Saturday, February 19, 2011

Who's Next???

born November 2, 2007
He currently lives at the 
in Xi'An, ShaanXi, China
He has spina bifida and hydrocephalus just
like our daughter, Brighton


Elijah David
who resides in KaiFeng, Henan, China
He was born on October 29, 2005
He has down syndrome and is actually attending a
public Chinese kindergarten!
For those of you who are wondering--
We submitted our paperwork to CHina for approval
stating that I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer and 
that I was undergoing treatment.  We submitted a written statement from my
oncologist saying my cancer was removed from my body and that all treatment
I was receiving was as aggressive as possible.  My life expectancy is that of any other
woman trying to adopt a child and that I would most likely be
able to raise these boys to adulthood.
Two years ago--China would have said--absolutely NO God would have it-- they have said YES!

James 1:27 (New International Version, ©2010)

27 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. 

I know many of you will have opinions that may be of concern-
I have heard it all before.
The bottom line is that we feel called to each of these boys and
we are being obedient to the Lord.  We are willing
to step out in faith and we know that God ordained these boys
from the beginning of time.
I understand that some of you may feel you need to share your concern with
Bill or I.  PLEASE-- keep your thoughts of negativity to yourself.
We do not need or want to hear them
We live our lives to please Christ.....period.
I ask that if you have concern that you pray for usin a way God leads you. 
We are excited to be adopting again and feel
blessed God has taken us on this path.
I do not mean to sound harsh but I just do
not want to deal with negative comments.

Ephesians 4:29 (New International Version, ©2010)

 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 

I will post more on the way God brought each of these little guys intro our life.
They both  have their own story... each one God breathed.