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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blue Skys and Green Cash and a little DRAMA!!!!


God was so gracious to hold the rain off for the entire two days of the garage sale and we cleared $2300 ... I am truly overwhelmed by the number, but more than that I am honored to have all those who donated items, to Katie Jo, Ondrea, Angel, Curry, and Anna for their help in making this possible ... I can't tell you how many times I got to share the story of adoption the past two days and how I was able to explain that the journey we take is one we NEVER take alone ... God has truly sent an amazing village of people, all with different talents to help us reach our financial goals, lift us up in prayer, give us godly counsel, and so much more ... It has been a perfect picture of the BODY OF CHRIST ... I wish I had pictures of the super chaotic craziness of the garage sale (literally could have opened a store), but I was to busy taking in the cash to take pictures ... hee hee

Added a little picture of the crash site from Wednesday !!!! Seriously, we live a very unexpected freaky life here in the Oatsvall house ...

16 kind words.:

Terri Fisher said...

Congratulations on almost reaching your adoption fund goal! I'm so excited for you, and your story truly inspires us as we, also, are raising funds for an adoption. I wish we could reach our goals as quickly as you have, but I praise God for how He has worked on your behalf, knowing that, in His perfect time, He'll do the same for us! Blessings on your journey!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Praise God for the provision!

Praise God none of you were hurt!

Hugs and much love sweet friend!
Jill

Kim K. said...

Oh my! There is seriously never a dull moment at your house. I'm glad none of your family was hurt. Geeze.

Congratulations on a successful garage sale!! Love ya!!

Tracy said...

oh wow! that picture speaks a thousand words! praising God for His amazing provision for Joseph and Abigail!

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....what absolutely exciting news...and praising God for His protection from what could have been a horrific accident.

God is so good and His love endures forever. Can't wait for your next update and seeing what adventures lie ahead as you prepare to bring your babies home.

Anonymous said...

WOW there is a God! 2,300!?!? OH MY GOODNESS! THE LORD IS @THE OATSVALL HOUSE AND IN EVERYTHING YOU DO!

LOVE AND PRAYERS,

Abbie

Holly said...

Yahoo! So when can you go meet your new son?!!!?
(I don't know anything about the process anywhere but China and Ethiopia)

Lindsey Doyle said...

I am so very happy that the garage sale went so well!!!! I have been thinking and praying for our four + sweet Abigail-he he. And I am singing praises over the Lord's protection over your home---much going on. Can't wait until we are together!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

I am truly in awe....... It has been absolutely amazing to watch the hand of God move to bring your children home. OH, what a faithful, and mighty God we serve!
God's speed to Joseph and Abagail.
I can't wait to see how He brings my children home as well.
I know He is able!
Love you sister and once again praising and thanking Jesus for all He has done to move those mountains.

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Praise the LORD, the Wonder-Working, Awe-Inspiring, Jehovah-Jirah, who puts the lonely in families.
He is so good to provide for your adoption needs!
Now, it's time for our family to start raising funds to build a home for children in South Africa.
I'm so excited!
Robbie

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, that car is messed up! I am glad you all are ok. And I'm really glad your garage sale was so successul!!

sarah in the woods said...

That's an amazing garage sale! Praising God for His blessing to you.

Kim said...

Praising God for his faithful and abundant provisions of dollars and friends!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Shelly and Family said...

aren't garage sales just the best! CONGRATS on your total $!!!!

Lisa said...

I just came across your blog and am praising God for His obvious hand in your lives! Your family is beautiful (is one of your daughters from Pingjiang?) and I pray that God brings your next two sweeties home SOON!

We have 2 bio boys, 2 girls from China and Africa has been on my heart for a few years now. God provided EVERY cent for our last adoption and so I know if He has more kids for us He will provide! What wonderful products you have - I look forward to getting some things soon!

Lisa said...

I just came across your blog and am praising God for His obvious hand in your lives! Your family is beautiful (is one of your daughters from Pingjiang?) and I pray that God brings your next two sweeties home SOON!

We have 2 bio boys, 2 girls from China and Africa has been on my heart for a few years now. God provided EVERY cent for our last adoption and so I know if He has more kids for us He will provide! What wonderful products you have - I look forward to getting some things soon!