I've said it before, and I'll happily say it again -- I love where God has planted our family! This community, as small as it is, and as hard as it has been hit economically, is FULL of the hands and feet of Christ, people going the extra mile to do what is good and what is right.
Do I believe that James 1:27 instructs everyone to adopt? No. But, but it does command us to care for the orphans. Scott and I are being obedient to that command, and we are seeing the body of Christ move in obedience, rallying to support us financially, and that is just as much a part of that command as adopting.
I would be lying if I said that Scott and I can pull of this adoption on our own. We're looking at a budget of around $27,000, and I'm not sure about you, but that's a little more than loose change for us. It would take us years to save that amount of money, and I promise that, on our own, we'd be spending a big chunk on new flooring and (my personal lust) butcher block counters.
We are trusting God to provide the money needed for this adoption, and we are seeing that provision grow each day, through the obedience and selflessness of others. We are so, so thankful to those of you who are stepping out in faith with us, who are allowing yourselves to be used for His purpose.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.