Last Friday night, about 80 people gathered at The Groves Church to support our adoption. We held a trivia night and silent auction, and it could not have went better. The honest truth is that even though I ran/MC'd the night, I had NEVER been to trivia night before! For never having been to one, we were overwhelmed and thrilled at how it went.
Leslie and I were humbled by all of you who supported us. We could not believe we raised over $3400.00. We now have enough funds to pay our agency fees off as well as pay for our lawyer fees. Never in a million years 10 months ago did we think this would be possible when we started the adoption process. We were passively thinking we would have to do like so many have to, and go into debt to adopt and start a family. All glory to God that does not have to happen.
By the grace of God, and in his will, we will have a baby in our home within the next month. Please continue to pray for this process, that it may be smooth as we near the timing of the baby's birth.
Matthew is 34 years old and currently lives in St Louis, Missouri with his wife Leslie. He serves as the Associate Pastor at The Groves Church, in Webster Groves, Missouri.