And let us consider how wemay spur one another ontoward love and good deeds.Hebrews 10:24
I can say we have had a handful of wonderful local people who were interested in our adoption, asked questions and prayed for us. For this we are grateful. Even more grateful now. For the most part, however, it was a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Questions weren't asked. Excitement was not in the air. There was no rallying to be had.
We have received a handful of donations from people who know us, but surprisingly the majority of our donations came from complete strangers or by way of fundraisers.
We tried to suck up our disappointment & move forward...after all if people could see the great things God was doing in our lives through this adoption they would most certainly come around, right? We knew God was calling us to more than just the adoption of one orphan. He was calling us to get others excited about this earthly act of His love.
For he chose us in him beforethe creation of the world to be
holy and blameless in his sight.In love he predestined us to be adoptedas his sons through Jesus Christ,in accordance with his pleasure andwill— to the praise of his glorious grace,which he has freely given us in the One he loves.Ephesians 1:4-6
Adoption is a difficult process, the wait is long - now more than ever we need to be encouraged by other believers & to be in a group who is open to sharing in our calling. We stand firmly in God's truth.