So we are about to enter into another grand adventure. Will you come along with us? ...
We are following the Lord once again into adoption.
"(God) chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will..." Ephesians :4-5
We have been praying over this for over a year now and trusting that God's timing is always perfect. We originally considered adopting this time from Uganda. We found an agency to work with and started the process, but the Lord closed that door when the agency's Uganda program closed. We discovered the same happening at several agencies we contacted. Why? When so many Ugandan children still desperately need families to love them? I don't have answers to that, but I know that God has not forgotten them.
Lord, I know your heart is for the orphan...
"But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, ... You are the helper of the fatherless." Psalm 10:14
And I do know that... God's plans for our family, the country He has chosen for us, the child(ren) He intends to place in our hearts, and every step He wants to take us through, are perfectly orchestrated for His purposes. We have seen His faithful hand at work in our first adoption, and we are choosing to trust Him. We don't know the country, but we have decided to remain open until we are further along in the process. We wondered for a while if He might lead us to a domestic adoption and oh boy friends, is there ever a need right here in our own land! Is that you whose heart He is tugging on? We are praying for you! As His plans continue to unfold, we will share more. He knows the plans He has for us!
"I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18
Shared from my heart ~ Stacy