I know that since we've begun this journey to Africa and started the discussion and process of adoption, many have asked, "All this travel and international adoption is so expensive. Why would you want to do this? How can you do this? Are you going to bring kids home?" Well, my new answer is this (thanks to Suzanne)...He funds what He favors!
Since we have jumped into the mission field and adoption arena, I've seen it time and time again. When He calls you, He WILL provide. Story after story in family after family...all over the world. Miraculous things happen when you step out in faith. It's AMAZING! It's EXCITING! It's and ADVENTURE I want to be in the middle of!
He funds what he favors, and He favors the orphan. It's all over scripture. Here are just a few.
Hosea 14:3 "...In you, the orphan finds mercy."
Psalm 10:14 "...you have been the helper of the fatherless."
James 1:27 "Religion that is pure and faultless is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world."
Psalm 10:17-18 "O Lord, You hear the desire of the afflicted; You will strengthen their heart. You will incline you ear to do justice for the fatherless and the oppressed so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
Here is just one example...In a nutshell, it was Suzanne's birthday. Her BFF, Gwen, surprised her with this. She asked, in Suzanne's honor, for people to donate toward the adoption of a little girl. God is awesome! It's amazing to see Him work through people who are just willing to listen and follow. Incredible!