Last December, when we received Preapproval to adopt Silas James from China, we immediately began to consider how we would come up with the funds needed to pay all the adoption expenses. Our first expense was our homestudy update, and it was going to cost $800. I remembered that in the past my parents would have yard sales from time to time. And that $800 was doable. So I began to consider having a yard sale to help us pay Silas’s homestudy update.
My collecting began with a drive to Middletown to pick up a lone baby rocker. Over the next few months, we made “yard sale runs” to Shelbyville, Oldham County, Bernheim Forest, Prospect, Taylorsvillle…all with our eye on the prize of getting a little bit closer to bringing our boy home.
What began as a desire to hold an average-sized yard sale at our home, grew over time, into something much larger than we could have ever imagined in the beginning. This past weekend, we held our long-anticipated sale. And boy, did God ever multiply our fish and loaves!! We sold $4,200 worth of stuff in just two days!! Many of you will remember too, that we also made $2,000 prior to the sale, by selling many of the donated items on Ebay or Craigslist. And then, the Lord blessed by giving us $1,000 through a private donor – amazing! $7,200 from a YARD SALE….WOW!!!
HE has done immeasurably more than we could have asked or imagined and we give Him ALL the glory!
“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad.”
Below are a few pictures from the sale.