by Macon James 1 Lives Impacted Colombia
From the time we started dating, we both desired to one day adopt children and we are beyond excited to announce that we are adopting a child, pote...
From the time we started dating, we both desired to one day adopt children and we are beyond excited to announce that we are adopting a child, potentially children, from Colombia!
For us, this story of adoption started long ago. Macon has wanted to adopt since she was little, and after hearing a sermon on adoption a few years ago had this desire increased. For Daniel, this desire started growing a few years ago. In November, we went to the Together for Adoption conference and spent a week fasting about how to start moving forward. We ended up getting connected with All God's Children International and submitted a pre-application, trusting that God would continue to guide us every step in this process. We spoke with someone from the agency who walked us through the Colombia program, which she thought would be a great fit for us. Macon has a huge heart for Africa, and Daniel grew up in Colombia...so when she told us that there are African-Colombian children waiting to be adopted in Colombia, we were excited to move forward with this agency and the Colombia program.
To raise the money to bring our child(ren) home, we are trying to use our skills, talents & resources (links & explanations below) as well as inviting our friends and family to be a part of this journey with us through Pure Charity. We have a donations goal of $20,000 that will go towards the initial cost of the adoption. Donations are tax deductible, and you can also shop through a variety of stores like Target that will donate a percentage to our adoption costs. Feel free to share this link with people you feel may want to participate or the different things we're doing below to raise money.
We have been amazed at how God continues to work out the details of this journey for us, and it's only the beginning. We know that God is our Father, the Father to the fatherless and that he "sets the orphan in families." Adoption here on earth is a glimpse (just a glimpse) of our heavenly reality of being adopted as sons into his family forever and that is the best news any of us can ever receive. First and foremost, what we need is people committed to join us in praying through this. We believe that our lives and the lives of those around us our different because of prayer. Please pray that God will equip us to be parents to this child(ren), that He will enlarge our hearts and open our eyes to see him more clearly and understand the depths of his love for us and all of his people, that he will protect and care for our child(ren) over the next year while we are apart, that He will provide all that we need (not just financially).
We are so thankful for you.
Macon & Daniel
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