Standing Together

The past two years God has surrounded us with some wonderful people!  We have learned so much and grown in the Lord in so many different ways.  God has placed two families at our church in leadership at this time.  Both of these families are dear to us and we love them so much.  They are both also in the process of adopting!  Their hearts for adding to their family and raising up children that follow hard after God is such an example to us.  Adoption is NOT free!  I so wish it was but, it is very expensive.  I hope that if you have someone in your local church or family that is adopting that you will consider supporting them financially and in prayer during the process.

If God places it on your heart, I would love for you to pray for our friends and even consider supporting their adoptions.  If you can donate $5 or $50….it’s your heart in giving that matters.  If God lays it on your heart, I pray you will act.

The Daniels Family

Owen, Angel, Xavier and Ephraim

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You can support them by simply clicking the link and donating on this special site they have joined that helps families adopting.  You can be anonymous or leave them a little note.  Easy as pie!

Daniel’s Family Adoption Fund

Owen is one of our elder’s and teachers at Oikos Community Church.  We have learned more from him in the past two years than I can express.  His zeal and love for the Lord is contagious!  Angel is such an encourager and a dear friend of mine.  I can’t imagine life without her!  She is always there to pray with me if I ever need her.  The boys, well they are special boys who are so smart and truly a delight!

The Gullet Family

 Tom, Kristi, Katie and Timothy

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The Gullet’s have been having special fundraisers on their blog! You can click on their link on the ride side of my blog and donate through their paypal account.  You can also buy many of their wonderful homemade products! You can click on their link to also read about their adoption and progress they are making in bringing their little one home.  I also love that they are now an affiliate with Amazon!  If you buy from Amazon like many do, a special percentage goes to them when you use their link!  What an easy way to contribute as you shop!  I am praying that some businesses may step out and us their link as they order supplies as well.

Gullet’s Amazon Link

Tom is an elder and teacher at our church as well.  He is tenderhearted and funny!  We enjoy his teaching as well and how much his leadership has impacted our church.  Kristi is my dear friend and also a big influence in my life.  She is so sweet to e-mail me and keep track of how I am doing in my walk with the Lord and in being a mama.  Love it!  Katie is 13 and a huge blessing!  She has such a heart for others and being a servant.  Timothy is a sweet young man who enjoys the outdoors, his red wigglers and working with his dad!

We have another couple at church that are adopting a daughter right now and close friends adopting two children from Uganda!  I have other friends online that are also in process!  Exciting times!

If you haven’t heard of the movie, Rescued, please check it out!  Our church is having a movie time and showing this film the last Sunday in March!  We are excited to view it!  You can check it out at their website! Rescued 

Praying you will considering supporting our friends! So many children need a loving, Christian home!  Help them bring their kids home!

James 1:27 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

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2 thoughts on “Standing Together

  1. Jen . . . this is beautiful – the way you expressed your heart for your church and the way you want to help others become aware of the orphan that so needs a home. . . We loved being a part of this special post you did ( it made our kids smile so so so big to see their picture on your blog ) – we are humbled by this also . . . that you would choose to reach out in such a special way. Thank you just doesn’t seem to express enough how are hearts are so touched by this!!! We love you guys and are so thankful to be a part of your lives!!! Love to you – all of the Gullett Family . . . Tom Kristi Katie and Timothy – and hopefully one day – more little ones 🙂

  2. Well, look at you, Miss Jen!! This was a super sweet post and I loved it! Thank you for sharing our stories and encouraging others to jump on board with supporting their church friends and family who are also adopting. You are a dear! Thanks for being such an emotional, spiritual and financial support of our adoption! We love you all…

    Hugs!
    xoxo
    The Daniels “Four” Plus a prayer for “One” more!

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