prayer leads to action

10 Sep

After many days of praying together and separately, we came to the decision that we felt God was leading us to adopt these two young ladies. We had started arranging our lives to accommodate our family of four and we were content with our decision to only have 2 children. We have reached a time in our lives where we feel like things are becoming slightly easier with our two children, especially since Hayden began kindergarten this fall. Kristy has begun to see more freedom in her schedule. Emily and Hayden are getting easier to travel with and we are always looking forward to our next family vacation. We knew that if we were to pursue adoption, sacrifice was going to have to be a new normal in our lives. We’d have to sacrifice time, family vacations, and the comfort level we were used to living with.This wouldn’t be easy.

But what we couldn’t get away from was a sense of leading by the Holy Spirit to take action and do something. We couldn’t do nothing! So we prayed together a very difficult prayer that Jesus prayed to our benefit all those years ago: not my will be done, but Your will be done. Very quickly, we would jump into the adoption process. We know that down the road we will face many obstacles, language barrier (they speak Ahmaric), adoption expenses, and lack of education for the girls (they’ve never been to school). But we know that where God leads, He provides and sustains. We still have a LONG way to go in the process, so we ask that you please pray for us in what we anticipate will be exciting and difficult days ahead.


Posted by on September 10, 2011 in the journey


2 responses to “prayer leads to action

  1. melissia allen

    September 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    praying for you as a couple, as a family, and as a future adoption family….if you need anything, have any questions, or need to vent (and believe me you will need to)…just give us a call…LOVE YOU ALL 6….melissia and delane allen

  2. Jody

    September 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Guys, so excited to be part of a praying group for you and your growing family! You know sharing God’s love with a little one is incredible, and what a blessing your family will have loving on those two girls!! Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story! Love yall!!


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