I’m sitting in a hotel lobby surrounded by computer cords, cell phones. and paperwork. Kelsey is filling out forms and I am doing what I do, which is talk to you about important stuff. I cannot get into the details at the moment, but here are the hard facts.
Three years ago, we adopted Anna River and Mercy Rain. They have been a joy to our lives and many of yours.
Weeks ago, we received word that their birth mother was expecting again…another set of twins.
We are in Florida working to adopt these new twins – a boy and a girl – that will be born via cesarean tomorrow.
The story of how it’s all coming together will be told another day, but this is what you need to know today.
- This is not a done deal. It looks good, but there are many moving parts to this drama.
- We need prayers. Please pray that God’s hand moves and we can raise these twins with their siblings.
- We need cash. You knew that was coming, didn’t you? One of the ironies of directing the Zoe Foundation is that we are prohibited by law from actually receiving a grant from the foundation. We’ve always known that and God has always provided in His own way.
Our expenses for these adoptions will run about $15,000 with legal fees and travel. We do not need that all today (although I am about to write a retainer check to a lawyer that will rattle the budget). We will need the rest soon.
It is a matter of justice that these children be raised with their siblings, in our home, and in the fear of the Lord. This is not about us. This is about what is right.
If you are able to contribute, you can do that several ways – either online or via a check written to IHOP.
We are in need of one time gifts and monthly support – whatever you feel led and are able to do. Note, if sending a check, please drop me an email to let me know it’s coming.