Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feeling Better

It has been a few days since I have written anything. Last week proved to be very eventful in our lives. Monday night I wound up in the ER having heart irregularities. When we left the ER mom had a flat tire. Fun. Friday I went to see the cardiologist. He checked my heart and found no dangerous issues. I just have an irregular heartbeat that is not dangerous to me and can be treated with medicine. That night was on my way to a Bats game and I got a flat tire. Uncle Chris commented that we must be doing something right to have the devil attacking us so much.

Now that I am feeling better, mom and I are moving forward on paperwork and interviews, etc. God is really speaking to us about Adoption/Orphan ministry and the need to establish something within the Assemblies of God. I do not know how or when all of this will play out, but I am very excited to see what God does through us as we move forward in His timing.

We love you very much and pray for your soon arrival.

Love Daddy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"I Will Come To You"

Son or Daughter,

God's Word speaks often of the plight of Orphans. You have been separated from your parents for one reason or another. This has been a traumatic experience for you. When you come to us there will be a period of adjustment and a time for us to prove that we are here for you. God loves you so much. Jesus, our Saviour, says in John 14:18 "No, I will not abandon you as orphans-I will come to you." Here Jesus is speaking of His return, but it also emphasizes His love for you as an orphan. Mom and I make the same promise to you. We will not abandon you. When you come into our home you will be our child, just as Natalie and Micah are our children. You will be loved and prayed over. We also promise that we will come to you. I don't know when, but soon we will come. We can't wait to hold you for the first time.

God loves you and so do we!

Love Daddy

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We Must Do Something

Statistics say that adoption in the United States peaked in 2004. Since that time the number has almost been cut in half, 22,990 in 2004 to 12,753 in 2009. 77% of Americans claim to be Christian. UNICEF estimated that in 2006 there were 143,000,000 orphans in the world. There are 309,000,000 people in the US. That means that 238,000,000 identify themselves as Christan. If 1/3 of these (79,000,000) Christians families would adopt one child the number of orphans in the world would drop by half. I understand not all are called to adopt. I also know that if God has not called you to adopt, don't do it. These numbers just give you an idea of the need that exists.

God may not be calling you to adopt, but He is calling all of us to do something. Our hearts desire is to not only adopt but be able to establish an adoption fund for others that need help. What is God calling you to do?

To you who is waiting for us to be your parents,
I am asking our family and friends to pray with us for you and our adoption journey. There are many hills for us to clime over. We are seriously praying about who you will be and if God is leading us to pick you as a waiting child or if God is calling us to let the Philippine government "pick you". Either way you are God's selection for us. Soon we will begin our homestudy and fundraising. If we select you as a waiting child we will have to have all of the money raised within a year rather than 2-3 years. As with all things in mommy and daddy's lives you are in God's hands. What He wills, will come to pass.

We love you more each day.

Love Daddy