So, if you read my last blog post then you can see that life for the Weldons has been a little bit crazy and busy but good nonetheless! God has been doing some seriously awesome things and we are so blessed by his goodness and kindness towards us. We have gotten past the busyness of summer and now we should be able to catch our breath. I know that I haven’t posted very much onto our blog so I am going to try to make up for lost time!
God has been so kind to us and we are so blessed by his constant provision. We have seen God move mountains in this adoption process! Do you want to know how much he has provided since we began this process in October 2011?!? Drum roll please......$33,068. We believe that this is all the money we need to bring home our child or children!! When I calculated the total I cried! This is another confirmation that God is orchestrating this adoption for His glory and His purpose! We thank the Lord for all the generous donations and for the grants we have been approved for! I am reminded that God is faithful and good despite difficulties in life. One of the hardest things for Kevin and I was making the decision to move to KY. We had a comfortable life with good jobs, friends, and family. Our church was great. Our needs were provided for. We had an awesome support system that supported us in our adoption. We left not because there was anything wrong but because we felt the Lord calling us out of our comfort zone. We knew that moving would be difficult and that ministry would look significantly different than what we were used to. We went from living in a small rural town to living in the city. Over the past few months God has taught us so much about following him. Being a follower and not just a fan. Francis Chan said this,"Following Christ isn't something that can be done halfheartedly or on the side. It is not a label we can display when it is useful. It must be central to everything we do and are." It is our prayer that we live life completely sold out to Christ. We pray that we pour out our lives for Christ’s namesake. There are people all around us who are in need. Helping to feed and clothe these people only minister to their physical need. Their greatest need is spiritual. They need Christ. They need to know the love, peace, forgiveness, and redemption that can only be found in Christ. We know that our love for Christ will eventually carry us overseas to Africa to meet our child. The child that God has ordained to be a Weldon will be safe in our arms. A once orphaned child will be rescued and carried to safety and peace. The life of a true believer is lived out of gratitude for what Christ has done for them. I was once an orphan. Poor, dirty, and hungry. Jesus poured out His life to feed and clothe me. We pray that we would be a reflection of Christ as we live here in Kentucky and travel overseas to bring home our child.
|Our church went to Churchill Downs to serve dinner to 150+ workers. |
We had a ton of fun hanging out and serving!
|Fun scrapbooking with some of the girls at church!|
WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW:
OUR HOME STUDY ADDENDUM IS COMPLETE AND WE HAVE RECEIVED OUR APPROVAL FROM IMMIGRATION FOR OUR NEW ADDRESS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WAIT FOR A REFERRAL! PRAY THAT GOD WOULD KEEP OUR CHILD SAFE FROM DISEASE, HUNGER, AND HARM.