"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saying Yes to God
This is a really exciting blog post! Finally, right!! We are working on adopting three boys from Mbuji Mayi Democratic Republic of Congo! We received our official referral Saturday night and we couldn't be more excited! Their names are Jean (pronounced John), Patrick and Constantin. They are ages 3, 4, and 5. This has been a really long journey filled with much prayer, tons of God's Word, much thought and lots of processing. We have been processing this for over a month. It has been such a great time of growing closer to God and learning how to rely on him. We are so excited to glorify God by saying YES we will adopt these boys. This will require much hard work and sacrifice but I can't think of anything else I would rather do. Total surrender to God and total reliance on him is so incredible. Our whole family is SO excited. Our hearts have always been that we wanted to adopt those who often get looked over, like special needs children, children over 4, or sibling groups. Words cannot describe the joy in my heart that God has blessed us with this incredible opportunity. Serving him in this way is so amazing. We are prepared for the Are you crazy comments and those that may not understand. Wholeheartedly following Jesus usually comes at a cost. But nothing is more worth it. HE is worthy!! God has shown up in amazing ways over these last few weeks, answering prayers and uniting our hearts. HE is worthy of all praise!! I am not sure of all the next steps yet, I hope it will be a quick process, like 6-8 months or so. In the meantime we will renovate our house and add a seat to our car and buy more beds in anticipation of three more precious lives in our home. We would so appreciate your prayers that our journey would go smoothly, that God would be more powerful than the legalities and the paperwork and that we would be able to bring these boys home so soon.
Then he said to them, “Whoever
welcomes this little childinmyname welcomes
me; and whoever welcomes me
welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”