It seems like we always receive good adoption news on evenings with good friends. Monday night after dinner and sweet fellowship we were notified that we had received our Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from China. Sun Zhang Yu will soon live with us and have all the rights and privileges of membership in the Cleland family. Conservative estimates have us traveling to China in 10-12 weeks. If things go well, he could spend Christmas with us.
We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this long journey. For months we have prayed for a boy we don’t know. Not only does he not know us but he doesn’t even speak our language. Lord willing, in just a few months he will live in a home with two brothers and a sister AND be receiving the medical care he needs.
I thought I knew how God was going to provide for this adoption. In His providence He has chosen not to work in that way. But to this point God has always provided. I’ve written checks for thousands of dollars and each time the money has been there. I have no reason to believe that he will not continue to provide.
We need to raise about $15,000 more for our trip. We hope to be rolling out a t-shirt fundraiser soon. Or you can give to our AdoptTogether account and have your contribution be tax-deductible. As always we covet your prayers.