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A widow and an orphan

May 22, 2012

At times, we have found it odd that our closest friends are all in a various stage of adoption. We have frequently questioned whether we, too, should embark on the journey. If nothing else, we have become educated, experienced, enthusiastic advocates of adoption and supporters of all our friends.

One such set, Greg and Jess, have had their share of adoption heartache. We began walking with them through this journey several years ago while in Seattle. We welcomed two different children into their home with hopes of them being “forever children.” We then witnessed with sadness and joy as the birth parents pulled their lives together and reclaimed their children.

But now we are joining them in a creative venture in their process of adopting from Panama.

Adoptions are costly. We have to continually remind our kids that they are not buying children, but paying for paperwork, travel, and more paperwork! $25,000 worth.

The kids are making piles of toys and such to sell at the adoption garage sale we are hosting in a few weeks. But they will also get to participate in a unique day of helping a widow to save an orphan. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit the orphans and widow in their affliction.” James 1:27

On June 9, we will join several other friends to serve a widow in the community. We are gathering sponsorships, much like a 5K race, to put toward a matching grant that will go toward Greg and Jess’ adoption. The ministry is called Both Hands, and you can see their page and donate right here.

We are excited to enlarge the family of multi-cultural kids that exist in our hearts as we have prayed for them to enter the many different homes of all our friends! If we are not called to adopt, we are still called to care for the orphans. Will you join us?

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  1. May 22, 2012 7:47 pm

    An adoption garage sale – what a wonderful idea to support a beautiful, loving concept 🙂 I’ll definitely spread that word!

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