I know this is new news to many of you and that it has been a while since we have posted. A lot has been going on and we wanted to wait until it was official. We are going to adopt another child from the same orphanage that Julia is in. His name is Sergey (not sure if this is his real name yet) and he is 5 years old with cerebral palsy. God has placed it on our hearts to bring him home too. With all the paperwork, travel and money, I asked Andrea from Reece's Rainbow how much it would cost to adopt another child from the same orphanage. Less than $5000 is the ransom for this little boy!!! One child is around $24K, so this was incredible to us. Most of the paperwork is the same and already done....a few more to duplicate. Anyways, before even asking Andrea this, I had searched her site to look at the children who are in this same place. I found this little boy and his happy smile captured my heart. He will be 6 this Feb. 12 and would be moved to a mental institution at this point. An American PT who visited him wrote he is well-behaved, patient, bonded well with caregivers, has good potential to walk with assistance, and was joking with everyone. This kid has potential!!! I will post pictures of him soon. He's adorable! Some of you may think Steve and I have completely lost our minds, but truly....the God we serve is way bigger than all of this. This is His plan as He has placed this on our hearts. He is another soul that will come to know Jesus. We are only a little nervous, but faithful that God will provide us with all that we need to accomplish this adoption and love and care for both of these children as well as our first four ; ) Please continue to keep us all in your prayers. Thanks so much!!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27