when missions and adoption meet

Are you tired of these updates that are really non-updates?

Me too.

But I said that I would document the whole adoption process so here goes. We had finished our paperwork when the whole Eric-is-no-longer-employed-thing took place. We decided not to tell our social worker anything until some time had passed and we had a plan of action. God moved big-time and you can read all about that here, so I contacted our social worker and asked what we needed to re-do. Luckily it's just the financial form along with three pay stubs from his new job. We can turn those in as we get them.

In the past couple weeks I have received a lot of affirmation from God through people in my life. And a lot of encouragement, which I desperately needed. Sometimes it seems as though there is no light at the end of this adoption tunnel, but I know that isn't true.

I mentioned before a while back that I am going on another mission trip. This time it is to Honduras! I met with my friend Anna who lived their for almost a year to go over the logistics of the trip, since it's only a few weeks away! I learned that while we are there we will visit the orphanage that she lived/worked at to play with the kids.

An orphanage. Beautiful little children that want nothing more than a permanent place to call home, filled with people that love them unconditionally.

Permanent home? check.
Unconditional love to give? check.
A way to bring these children home now? unfortunately, no.

My heart is already breaking for these precious souls. I honestly don't know how I will tear myself away from them at the end of the day. Anna will have to drag me kicking and screaming. That's probably not an exaggeration.

You are probably going to hear more than you ever wanted to from me about the Honduran children that I couldn't bring back with me. I am coveting your prayers that I can hold myself together for these kids, and all the other people we will be serving while we are in Honduras. My main goal is to be the hands and feet of God while I am there.

I'll be back soon with more on what we will actually be doing in Honduras!


  1. Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

  2. Wow. I can't imagine how hard it will be for you to meet those beautiful children, knowing you can't take them home with you. :sadhug:

  3. I can't wait to hear about the trip. I know I would want to bring all of them home!

  4. I know you're going to have so much fun and I'll certainly be praying for you while you're there!

  5. awww, you are brave! i think i would find it so hard to go and then leave, too! but i know you will be doing wonderful work!

  6. Heather! I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! I love to read you posts and I love to learn from them too! Keep walking in Faith and I will be praying for your kids and for the mission trips coming up!

  7. Hope your trip is wonderful! I can't imagine being around sweet little faces that want a home & knowing you can provide one yet not being able to scoop them up & bring them home! You're definitely brave & strong!



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