"God is almighty, the hearts of all men are in his hands, and when God chooses to influence their hearts they will give." George Muller said this and his life of faith put this statement on display for all to see. The thought of raising money terrifies me to death, but I desire faith like Muller. The kind of faith that says: “How the means are to come, I know not; but I know that God is almighty, that the hearts of all are in His hands, and that, if He pleaseth to influence persons, they will send help.”
We want to adopt children from Ethiopia. We want to tell them about Jesus. The gospel shows us that we were born into death and then shows us, by free grace, that we're adopted for life. I, unlike my husband Peter, am anxious as all get out at the thought of traveling to Ethiopia. First of all, I am scared of flying and second of all, we will be leaving our little boy, Hudson, behind, waiting for our "safe" return. All I do know, is that God came to earth and lived as a man of great sacrifice, giving his life for me on a cross. This truth makes me want to be like Him. I want to get into a plane and fly for hours and hours to go pick up our child and tell them that that have a home. They have a mom and dad that want to share life with them. Peter and I love our life! We have been saved by grace, we have a sweet marriage with all the ups and down that come with two sinners living together, a beautiful and funny son, Hudson, who is healthy and grunts all day for food, a wonderful warm home, great families, a gospel-centered church, and a boxer named Dublin. We have so much prosperity, which is quite a test. As we head down this road we recognize that life may get harder. The plane on the way to Ethiopia may be small and rickety, but the Lord's "steadfast love is great to the heavens, [His] faithfulness to the clouds. " Psalm 57:10 No matter what the Lord has in store for us this next year, it will be for our good and His glory.
I created this blog to show chronicles of the adoption, family updates, and some of the things I learn from studying about Ethiopia. By the way, did you know that there are three different kinds of elephants in the whole world? Two of them are African. (the African bush elephant and the African forest elephant)