Thursday, April 1, 2010

We are stepping out of the boat.

  Let me first explain what "stepping out of the boat means". In our family when we are not doing something that we feel like the Lord wants us to do, maybe because of fear or whatever the reason. We say to each other that we need to just trust and get out of the boat.( Referring to Matthew 14:27-31.)

 Jon and I have always talked about adoption. Not really much else, but just talking. The past six months or so we have been doing more then just talking, we have been praying about whether or not this is something that God wants from our family. On Sunday night (March 28th) we knew it was time. We could not deny the call anymore.So on Wednesday (March 31st) We sent in our paper work to see if we would get approved to adopt a sweet baby boy from Ethiopia. We should know within the week. :D

Once we get approved, we will begin this incredible journey with our family and amazing friends that God has put in our lives. We are stepping out of the boat and even though the storms will come and the waves will get bigger, we will try our best to stay focused on Jesus.

I know this is short and to the point. I will write  a lot more when we find out if we are approved or not. Patiently waiting.


  1. Horray!!!!!!!! God is SO good. Can't wait to see how HE will provide for this faith walk!

  2. Melissa...keep those eyes of yours fixed on Jesus at all times, not the circumstances. I'm so glad to see you blogging and will look forward to walking this journey with you in spirit, praying for you and helping where I can. Sometimes the most profound truths are found in simple chorus's like "trust and obey, for there is no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey" and "I am weak, but He is strong!" May the joy of the Lord be your strength Sis!

  3. Welcome to the journey! You will see GOD in ways you have never imagined! :)

  4. Thats amazing! I cant wait to hear about this journey, its one Simon and I are praying about also.

  5. So very excited for your family. Erica is one of my dearest friends so that's how I found ya...praying for you! Blessings, stacy