By now, many of you know that after MUCH effort, prayer, blood sweat & tears – Mike & Jen Andrews’ adoption in Ukraine did not work out the way they had hoped. This VIDEO tells a little more of the story. They are still kind of recovering from this blow, but they are praying and thinking about specifically how to move forward. They are absolutely crushed, yet absolutely undeterred and 100% sure that God is calling them to adopt. I know they would greatly appreciate your prayers for God’s leading and wisdom and that He would open the right doors to lead them to the child(ren) He would have them adopt. As they are finding out – sometimes His leading is not easy or painless. Mike & Jen wanted me to send out the attached letter as an update and to explain the status of the money that was given to help them.
This also gives me a chance to remind all of US of the amazing opportunities that God is opening up to reach out and care for HIS kids who are struggling in the foster care system. With over 30,000 in the Texas system alone – the job is huge. But I believe God is calling HIS church to step up, step out in faith and accept the role he is calling EACH OF US to. Whether you are led to adopt, foster, advocate, support, help, teach, pray, give or something else. PLEASE pray and move forward to be used by God to attack this ugly situation. We have a new ministry devoted to help and support you as God leads you forward – for info please contact Tim & Jenn Manton – email@example.com. (there has to be a great story behind that email address).
Thanks for all your support and love for Mike & Jen. Thanks for your ongoing love and support of God’s kids in the foster care system. Thanks for being a church that recognizes GOD’S definition of pure religion:caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1.27 NLT)
Be blessed this week!