Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Faith Journey

May 1, 2011, was a day that people will remember for a variety of reasons. For most, they will remember that day as the day that the news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed. For us, it will be remembered for a much different and significant reason.....we decided to pursue adoption. We have been praying about this decision for over a year now and after much prayer, we felt God calling us to "get out of the boat and step out onto the water" and follow Him. The verse that has permeated our minds, hearts and souls the last year is, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27". The way in which we care for orphans can be done in many different ways, but we feel God calling us to take one of these orphans into "Our Forever Family". We're just in the "starting blocks", as Troy likes to call it, but we're ready to run! Our 5th child is waiting for us in Russia and we long for the day that we have him/her in our home and arms! We do however, covet your prayers! We know this is going to be a long, emotional journey, but we also know that God is good and he will provide for our every need.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful, Steph! I'll look forward to updates! So good to see you last night :-)