Thursday, September 30, 2010

Praise the Lord!

I'm so amazed that God raised over $20,000 for Yulia.  Blown away by how God works.  Sweet Adeye at No Greater Joy/Simple Surrender advocated for Yulia, trusting that God would show His glory through her advocacy.  God laid it on my heart to come alongside Adeye to simply advocate for Yulia as well.  I did nothing, other than donate and advocate.  That's it.  Some of you have asked how *I* did this, and *I* did NOTHING, other than come alongside Adeye to advocate.  I didn't even write up the story of Yulia.  I simply restated what Adeye shared from her heart; God did everything.  I don't even have a clue how many people donated in memory of Chrissie.  It doesn't matter.  What matters is that God broke a lot of hearts for Yulia, by whatever avenue He chose, and He is in the process of forever changing Yulia's future.  Praise Him!!! 

Would you please continue to pray that God would move mountains and unite Yulia with her forever family in GODSPEED?!?!  Yulia is running out of time and needs her family to rescue her SOON.  I've heard that a few families have expressed interest in Yulia (via Reece's Rainbow), but I'm waiting for the day that God announces His chosen family for Yulia. 

New topic:  I am sitting in a hotel room in Austin with 5 other adoption-loving women!  We are attending the Together for Adoption Conference (T4A), and oh what a joy it is to be surrounded by women who love God, love orphans, and live out James 1:27!  We spent the day today with Dr. Karyn Purvis (author of The Connected Child) learning how to parent children from hard places.  I just love her research and resonates well with me as I practiced "attachment parenting" (Dr. Sears) with my bio kids before I even knew that adoption would be in our future and before I had a clue how much attachment would become an integral part of my life in connecting with adopted kiddos.  I'm so blessed to be able to attend this conference (thanks Matt, Stephanie and kiddos for giving me this time here!).  I've met a few of you faithful and sweet blog readers here...thanks so much for taking the time to say hi!  I'm on the T4A featured blogger break-out (I think on Saturday), so if you're at the conference, stop by and say hi.  It's fun to meet those cyber-friends who have prayed for us.  What a blessing! :-)  And, if you're in the area, it's not too late to come to the conference!!!  Sign up HERE.
Dr. Karyn Purvis is the lady in the middle dressed in black.

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