Dear Family & Friends,
It is hard to believe that four years have gone by since we were working on adopting Alejandra; a lot has taken place during that time.
This past year, once again, the Lord has laid adoption heavily on our hearts; (I never thought I would be going through this again). We have done a lot of research and tried other routes for adopting. The Lord continued to shut doors and we felt that we possibly may not be able to adopt again. Adoption is not for the faint of heart in any respect. Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing is impossible.” We finally decided to check one final option that we thought was closed for us, but there seems to be an opening. God has brought another little girl to our attention and placed her heavily on our hearts.
We come to you again with humble hearts to ask that you help us on our mission. We first and foremost ask for much needed prayer. Secondly, we ask that you share our story with others (as we know from experience that God uses many people who love and support adoption to accomplish his purposes.) Thirdly we are in need of financial support. Adoption is a very expensive process and is large barrier in our being able to bring this little girl into our family. As Christians, we believe it is our responsibility to move where God leads us, and we ask you to prayerfully consider how you might be part of what God is doing. We would Like to inform you we have a matching grant of $3000.00 from Lifesong for Orphans. Any money donated will go towards this matching grant. Psalms 10:14 But you have seen, for you observe trouble and grief, to repay it by your hand. The helpless commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. Proverbs 31:8-9 open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
We are working on an international adoption from Ecuador. We will again be required to travel to Ecuador and stay there while we meet and bond with our child. We will also have to stay in Ecuador to finalize the adoption and obtain legal documents to bring her back to the US. We are in need of $30,000 to complete this process. This sum includes expenses for a home study, government and translation fees, travel, and some support for the six weeks we stay in Ecuador. We have already raised $15,000 of that and this matching grant will help reach the rest of our needs. We are trusting God to provide for our every need as we have seen Him do before. We are stepping out in faith once again; Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeys when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out not knowing where he was going.
If God is placing a burden on your heart we ask you to bless us and be part of making a difference in the life of child. This is an investment for eternity and not one that we make lightly. We welcome you to join us in bringing home this fatherless child home into a forever family. 1 Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of him. James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble. Matthew 18:5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
Once again, we ask for your help in making the impossible…..possible.
In his name
Elizabeth & Kevin
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