We are up to our elbows in paperwork and up to our necks in adoption fees! Every step of the way God has met every need right when we ask. We are finishing up our home study and we are ready to mail in the paperwork. As a matter of fact we were near the stamp licking stage when we discovered that we are required to pay all six of our post-adoption fees upfront with the home study fee. This changed our amount by $1,800! We originally were only short $500...now we need $2,300. lWe went to our money tree and shook it, but so far nothing falling from the sky. :) We began to pray and that very day we discovered we had an extra $1,000 that will be available to us mid-November. God is ALWAYS faithful.
We are offering several ways to help us meet this goal. We need to travel at the beginning of summer so we are trying to move things along as quickly as possible.
Our precious friend Jennifer Webster is having an adoption fundraiser Thirty-One party for the month of November. You can go right online and order. She is giving all of her profit to bringing home Gracie and Oliver!
Welcome to the Tilton's Thirty One Fundraiser! 100% of commission made from this fundraiser will be donated to Frank and Melissa for their adoption fund.
Christmas is just over 50 days away (GASP!). Shop with purpose this season and help bring Oliver and Gracie home!!
This party is all online (unless you are local to Melissa as she will have catalogs). You can shop through this link: https://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/catalog.aspx?eventId=E4049093&from=DIRECTLINK The customer special this month is an all time favorite!!! Spend $35 and get a Medium Utility Tote for $7!!!
If you would just like to donate you may use the paypal button. If you donate through paypal or send a paypal donation to email@example.com you will receive one entry for every $5.00 in our ipad mini giveaway. We are only accepting 300 entries then we will draw for 2 $50 Visa cards and the ipad mini.
If you would like to receive tax credit for donating we have an easy link to donate. This is our adoption fund through our wonderful church. All donations through this site are tax deductible. Just choose adoption fund. Here is the link. .https://gracepointe.generush.org
Sunday, August 11, 2013
This week was one of the first times I have stepped out in blind faith and truly let myself trust the Lord 100%! On Thursday I sent off a set of paperwork to our adoption agency with the authorization to take the fee payment out of our account on Monday. We prayed and asked the Lord to cover the fee with the huge sale our church sponsored for us. In two days, the Lord brought in $3,544. ( found another $100 bill in the glove box where I was keeping the money). This is $1,044 over what we were believing for. We now have enough to cover our home study fee as well. There were so many goose bump moments this weekend. Deciding to have it in the building at the fairgrounds and watching the rain pour down while all our stuff stayed dry. Choosing a date not knowing there would be another big sale on Saturday at the building next door. Having constant traffic because the river was rising and everyone drove by our building to see it. Needing more items to sell on Thursday evening and while waiting on someone, 2 people pull up with sacks and a truck load. These people were strangers, they had come to donate to the other sale, but there was no one there to take their donations so they gave them all to us!! Asking God, at 2:30 pm to help us sell 2 beds, a treadmill and about 7 tv's so we didn't have to haul them to Goodwill-within 2 hours all were sold. Someone who doesn't know us walking up and writing us a check for $250. A dear friend handing us$100 with tears in his eyes as he tells us, God told me to give you this." Jennifer Torrence Webster , Luke Webster, Pastor Tim Singer, Kristi Davidson Singer,Emily Tilton, Nathan David Bales, and Frank who worked tirelessly and endlessly without complaint or compensation. My heart is full but also broken, I shared so much about our littles this weekend and I ache so much to hold them in my arms. Thank you all for giving, not out of your abundance, but out of your need. Following the Lord in obedience is a pretty thrilling journey!!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Love Grows A Family: We are starting a Puzzle Piece Fundraiser!Puzzle p...: We are starting a Puzzle Piece Fundraiser! Puzzle pieces are $10 each. Leave a comment and let us know how many pieces you purchase...
This is our precious Gracie Ya Li
The red thread connects our hearts to those we love in China. There are many children that we love; two have stolen our hearts and we are working diligently to make them ours forever!
Our story matches our motto: Love Grows a Family! We are late bloomers! We are the Tilton family. Through many struggles and heartaches the Lord gave us two wonderful kids.
We had our daughter when I was 29 years old and our son was born when I was 39 years old. How appropriate it is that as I turned 49 we are in the process of growing our family again. God has opened our hearts to adoption and He has opened our minds to the millions of children and teens who live without hope of a family.
Our desire is to share our hearts with you as we follow the red thread to where are hearts will be filled and we will have the opportunity to pour our hearts into the lives of these precious children.
Each step we have taken so far has been laid out and doors opened. We are continuing in faith that the Lord will lead and guide us every step of the way.