Sunday, August 5, 2012
Spirit of Adoption Alberta
I am so excited to be working with a friend on a new endeavour. God's hand was on this project long before we ever even knew where it would go.
I am not going to say too much about Spirit of Adoption Alberta yet, as it is not quite off the ground and won't be for a few more months. I will have much more information soon...
I have learned that God's plans are sometimes much bigger than ours and when He has his hand on something, everything will fall into place in amazing ways. We are excited to see where all of this will lead and how it will branch out in many different ways.
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
I called Christian Adoption Services (in Alberta) a couple of months ago to ask how I could set up an adoption grant for those who feel led to adopt, but can't afford the cost. Wendy told me that she had received a call from another woman in Edmonton the week before with the same question, a woman who already had some ideas on how to go about doing this. Wendy suggested that we meet and possibly work together to set up an organization to raise funds for adoption grants as well as financially supporting Christian Adoption Services, so that, like many other adoption agencies, their doors will not have to close.
I met with Susan and we were shocked how our visions aligned, as well as our personal lives. We have many things in common. We are both married to surgeons. We both have biological children. We both have adopted children. We are both Christians. We both have a passion for orphans. We both love adoption. And we both just want to do more...
As soon as our website is up I will post more about what we will be offering and how others can help out. I will also post about how those that feel God's call to adopt, CAN, if financial support is needed and what that process will entail.
Meanwhile, you can pray that the rest of our plans will fall into place and that throughout this process we will hear God's voice clearly and obey what he asks of us.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.