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Monday, June 13, 2016

Adoption ~ Something to Live & Die For

Once our eyes are opened we can’t pretend we don’t know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act.”

If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? ~Proverbs 24:12

It's been 6+ years since God first laid adoption on our hearts, and we thought He was crazy because you know We. Already. Had. 7 children!!! But Hey, we serve a crazy radical Savior. God has a way of transforming our hearts and opening our eyes and once they're opened there's no going back. That's what God has done to us! It's been almost 6 years since we traveled home from Ukraine with Charlie & Levi. In so many ways it seems like yesterday & in other ways it seems like they have been ours forever. They've become wholly and completely part of our family and we can not imagine life without them.

Since 2011 we knew that one day we would adopt again. In God's timing not ours. 7 months ago we began the process to adopt and we have now been submitted to USCIS and are waiting for our approval. Once that happens we will get a referral for 2 sweet children from Uganda. Since we live in Uganda we will be able to foster the children for one year and then finalize the adoption. We are excited and looking forward to finding out who God has handpicked for our family.

We have set up a tax-deductible place for people to join us in this journey through donating to bring our little ones home. Our immediate need is $8150 due within the month and our total adoption costs will be approx. $36,000 $27,859. Would you be willing to pray about coming alongside us and giving towards our adoption? We are stepping out in faith, trusting and knowing that God will provide. We know adoption is costly but It. Is. Worth. EVERY. Penny.

Thank you ahead of time for your donation and most of all for covering our adoption in prayer as we move forward. You can visit the link below to read more and to DONATE towards the 2 newest Harper's.

My favorite quote EVER!

"I wanted something to live and die breathe and bleed for. I'm not interested in trying to figure out ways to make my life safe and preserve my comfort...That's one of the reasons why we adopt in a radical way. I on purpose set myself up to where I've got so much pressure I gotta run after Jesus..."

~Derek Loux