We are linked up with none other than Adeye over at No Greater Joy Mom today! She and her husband are a wonderful couple with 7 children- 3 biological sons and 4 precious girls that they have adopted. I should add that the youngest two have been blessed with Down syndrome like our sweethearts Asa and Abel! Adeye and her husband are continually a huge blessing to those in the adoption world. They are known for their tireless work advocating for the orphan and for the awareness that they bring to those that have also answered the call and are diligently working to bring their children home. They have definitely been there and done that and they understand full well that fundraising is HARD. Most families that adopt are taking an enormous leap of faith, especially in the area of finances. I sure don't know very many folks that just happen to have $20,000 to $30,000 lying around at their immediate disposal, do you? Undoubtedly, there are many families that would willingly open their hearts and homes to a little one in need but are overwhelmed at the financial cost of doing so.
That particular mindset would have described Tim and I perfectly at one point. We felt called to adoption but we were afraid of making the commitment to do so and then not be able to follow through because of a lack of funding. Thankfully the Lord used some of our sweet friends that had previously adopted and an AWESOME book- Crazy Love by Francis Chan, to compel to us to take the plunge and TRUST that He would be faithful to see us through the journey.
And what a fabulous and amazing journey it has been so far! We have been completely blown away by the LOVE and MIGHT of the God that we serve. Time and again He has placed people in our path whose hearts have been moved to sow into our adoption and help us bring our two boys home. What appeared to be impossible in mere human terms, is proving to be completely possible with the Lord. With His help we have raised over $25,000 to date! AMAZING! We trust that He will be faithful to help us raise the $20,000 that we still need.
Right now if you visit Adeye's blog you will have the opportunity to help some families that are currently fundraising to bring their precious children home, including ours! ;) Click on over to Adeye's blog and enter for the chance to win a $500 gift card to Target! With a small donation of just $10, you can help to make the difference in the life of a child! Thanks!
In His Grip,