Hello Family and Friends,
We wanted to personally share with you the special news that the Prescott family is growing! We’re excited to announce that we’re adopting two young girls from the country of Hungary. The names of these girls, who are sisters to one another, are Madlen and Jázmina – ages 5 and 4 respectively. We’ll travel to Hungary to meet them in early February and will bring them home in late March. So the Prescott family will soon double in size!
Adoption has been on both of our hearts for a while. Even before we were married we said that we would be interested in adopting one day. We love that adoption beautifully pictures how God has adopted us into His family through faith in Jesus. That’s why 1 John 3:1 has been our theme verse for our adoption:
“See what great love The Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are!”
At first our plan was to adopt from Poland since Stephen’s grandmother is Polish; however, we experienced a detour on the Poland track when this country decided to shut-down their international adoption program. However, we believe that God works in detours and, with the help of our adoption agency, we switched to Hungary since this country is also located in Eastern Europe and will give us the opportunity to adopt siblings.
As most of you probably know, the adoption process can be long and expensive. So we’ve been doing our best to budget and save in order to pay for our adoption as we’ve gone along. Thankfully, we’ve also received some grants to include a matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans.
How You Can Be Involved…
We know that as our family and friends, you may want to be a part of this adoption journey with us. Prayer is a great way to be involved. Some of you may even want to give.
Join the Prescott Prayer Team!
Pray for our time in Hungary as we navigate the legal ramifications of adoption and for a special time of bonding and attachment with these precious girls.
Pray for us as we become parents!
Pray for Madlen (right) and Jázmina (below) to adjust well as they transition from Hungary to the United States and into our family.
Pray for Madlen and Jázmina to come to know Jesus.
Help with the remaining $11,000 in adoption expenses to give Madlen and Jázmina a forever family!
Give by Check: Make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans
– In the memo line, please write: Preference to #8445 Prescott
- – Mail to Lifesong for Orphans: PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744
Give Online: Go to https://give.lifesong.org/lifesong/08445
Thank you for being excited with us! We know this isn’t the typical birth announcement, but please consider it our “we’re expecting!” announcement as we’re expecting two girls! Like it says in Psalm 127:3, Children are a heritage from The Lord, offspring a reward from Him.
We also want to wish you a very blessed Christmas! Or, in Hungarian, egy nagyon áldott karácsonyt kívánunk! May you have a renewed sense of awe and wonder at Christmas as you remember that “a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world!” -C.S. Lewis
Stephen & Chelsea