Finally, on May 21, we received the online results. All except one of the boy was eligible to be enrolled into formal school, and so began a rushed effort to find schools that still had openings for enrollment. To our disappointment, two of the schools were full and were no longer accepting students. The one school that was still open for students, we were hesitant about because of the potential of gang related problems with some of the boys and their history. So with prayer we decided that the option we had left was the private school nearby who were willing to extend a discount to us if more than two were enrolled there. We already had the two from last year returning, so any others would be eligible for that discount. Still to do was the shopping trips for notebooks, pencils, shoes, backpacks, and more.
The next morning, I woke up still stressed, moody and worried about lacking the funds to enroll 8 boys into private school within a week, and before I even started my morning devotion, I opened up a message from two people who wanted to sponsor a total of 5 of our children for tuition fees! And then a few seconds later, I got another message of our small church in the US who were willing to sponsor at least 3 more! And another message about a local business woman who was interested in sponsoring lunch monies and transportation and school supplies! Within an hour, we had the full costs to enroll 7 boys to private school and 1 boy in vocational school with their lunch money all expenses provided for. I was undone! I spent the rest of that morning in tears, repenting, praising and thanking God for His promises to provide. I have so much to learn from this moment, and I hope that I will not forget God’s miracles in the 11th hour.