Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stepping out on Faith!!

Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act. Proverbs 24:12 we go!! As a family, we've been talking and praying about Adoption for awhile now. It's time to stop talking.... and time to step out on faith! God has been tugging at my heart and when you know that you know that you know you're supposed to do can't stop thinking about it and you're always reminded of it! Yes, we are aware that we already have 4 children and No we're not crazy....we are just an ordinary family with more than enough love to go around and we most definitely have room for a precious child that wants a forever family of his own.

The older orphan children weigh heavily on my heart daily and I know that's the direction the Lord is taking us in. There is one young boy in particular from Ethiopia that our family can't stop thinking and praying about. He has been waiting for a family for a long time and I cry everytime I see his face. We actually have his picture on our refrigerator and the kids talk about him all the time as their brother. They keep telling me "let's go get him!" I wish it were that fast and easy, but there's a tremendous amount involved (paperwork, court dates, costs, etc.)

The average cost/fee's for International Adoption is anywhere from $20,000 - $30,000 and that's the only reason we kept putting it off. I started talking to other people and friends that have adopted recently, and I was always giving them the adoption expense excuse. I kept saying " I so badly want to adopt but we just don't have an extra $30,000 sitting around." All of them laughed and quickly put me in check by saying "We didn't have it either." They listened to their heart and just went for it and trusted that God would make a way...and HE did!!! Through donations, fundraisers, etc., they were able to bring their new children home.

So that's where we are right now! As a family, we're done using that excuse and completely trusting that God will provide! We are so excited because our 1st home study is this Monday, April 18th!!! WooHoo!!

We are asking all of our friends and family to join us in our journey by lifting us up in prayer and if your heart feels led to donate, we greatly appreciate any gift amount you can give. Every $10, $20 + donation gets us closer to bringing home a son from Ethiopia! We thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts and can't tell you enough how much this means to our family!

You can make a difference in a child's life today!

The Donate Button at the top of the page is through our Archie Family Adoption PAYPAL account.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation towards our adoption, please mail your donations to the address below with note attached, OR click HERE and enter Archie Family Adoption into the *Send Us A Message* Box.
100% of your donation will be credited to our family's adoption. God Bless you as you Give!

Donations can be mailed to:

Ordinary Hero Foundation, Inc                           
P.O. Box 1945
Brentwood, TN 37024

(Attach note: Archie Family Adoption Donation)

To the world, you may be only one person, but to one person, you might be the world!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy for you and your family Crystal! Any child will be blessing and will be blessed to have a family like yours! Good luck with your journey! I can't wait to read your blogs!

    God Bless ~ Aileen