“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23
During this last month, God’s overwhelming peace and love has been faithful and never failing. Many know about the adoption process we are going through and how hard it has been for us and those close to us. I am going to be open and share what I have learned during this time, this month this is Marci writing. As I was talking to Taylor one night while I was away on work, he said that February was the best but also the worst month he has known. That was the month we got to bring our girls home but two weeks later they were back in foster care. I was one of those people that said,” Oh that would never happen to us”, “we don’t have to worry about that happening”. Well when we say never sometimes God has a different plan and that plan may be a completely different direction than how we wanted it to go. During these last several months, I can tell you that my faith in God has never been stronger and that I haven’t felt closer to Him then I do now. People have asked us how we have gotten through this time and how we still continue today, my answer to them is that I haven’t gotten through it, but God has given me the strength to get through it. I can tell you without a doubt I wouldn’t have been able to get through these months without Christ holding me through it all. I don’t tell you this to make myself look better, because there were days that I was down on my face, tears streaming down my face asking God how this could happen to our girls. He lovely wraps me in His arms and gives me the peace I need. So, as I finish up my letter I wanted to leave you with this quote from Proverbs 31 Women’s Ministry – “Peace comes when we fix our eyes on God’s love rather than our uncertainty.”
God has not only been faithful to Taylor and I during our adoption journey, but also in our partner development with our ministry to Togo. During times of uncertainty and fear, God would bless us with one of you joining our ministry in financial support. It is moments like these that we clearly see God’s hand in not only our adoption journey, but our continued confirmation of our calling to bring the Gospel to unreached peoples in Togo, Africa. We have reached 42% currently, steadily getting closer to our goals of arriving in Togo to spread the Good News. Our hope is to let each of you know how important you are to us by your prayers and support.
We ask you to pray about partnering with us in prayer and in financial investment.