Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Call to Action

Can I ask a favor?

Would you pray for us?

I came across this quote from John Piper today, and it hits home ~
Until you know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for.
-John Piper

We've experienced a lot of battles in the war of this life.  We don't usually ask why; we just fix our eyes on Jesus all the more.

We knew that this adoption journey would require faith like never before.  We knew it would be necessary to trust the Father for the funds to get our little guy home.  We want him home quickly, obviously to smother him with love, but also to address his medical needs.  And praise the Lord, the process is moving along quickly.

We have worked tirelessly to raise funds, and we'll continue to do so.  To date we've had 8 fundraisers since starting the process in July, and we are so thankful for all who have participated in them, from entering drawings, to purchasing t-shirts and baked goods!

And in our flesh, we fall short.  Every.single.time.  We understand that one of the main reasons folks don't adopt is the cost.  After all, who has $40,000 laying around?!?  We certainly don't.  And yet, the Lord has provided the funds for all of our children to come home.  He has used some pretty creative means to provide, through His people.  And as we get one step closer to our son, I tremble at the notion that we still need to raise another $34,000.  It seems impossible from our perspective.  But we are so feeble and so limited, unlike our mighty Father, for whom nothing is impossible!

And so it occurred to me, why not rally the troops to pray?  Would you commit to pray?  For our family.  And for others who are responding in obedience to the Word of God, even though it is not easy.  We are not promised comfort or ease, but there is a promise we can count on: He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Our family has grown over the last ten years...

...and as long as we have breath, we will serve the Lord at all cost.

Prayer doesn't change things; it changes us.  We want our desires to align with the Fathers; we want to testify to His goodness, no matter the circumstances; and we want to praise His character and sovereignty.

We treasure your prayers, and we'd also like to pray for you, if you would leave a comment with your request.

"Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude -- an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God."
- Arthur Pink

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made in Purple!

We are all fearfully and wonderfully made by our awesome Father!

We have chosen the theme Be the Change because we believe if we truly want to see change, it starts with ourselves.  It isn't enough to desire change; we have to take steps to make change.

And we have chosen Psalm 139:14 because our son is a very special little boy. He has spina bifida and bilateral club foot, just the way God made him for His glory!

We want to get him home as quickly as possible to not only address his medical needs, but to fulfill his true need: the knowledge of the love of his Heavenly Father and his family!

The Lord commands us to love, and we have a tremendous love for children who have little to no hope without a family.  Each t-shirt sold will bring us a little closer to our adoption fundraising goal to bring our son home.


We have this design in women's fitted, unisex, long-sleeve, youth and hoodies!
If you'd like to order between now and December 3, you can do so HERE!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

I love this verse!  So I was thinking, why not wear it?!?

We designed this tee (in youth, long-sleeve, hoodies, women's fitted and unisex), to run through December 1.  Maybe you need to do some Christmas shopping yet?  

I'm thinking about running this in purple because I so love the purple tees!  I'll keep you posted!

Meanwhile, please take a peek at this design here.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

One Step Closer

Today we received a long awaited email!
Our 800a is approved!
To break it down, once our postman is so kind to deliver the approval, we will have 3 documents to authenticate before sending them to China to meet up with the rest of our dossier. 
We are so thankful for the Lord's perfect timing and provision! 
We have not been delayed up to this point due to lack of funds, praise the Lord!
When we send our dossier, we will also need to send a chunk of funds to the tune of several thousand dollars. 
For that reason,  we have held one fundraiser after another...
Including this one:

Yes, we are offering to help with your Thanksgiving baking!  We have several orders already, and we will gladly take lots more!  After all, I have help:)
This is one of the many ways the Lord is providing for our fees, and we are so thankful for everyone who prays, encourages, holds our hands and supports us in so many ways!

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