Linny at A Place Called Simplicity has asked for us to join together and fast for her dear friends James and Cherami who have been in a very long journey to bring their precious treasures home from Africa. She has opened up this fast to so many families who are in the process of making children around the world orphans no more. These families are in the midst of varying struggles to bring their precious children home; for some bureacrocy is in the way, for others financial hardship or challenges are causing issue, check out the links on Linny's post to see where each family is at. They could all use your prayer and your fast. When we bond together our Lord can move so many mountains.
We hope to have our precious Sophia home by Christmas. On average it seems to take about three months from LOA to travel so that would put me leaving for China at the end of November give or take a week or two. We have had some financial struggles this summer, we needed to fundraise before the summer but due to our summer struggles we REALLY need to fundraise. We have had to make some hard choices for our family that means that my husband and kids will be staying home while I travel to China for baby sissy. I ask that you lift us in prayer that my kids do ok being seperated from me. My sister is moving to the same town we live in at the end of the month and will be taking care of the kids while daddy is at work. During our last seperation M didn't do so well and E hasn't been away from me for more than a night. I anticipate that this is going to be a hard two weeks.
We are launching what I pray will be a successful fundraiser of beautiful t-shirts that really display Gods word of caring for the orphans and the oppressed. I would also like to ask for you to pray for the success of this fundraiser and our final huge yardsale that will take place on Sept. 10th and 11th. We have a couple long days ahead as we prepare for the sale, may we have the strength to share Gods heart for orphans to all that shop at our sale.
We have a busy week ahead and I know that fasting on Wednesday is really what I need at this point in the journey. There are many days when it seems too hard and too big. I ask myself why did HE choose us for this. The thing is, I stop and think about it and while we may be done building our family once Sophia is home we are not done, He has called us to care for the fatherless and afflicted. This is just the beginning of a life long journey that we have no idea where He will take us. The first step is following our God, when he says go or do regardless of how hard or how big.
Please join us in fasting on Wednesday. Be Blessed!
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