Thursday, August 1, 2013

Announcing the New Family Members

Dear blog readers,
If you've been around for a while, then you know that our family has been waiting to adopt for over a year. In the last year and a half we have learned much about God's power and love. We have also learned that His plans are often quite different from our own. We thought we would birth a fourth child, instead He showed us adoption. We thought we would adopt domestically, and after much waiting, He gently nudged us toward Uganda. We thought we were surely supposed to adopt just one, and He placed two boys on our hearts.
After seeing these two boys' picture a few months ago, we couldn't stop thinking and praying about them. Even when we don't understand God's ways, He is beautifully relentless, and we are very thankful that He has again withheld no good thing.
We have also learned that we can do nothing in our own strength. God's hand in this adoption is evident, but we need you as well! Would you pray for us? We need prayer for our travels, for raising the rest of the money and for bringing two very different children into our family. We are excited and scared and in wonder all at the same time.
If you would like to help us raise the $21,000 that we have yet to raise, you can easily go to Lifesong for Orphans and donate using our family account number: #2961.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting Of Such is the Kingdom over the years. I can't wait until we're on the other side of this adoption and I'm typing about how wonderful it is to have five children!

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