Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fostering Love

So I've mentioned a couple of times on here that we have some exciting news I would be sharing soon. It hasn't been a secret but I wanted to wait until we were "official" before I formally announced it to the world.




We have prayerfully made the decision to become a foster family. We had our home study last month and now after over 6 months of classes, training, and preparation, we are finally done with the licensing process and I just heard from our agency that we could receive our placements any day now! We are looking to foster and potentially adopt a sibling group of 2, ages 0-4. Our hope is that this journey ends in adoption but it is out of our hands. We are leaving that and the hundreds of other variables and details up to God and instead are trying to focus our energy on being joyfully obedient to what we both strongly feel He has called us to do.

It has been a wild and exciting journey so far, and we don't even have our foster placements yet. I plan to share more soon about the hows and whys and other details of our decision since we have found that there are so many misconceptions about fostering. Until then, please join us in celebration and in prayer for the children who will be joining our family. Thank you, friends!

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 
1 John 3:18

1 comment:

Deanna Rhodes said...

So glad to see another Creek family joining the mission of taking care of orphans!! Hope God blesses you and your family as you bless others with your home and love! Let me know how I can serve you...

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