We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A New Journey

Okay, it's been a few weeks since we asked for prayer about what our next step would be in the adoption process. Shortly after asking for prayer, the LORD hammered us with videos and devotions and other "things" that made our decision "easy"....Ethiopia it is!!!!!:)

The need is great and we just can't turn our backs on them. Their are 4 million orphans in Ethiopia alone! So, we can stick our head in the sand, be our own "boss" and say, "Nope, we're done", OR we can GO and let God use us in the lives of another child....Ummmm, no-brainer there folks!!!

So we are about finished updating our homestudy and hope to sign on with WACAP in the spring. We are requesting(at this point) a little girl, 0-12mos, "healthy"(although we all know these kiddos are rarely healthy). Our homestudy will state "boy or girl"..just in case:). We believe keeping birth order is important for our family, so that's one reason we requested the youngest possible age.

And it's funny because we have already had attacks from the enemy! He doesn't waste time does he;)? We had our car break down, and our well pump went out...I was donating plasma and got deferred for a lab mix-up, etc.....BUT GOD!

We really could care less what people "think" of us adopting again...but more on that in another post..:)

We just keep smiling, knowing that HE is our provider and we can't wait to begin this journey! We hope you will continue to pray and support us on this new journey to our child, and may HE be glorified through it all!

These are the videos that the Lord used to really show us that Ethiopia is where we need to be...one came to us FIVE times in one day through blogs and emails...!!!! Please watch and maybe you too will be moved to bring one of these forgotten ones home!


  1. Renae and family!!!
    A big congrats for answered prayers and a new journey. I love that this world will have one less orphan. One child at a time we can make a difference!!!!

  2. WOW!!!! So excited that another orphan will find a home. Can't imagen doing this again in a year....so stressful. You are amazing...homeschooling, 4 children already...I feel like I am stretching myself by adding one more to our mix and I only have 2 kids at home. Excited to see who your next child will be...boy or girl :)

  3. Awesome news! Can't wait to hear about your journey!

  4. You GO girl!!! :o)
    (((HUGS))) WOOOO-HOOOO!!

  5. What wonderful news to come home to. (we have been in NY for the last 5 days) Congratulations to your family!!! I can't wait to follow along!

  6. You know we are doing the happy dance. So thankful it's not important (big picture wise) if people "get it" or not :)....they'd think we are INSANE (okay, so maybe we are...but insanity ROCKS!!!).

    Praying for you guys!