God saved me at 19 and has been the great joy of my life ever since.
I’ve been passionately in love with the woman of my dreams for almost 12 years. We’re in a great time of our marriage and are connecting spiritually, emotionally, and physically better than we ever have.
God has been good to us in giving us four kiddoes. Daniel (9), Jack (7), Alli Kate (6), and now Sam (5 mo). My boys love playing baseball, reading, and snuggling. Alli Kate is a daddy’s girl, but dreams of being a mother and wife that loves Jesus and builds a home for ministry. So she is at her mom’s side all day.
2. What first planted in your mind a desire to adopt?
3. Why are you working so hard to adopt a child? (And why an African child?)
4. How have you included/engaged your children in this journey?
Our kids have been a part of every aspect of the process. We prayed and talked with them in deciding to adopt, where to adopt from, and thanking God for providing for the adoption. They’ve participated in all of our fundraisers by serving. We eat Ethiopian meals, watch documentaries on Ethiopia and adoption. They helped pick out Sam’s name and talk about having him with us all the time.
The first and best model for adoption is God adopting us. Our horizontal model is primarily the Lucas family http://sheepdogger.blogspot.com/. Greg and Kim have adopted all four of their kids. Of the four 2 are brothers coming from an abusive home, another son with Autism, and a daughter from China. Their family is a beautiful model of grace, love, and community. They are inspiring and great teachers to us.
Want to support these folks as they move on in faith to adopt Sam? If you send them some money, send me an e-mail, or comment here, and just for fun I’ll send you an autographed Eric Peters CD (with EP’s autograph, not mine). While supplies last. (I have several.)