Words are not enough to describe to all of you the experience that we had at the Steven Curtis Chapman concert last night. It was an overwhelming display of the grace of God in our life and a significant event in our adoption journey. We were the invited guests of Steven Curtis Chapman at his concert in Brownsburg, IN as I described here a couple of entries ago. Well, at each concert a family that is adopting is selected to receive the money that is collected at the concert through the "Change for Orphans" project. This money is given to the family as their grant through the "Show Hope / Shaohannah's hope" project of Steven Curtis Chapman. We were the family that received the funds...WOW!! The gift was significant! It was overwhelming to know that all the people that attended the concert gave a gift that will have a real impact on the life of an orphan. I was impressed by how well Steven Curtis Chapman was able to articulate exactly how we felt about adoption, about what scripture says about adoption and how God deserves all the glory. I have to admit that I have never been a fan of contemporary Christian music, but I have grown to very much appreciate the music of Steven Curtis Chapman. His lyrics are Christ centered and God honoring and he points the focus squarely where it belongs...on God and his glory. Not only were we recipients of the gift but we were able to appear on stage with Steven Curtis Chapman at the end of the concert where he presented us with the grant and we prayed together, our whole family, Steven Curtis Chapman and his Road Manager. We then had a few minutes to meet with Steven Curtis Chapman back stage. I have to say that he is a humble, real, down to earth man who clearly loves Christ and his word and has a real heart for God's people. It was like spending time with a friend.. the kind of experience that you have with a member of the body of believers. We are so thankful for the amazing gift that God has given us through Steven Curtis Chapman and his organization. We encourage all of you to support Shaohannah's Hope and to Show Hope for orphans around the world.