Since the Lord established our family, He has led us to amazing churches. The church we have attended for over eight years now is no exception and truly a blessing to us. We have found wonderful friends there, we are involved in ministry there, our kids love it, and the Lord has blanketed the hearts of the leaders and congregation with a holy desire to see the nations turn to Him.
One central way our church obeys Christ's Great Commission that we should go and make disciples of all nations is by planting churches, 1000 in 40 years, all over the world. How blessed we are to see the gospel at work in the lives of so many of our friends who have been part of this going and telling the Good News, many times in the farthest, darkest, least loved corners of the earth.
As I may have mentioned before, as Believers, we are adopted by God, grafted into His family permanently. We hope that our decision to adopt our baby girl form Africa and our love for our daughter would be a demonstration of the love shown to us. We decided to adopt not only because of our desire to grow our family and to raise godly children, but in response to the immeasurable love poured out on us in our own adoptions.
And as part of our adoption, we are selling some pretty amazing T-shirts with the story of our own adoption amidst words describing our heart for adopting our own child. Get a closer look at the shirts here, right on the shirt designer's very own website. You, too, can own one of these, by the way. We still have lots of Large and XL crew shirts left, and we'd love for you to partner with us in sharing the gospel in this way, as well as advocating for orphans while looking pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves. 100% of the proceeds from our T-shirt sales go toward our adoption fees and expenses. I have many favorite parts of the shirts, but one of my very favorites is the part that says, "GIVE GO TELL."
This brings me full circle to the fact that our shirt has made it to AFRICA! One of our very own church family has been serving in South Africa, and her mother took her one of our shirts on a recent visit. Look HERE to see the shirt and what sweet Amber has to say about it. What a thrill that she has shared the very first picture of our shirt being worn by a missionary in Africa (notice the wildlife in the background!). Pretty good stuff.
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