So, I am NO blogger and communication is definitely not one of my gifts (Ashley here) -but we wanted to have a place for you -our loved and cherished family as well as our closest friends- to read and get updated on the newest journey on which we are embarking. We obviously adore you and know that you love us!
So…here it goes!
Ever since Jason and I got married, we have planned our family and our future and now we have some really cute kids that we adore and could string up more often than we would like to admit! However, two years ago, when it was the five of us, you couldn’t have told me what God would begin to place on our hearts for our family! I was just getting a handle on having three kids (THREE and UNDER) and felt like I was just coming up for a breath. This is when Jason mentioned ADOPTION– well I ended that conversation pretty quick with “You’ve lost your mind– NO!” So that was it…right?!?!?
Well… Jason began praying that we would become unified or his crazy nudge would just disappear.Then, Tony Merida came to The Summit Church (our church) and preached a sermon on “Why Adoption” back in the summer of 2014 and it wrecked me!
So as we start- we need SO much prayer and support from you all ! We can’t do this alone! I know that we are in for a HUGE change, and a LONG Journey and we just ask that you pray for us. We need wisdom, and faith and trust to know God is working in us and through us for His kingdom. And we don’t understand it all, we don’t have all the answers and we definitely are scared! But we also feel at peace and excited about this decision. We want to live our life by faith, not by sight and are hungry to experience God in a life changing way.
It’s just the beginning and it’s going to be a journey like never before. Thank you for loving us and for loving our family.
Here are specific ways you can help.
First: You can support us through prayer. Pray for them as they direct and guide us during this adoption. Here is a link to the adoption agency:All God’s Children International.
Second : You can support us financially. Here is our fundraising site with our goals and ways to help-
**We have purchased a puzzle of 250 pieces of Burundi, Africa and plan on writing the names of each one of you that support us on the back of each piece. You are our village. One day we will show this little guy just how many people were praying and supporting us to bring him home and be an orphan NO more!
If you feel led to support us and be a part of changing a child’s story, we would be humbled and grateful.