Sunday, November 20, 2011

Good news!

We have good news: we have been awarded a $3500 matching grant from Hand in Hand Christian Adoption Agency to help up out with our adoption expenses.  We are so appreciative of organizations like these whose sole purpose is to assist families in adoption and ultimately bring children home.  We are now starting a new fund-raising phase of our adoption and are being continually reminded that God provides.  In fact, in this case, He will have to provide.  We don't have an extra $25,000, which is what our adoption will likely cost.  So, we are prayerfully considering different options for raising funds and waiting for His leading and His provision.  This is one of the many lessons we have learned from the adoption journey already--we have to rely on Him.  We can't do it ourselves.  But, I am continually encouraged by examples in scripture where the Lord provided what people needed at the exact moment they needed it.  One example is in the book of Ruth.  Ruth and Naomi were alone and destitute and the Lord provided for them not only food and sustenance, but a family redeemer through Boaz.  God will provide for us not only what we need through our finances, but so much more than we could ask.  What an amazing God we serve! Thank you for following our family as we follow His lead!

P.S. Some people have asked how they can help us.  If you would like to donate towards helping us raise our funds you can send a check to 

Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.  

Landrum Family
18524 Juniper St                                                                                                    
Gardner, KS  66030-9147

This will go into a separate account for our family and will be matched dollar for dollar by Hand in Hand.  They do ask that you only put our names on the outside of the envelope and not on the check for tax purposes.  They will then send you a return receipt and it will be a tax deductible donation for you.  

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