Today was no different. As we get closer to the actual date of flying to Addis to pick up Juddah and bring him to the US, and purchasing that plane ticket, we realize that we will be buying the ticket last minute, and possibly during the holidays.... Rick and I have been looking at ticket costs, $2000. Wow! This last week I was talking to the Lord about this, and wrestling in my mind about putting it to the body of Christ and asking for donations to be put toward travel expenses. I wasn't sure if this was something that was for our family to take care of, or if it was something that the Lord wanted us to all work on together. Praying about it this week, I kept hearing that still small voice whisper "I got it covered, don't doubt me, I got this one"! Ok Lord, and went about the week, still wondering how this would pan out.
Today after church, at lunch, I checked Juddah's email, sitting in the in box was a new email from someone who's name I didn't recognize. Here is what the first few lines said..
I shared Juddah's story with our church and we had an outpouring of prayers and cards for him and his mother, which was just amazing. Today at church one of my friends who was touched by his story stopped me. She shared that a colleague of hers, who did much work for Rescue Now in Ethiopia, has a free ticket there and back that she has offered for you to use on your trip to go and get Juddah.
Wow! Yes Lord you had it covered!
And as if that wasn't enough, her note continued.......
I also had another church friend offer her rental house for you to stay in when you come, it is furnished and available. She offered to donate the rental fee but would need to have utilities paid for. I know you were planning on staying with Jody, but I thought since the house was offered I should at least throw that out there! Again, let me know if you are interested
I am astounded once again how the Lord is weaving His body of believers together for His purpose! Shouts of praise again for those who are obedient to the call of our savior! Thank you Lord for allowing us to be a part of your plan for baby Juddah. Thank you for challenging us To step out of our comfort zone, Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is, And He's holding out His hand!