God Provides

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
— Hebrews 11:1

It's Happening!

By the grace of God and his provision through the generosity of his children we've met our goal for our first agency fee! By faith we were assured that He would accomplish this despite the seemingly insurmountable task. After all, we only had two weeks to secure the funds necessary to cover our first payment of $3,562.50 due on December 15th! The Lord showed up with time to spare! How absolutely astonishing He is. Praise the Lord!

However, the need is still great. We have three more agency fees to go in addition to quite a few more expenses – many of which we have yet to discover. Because the Lord has called us to adopt a sibling group, the amount that this process will ultimately cost is somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000. While this may seem like a lot of money (and it certainly is) it's not too much for God.

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’
— Romans 8:15

We simply do not yet know the extent to which God has called us to stretch out our necks and trust Him, but we know His son Jesus who stretched out his arms upon the cross that we might stretch up our hands to God the Father and call Him daddy. So we're going to trust our dad.

We know that God can provide the funds necessary to bring these kids to their forever home – and we're trusting in His promise! 

Matthew 21:22 says "And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." He has called us to this great adventure, and He will provide in His way and His time. Maybe you're someone He wants to use for this. You can participate in bringing the newest Otts home simply by giving.

Every donation – no matter how large or small – is important and will help make our adoption a success. Would you kindly pray about making a donation? We'd love it if you would pray for us, too! Also, we would appreciate your willingness to share this with others who may want to participate.

Thank you so much for being a part of our adoption adventure!

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
— Matthew 7:7-11