Saturday, January 11, 2014


We have some amazing news and we wanted to share it with you! As you can read from the previous post, Karrington has the gift of attending Teen Challenge 2013-2014.
During her year at TC, she will be working on her struggles. Many older adopted children, including Karrington, need to spend significant time working through their past trauma, neglect, abandonment, abuse, malnutrition and educational delays.

Partnering with the parents, Teen Challenge has the support structure in place to help young adults work through their grief and help rebuild their foundation. All this time/effort is to help bring full restoration and healing to each child and help them become all that God intends for them to be.
While worth every penny, TC is $2,300 a month for tuition. (After tuition, comes payment for two mission trips, one to the Dominican Republic and one to Africa.) Many of YOU have been working and praying to help support Karrington’s tuition at TC. Along with our parents and you, we have been able to cover six months of tuition at Teen Challenge. Astounding!

Over New Years we received a phone call from a friend whose family had been praying for Karringtion and they wanted to know the remaining balance for Teen Challenge.
See, this precious family has been through three tragic deaths in the last five years. Through these losses, the Lord has provided a flood of finances that has been a blessing to them, their children and to their foster children. Through these ashes, beauty will rise.
They believed in Karrington’s healing and they wanted to sow a seed into her story of redemption. And they paid off the remaining balance of Karrington’s stay at TC. Selah! (Selah, 74 times in the Bible, “to pause and think of that!”)

After hearing the news and drying up the tears, we attended a worship in the New Year event in AR. They played one song that I think sums up our thoughts, “And we stand in Awe of You.”
We are simply standing in Awe of God’s handiwork and that He (not by us pulling strings) gave us grace and mercy in our time of need, showed up and astounded us and our family.

Part two of the miracle: TC believes in taking the girls on mission trips as part of their healing. They go to the Dominican Republic and to Africa to serve orphans, prostitutes and do street ministry. We have a heart for missions and while we wanted her to go, just paying the monthly tuition was our current goal.
After this gift of “paid” we were going to turn our eyes to the mission trips and lo and behold, another flood of donations came in and one trip was paid off! Karrington has the honor of serving the people/children in the Dominican Republic in March and we are confident she will serve in Africa in September as well.  Again, in Awe!

We pray that ALL families that have invested love, time, cards, prayers and finances towards Karrington’s healing would themselves find a double portion of provision. We also pray that Karrington would fully understand how incredible this miracle is for her (TC paid and missions too) and that she would rest assured in His love for her and our family/friends love for her.

“God can do anything, you know- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20

With Love,

The Perryman’s

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