Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Will Not Leave You as Orphans ...

I will come to you.  John 14:8  

This is my brother-in-law, Eric, coming home tonight after rescuing his new daughter, Anna from her life as an orphan.  It is an amazing story of God's providence.  She was a child with medical needs that resulted in her being flown to the hospital, where Eric works, for treatment.  He heard about her situation, and so their family of 11  began praying for her ... praying that a family would step up to adopt her.  Eventually, God placed it on both Eric and Kim's hearts that perhaps they were supposed to adopt her.  Isn't that amazing?  A family with 9 children already, deciding that they have enough room and love for one more!

And when they called us to tell us that they were adopting ... we were able to say, yeah, us too!  Isn't that just like God to move brothers who live 3000 miles apart and talk rather infrequently to the same calling at the same time. 

Welcome home, Anna Elder!  We are so blessed to have you in our family.

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