Tuesdays are crazy fun days. Our church sponsors a Good News Club in a local elementary school. This is an awesome program that allows us to go in for an hour after school and share the great news of the Gospel with the children that attend. Our attendance has almost DOUBLED from last year, and we're doing our best to keep up with these guys. I won't lie...it's exhausting! But oh so worth it to know that seeds are being planted in their little hearts that we pray will blossom into a relationship with Jesus Christ!
Anyways, yesterday was more crazy than fun. It happens. Good News Club is a branch of a ministry organization, and they come to evaluate how you are doing every once in a while. Yesterday was our evaluation. Did I mention that the school also needed the space we normally meet for Good News Club and divided us into 4 different groups? Yeah... a little chaotic to say the least. We're still trying to figure out how to make this work, and yesterday was week 2 of this change. We also had some volunteers unable to come, and some extra kids that we weren't sure if they were supposed to stay, and it seemed like all the kids had been given crazy kool-aid before they came because they were having a very hard time listening. But...we made it through. Everyone survived! Kids learned memory verses and about how they can count on God for courage through the story of David and Goliath. And we'll be back on track next week.
So at the end of this verrry long hour last week, we were beat. When we opened the door, to my surprise, sat a FedEx envelope! I knew immediately it was the results from the FBI Clearance. Our last clearance had expired, and we needed to update it to make sure we were still in the clear. :) I had worried and fretted over these clearances... the FBI had run our credit card for payment way back in the beginning of September. The 2nd of September to be exact. We were told after you see the charge, expect the clearances to arrive in 1-2 weeks. Well, like everything else in this adoption, I expected, and it was delayed. And delayed. Finally I quit worrying about it.
And then it arrived.
God is good, friends! He knows exactly what we need when we need it. He knew that we would be delayed in the whole adoption process, and that I would need some encouragement yesterday. And He sent it via a FedEx envelope!