  Uh what?  Yesterday it was 53 degrees and sunny.  The kids and I studied and played out on the porch after school soaking up the vitamin D.  Needless to say, I was a little bummed that the first days of spring are now full of the white stuff.  However, after everyone left for school and work this morning, the first phone call of the day was from Marla at Lifesong for Orphans.  Her words were beautiful sunshine on this, so far, snowy day.

"Good morning Heidi.  Congratulations, Lifesong has awarded you a $2500 matching grant for your adoption."

Uh what? Oh my, oh my, oh my!  AWESOME, totally awesome, cool baby, right on, heck yeah, saaweeeeeet, PRAISE GOD!!!!!  This means that we may not have to dig into that adoption loan after all (you never know though).  I seriously cannot quit jumping up and down giggling!  That means there is a chance that $5000 could go towards our double adoption!

Stop the presses, wait a minute.  That means we actually have to let a need be known and ask for help? Yikes!  Didn't I just write a post about how asking for help is difficult because of pride but we need to GET OVER IT?

Our adoption is something that has been life changing for all of us and the kiddos aren't even home yet!  I feel overwhelmed with joy...most of the time and closer in my walk with the Lord all the time lately.  For any of you  who are following our journey and feel moved to help, I would like to ask for your support in two ways.

1. Prayer – Please pray God would tenderly care for "M" and "J" until we are able to bring him home, that God would prepare Emma and Corbin for the upcoming changes to our family, and that God will give us wisdom, discernment, and insight as we raise our children to know Jesus Christ. 

2. Financial support - Will you please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us pay the remaining chunk of adoption expenses, to bring the twins home? 

Lifesong ( has graciously given a Matching Grant of $2,500 to help pay the “ransom” to bring "M" and "J" home. 
If you would like to be a part of God bringing the twins to Himself through our family, you can send your tax-deductible gift to the address below. Lifesong is a trusted organization administering the funds on Caleb’s behalf, and will pay adoption expenses out of funds received. Our goal date is May 25, but funds will be accepted towards our adoption until the child is in our home and/or our adoption is complete. 
1. Please make checks payable to: Lifesong. You may preference how the donation might be used by writing Fry 3522 Adoptionin the memo section of your check. 
(*Note: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong which retains full discretion and control over its use.) 

2. Mail checks to: 

Lifesong for Orphans 
Att: Fry/#3522
PO Box 40 
Gridley, IL 61744 

3.  You can give online HERE or at the button at the top of our blog.  Please note that paypal charges a 2.9% + $0.30 fee for each transaction so your donation will come through minus that amount.  If it is easier for you that way, by all means, go ahead :)

Thank you for investing in the Kingdom through prayer and finances – it will be an investment with an eternal return! (Matthew 6:20) 

We will be posting updates and pictures of the kiddos as we receive them and are legally allowed to. Please pray this entire process will glorify God and fulfill His purposes! 

In Him, 

Heidi, Josh, Emma and Corbin

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your matching grant! How exciting. Praying for you as you continue your adoption journey, knowing that God will provide for you every step of the way!

    Leah @ Lifesong