I blogged yesterday about where we are in our Ethiopian adoption process. As I shared yesterday, we are on the brink of bringing our child home from Ethiopia. We are “on deck” as they call it, meaning that at any moment we can get a phone call telling us who our child is and when we need to be in Ethiopia to meet them and continue the legal process of our adoption. The way it looks now, we will be taking 2 trips to Ethiopia and bringing our child home to our family by the end of 2013. It is hard to believe we are this close since beginning this journey back in February of 2010.
So far, God has provided in incredible ways and allowed us to raise almost $20,000 towards our adoption. For the last leg of the journey, we need to raise $9 – 15 thousand more. The range comes from us not knowing how much travel will be when we make our two trips to Ethiopia.
To accomplish this goal, we are partnering with an organization called Both Hands, who derives their name from James 1:27 which says:
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visitorphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
We have put a team of people together who will get sponsored, much like someone running a 5K. We are getting sponsored to work on the home of a widow. Mabel lives in Tucson, is 93 years old and we will be taking out 2 trees, replanting a tree, replacing her roof, doing some landscaping, and repainting her shutters and trim on her house. It is going to be a full day.
There are a couple of ways you can be involved:
- Continue to pray for our family and this process. Pray for our team as we work on June 15th. Pray that we are able to raise all the money we need to complete our adoption.
- Give to our project. Because of partnering with Both Hands and Lifesong, you can give here and it is tax deductible.
- Spread the word. Through Facebook or Twitter, if you could simply post this: Help my friends adopt a child from Ethiopia and serve a widow http://bit.ly/12sMaWh.