Wednesday, December 24, 2014

5K Fundraiser = Jan 17

Our court date in Ethiopia is coming very soon...God willing. And, the fundraiser race is coming in just a few weeks. If you are in the area, come run or walk. The details are here:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Help Us Give an Orphan a Home

We are just about done with all the updated paperwork and are sending it all to Ethiopia in the next few days. Which means that we will officially be in line to get a court date to be able to bring our son home.

Pray that our paperwork will move quickly through this process. And pray for our son. The more we learn about the situation he is coming from (poverty, brokenness, abandonment, death, etc.), the more our heart yearns to be the family God has called us to be for him.

We still have a huge chunk of fees, travel expenses, and medical costs ahead of us. We anticipate that will we need around $15,000 just to get our son home.

If you want to help, we would greatly appreciate it. Any help you can offer, no matter how big or small, will be used to give an orphan a forever family.

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction..." James 1:27

Thursday, August 28, 2014


We received and accepted a referral for a son. Even though we have been waiting for over 2 years, it caught us by total surprise.

We are not able to publicly share his picture and information yet, but it is surreal seeing his face and looking into his eyes. He is about 6 years old (they are not sure exactly how old he is). He has some minor health issues that we are praying about and trusting God for. And he has a bright and radiant smile.

At this point, we have to complete some more paperwork and wait for a court date. The hope would be to travel to Ethiopia to meet him by the end of this year.

As we accept this referral, we have to pay a large chunk of our adoption expenses. About $7,000 is due immediately. God has provided thus far and we are confident He will continue to provide what we need to obey Him in this way.

Please pray for us. Also, if you want to help with our adoption costs, there are several ways to do so. You can give with a credit card through our Pure Chairty fundraiser (link in sidebar) or you can send a check directly to us.

Our address is:
2614 River Oaks Dr.
Belton, TX 76513

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Thanks for your prayers. We are smack dab in the middle of the "waiting phase" of our adoption. We'll be updating our home study and paperwork to reflect our new address, but other than that, it is out of our control. We are taking joy in the fact that God's timing is always perfect. He is never late.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Update on our Adoption

There is no update. We are just waiting to be matched up with a child.

Thanks for your continued prayers and support. God's timing is perfect.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Our Paperwork is in Ethiopia

We got confirmation that our dossier arrived in Ethiopia. So, we are officially in line to adopt a 1-4 year old orphan boy!
We are that much closer to rescuing a fatherless, motherless, family-less child. We've got a spot at the dinner table and a ton of hope that Jesus will be sufficient at every step along the way.

We still desperately need your help. Please pray for us as we wait. Please pray for the son God has picked out for us in Ethiopia. And please consider supporting us financially. We've still got well over half of the adoption costs (including the travel expenses for when we go to Ethiopia) ahead of us.  Thanks!