A seat at the table is far more than an invitation into our adoption journey; it is also an expression of how and why we feel called to adoption. In James 1:27 God says, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and … Continue reading A Seat at the Table
The cost of adoption pales in comparison to the worth of my son. Half a world away my son is waiting for me. Sadly, this is not the first time he has waited; we were not his first choice. My son waited for those he loved to show up for far too long. I would … Continue reading A Long and Costly Road
One big question we were asked during the drive to get the backpacks filled was, "Will you guys be going back to Ukraine? And if so, would there be an opportunity for others to go as well?" In response to these and other similar inquiries, we have been setting up just such an opportunity through … Continue reading Ukraine Missions Trip, Summer 2017
A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with the Ukraine backpack drive! We started out with 55 empty backpacks and ended up with 13 large boxes of full backpacks and a bunch of extra supplies! It took us a while to get them all packed up and sent out, but we finally got … Continue reading Backpacks!
The first truly Ukrainian thing we experienced after stepping off the plane was traffic. Even so, it is worth mentioning what we learned from Pastor Danny Foote as we were waiting to straighten out a slight situation we had with the four large boxes of clothes we had taken for Love Cradle. As we watched … Continue reading Traffic
So i haven't yet put any words on paper; i don't think we realized until we got back just how little sleep we had the entire trip. We're still in the process of recovering, but for now i have a few photos to share that i hope will stir up a little excitement for the … Continue reading First Batch of Ukraine Photos
After a fairly whirlwind summer, we finally find ourselves in Kagarlyk, knee-deep in our Ukrainian adventure. Having occupied ourselves overmuch in Montana, with new apartment flooring and Dickinson's own Ukrainian festival worked into the mix, we have had roughly nine straight weeks of only mildly productive busy-ness, wherein this particular blog was left woefully untended. … Continue reading
One of the most obvious and common questions we are asked when telling people about going to Ukraine is, "Why Ukraine?" Now, i don't know why we would be called to Ukraine as opposed to Africa or China or North Korea, but i do know that we feel called to go there and i trust … Continue reading Ukraine: A Glance