Pray With Us

Sometimes I feel like I am on the receiving end of entirely too many blessings.

*The woman from my gym who came up to me after class and told me she is a swim instructor. Then she told me she wants to donate swim lessons to all of my kids when we get home.

*The owners of my gym – who in 25 years have never hosted a fundraiser at their facility. They offered to host my Zumbathon. And then they called last week and told me they want to pay someone to work the front desk during the event to sell snacks and drinks. And they want to give me 50% of whatever they make.

*The gentleman who wanted to donate to our adoption so he wrote us a check for $20. He post dated it and asked us to wait to deposit until his next pay-day. Talk about giving what you have!

*The family from our church who contacted us after we spoke. Their hearts are being stirred towards adoption and they are praying and asking God what He has planned for them.

*Another adoptive mom who invited me for coffee and told me that anytime I want to cry and scream and complain, just call her and she will let me do just that. And then she will pray for me.

I look back on my lifetime of walking with God and I wonder, have I just never been paying attention before? I have never before seen such obvious movements of God. I have never seen His hand so clearly. I have never felt His presence so closely. I have never watched Him answer prayers in such a direct manner.

And so I am writing tonight to ask something of you. Will you join our family this week in a specific prayer? Please. We have been waiting and hoping and feeling slightly discouraged that we STILL have not received our court date. It has now been 7 weeks since we accepted our referral. We are getting anxious to go to Ethiopia and get our children! So we are praying specifically that we will receive our court date THIS WEEK! Please, will you pray this with us?

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him. (1 John 5:14-15)
Thank you so much, friends.


3 thoughts on “Pray With Us

  1. Ann Vallotton

    Natalie, I have no doubt in my mind that you are right where God wants you TODAY! It occurred to me after seeing you on Thursday how busily Satan is trying to bring discouragement and ruin your plans, via illness, doubt, and mainly circumstances! God is faithful and has a plan that is perfect…to give you a hope and a future Jer. 29:11. And that’s exactly what He’s using you to do for your children, give THEM a hope and a future! He will make it happen! Can’t wait to zumbathon with you tonight! Love and prayers, Ann

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