Saturday, April 23, 2011

book, and random thoughts

So I a just finished reading a book on Adoption from our friends the Pulos'. This book really was amazing, and helped answer questions about how answer questions people ask of you through the process. Also it gave some insight as to the struggles and the joys you will experience.

We are gathering all the info that we need for our may meeting. Please be in prayer as the Lord works on our hearts, and directs our paths. We have many students in the ministry and those that we have come in contact with that have been adopted. They are really open and honest of struggles and joys. One of which said that she was adopted when she was 3 and she was considered unadoptable because she was old. That breaks my heart knowing there are so many children out there that are looking for homes and looking for someone to love and guide them. What a better way to share the love of the Lord. We are going through our house and getting it ready for a home study.

I don't even know who reads these posts, but it helps to jot down the process. We are always constantly amazed by the Lord and how our lives are to reflect the Lord and bring glory and honor to Him. I know that I have done people wrong, but I honestly am doing all I can and know how to live as a passionate follower of God. I pray that people encounter a loving and just God in there interactions with me. I pray they don't remember the junk, but remember the Lord.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hope's book

We are in the process of gathering all our identity info, financial info, and police records to put in our Hope's book. This seems like a ton of work, but when we look at it, we are amazed at just how much we already have done since we work with the Military. Praise the Lord.

We need to write a 1 page summary of who we are, our childhoods, and how we met. How do we do that in 1 page? Just our journey to get married would be longer, but we are praying that the Lord provides just the right words.

In May we will be attending the Adoption Symposium in K-town/Ramstein. We are super excited to go as the agency we have felt led to go with will be there, and also there will be a representative from OK with profile of kids that need forever homes. Please join us in prayer as we look forward to journeying with you (in cyberland) in this process.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hope Haas

we dressed Hope in Military garb as we don't know the gender, and the military context is where the Lord has called us to minister to.

The process has begun.

So, in attempt to blog our journey together with you, here is the journey we started.

It seems odd to have 3 bedrooms waiting to be filled with little or big voices. We have been seeking the Lord as to the direction He would have for us. With some certainany we have decided on an agency to take the next step with. We have been given a list of items we will need, and how to proceed. So, the information getting process has commensed.

The first items we need to do it gather the necessary items and put them in an organized binder. This is after we meet with a lady in Ramstein in May concering children awaiting forever families.

While in the states in March we created a bear. Its name is Hope Haas. This bear is a prayer bear, and something we will giving to the child that enters our heart and home when the Lord see's fit. We pray for the child even now, as the Lord has not revealed to us yet.

Please (:whom ever is out in cyberland praying) pray for guidance, and wisdom in the process. Please pray that We would be faithful in where the Lord calls, and listen to His voice.