I don't have to explain why we are doing what we are doing, but with some of the negative(not to much) feed back I have received, maybe I should. Jon and I can have more kids. We can try and get pregnant again right now, but before any of those miscarriages happened I was feeling led to adopt. I knew that it wasn't time, but God really laid it on my heart that this was going to be the direction He was taking our family. So yes, I can still get pregnant, but that's not God's will for our life right now. I truly appreciate the wonderful feed back that we have received and I also appreciate the negative, but for those of you out there who are trying to bring me down it's not going to happen. This adoption is not about you, it's not about me, and it's not even about this child. It's about Jesus. He has held out His hand,and has asked us to leave our comfort zone and He is taking us down this narrow road. I have had some questions as to why international. To be honest, that is just where God laid our hearts. Besides what better opportunity for us to model God, who adopts from every language, tribe, and nation and puts all the children together at the SAME table with the SAME inheritance and SAME love. ALL children belong to Jesus. What better way is there then to bring the gospel to unwanted children and place them in homes where they will be raised in the nurture and love of the Lord? Not all of us are called to adopt, but all of us have a stake in the adoption issue, because Jesus does! He is the one who tells us that He is "Father of the fatherless" (Psalm68:5) He is the one who insists on calling the "least of these" His brothers. (Matthew25:40) and who also tells us that the first time we hear His voice, He will be asking us what we did. I love what Francis Chan has said "God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through." Hebrews tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. from adopted for life, but also my heart.
We have the means to be able to take care of another child, but we don't have the money to bring him home. We have cut back on everything that we can and we are trying our hardest to raise what we need when we need it. As of right now we need $830 to pay our I-600A fee AND we also need $4100 for our dossier. I know it seems so overwhelming, at least to us it does, but God will provide. He has all ready for our first set of fees. I would like to point out that we had a lot of people give $5. We would not have reached our $900 goal of it wasn't for all of those five dollars adding up. Nothing is to small. Everything helps us get to where we need to be. I honestly can not thank everyone enough.
We are having a yard sale this Saturday. We will have info about our adoption there and the kids will be selling lemonade, would you please pray for it? Maybe come help. Would you please pray that we can reach people through our yard sale and our adoption who maybe don't know the Lord? Will you please pray that through out all that we are going through and will go through that Jesus will be glorified? Will you please ask the Lord to show you how you can help? He will answer you.
"From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another" John1:16