"That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
Now, don't get me wrong...I'm not going to get all melodramatic on you. I know that adopting a child is not even close to what Paul meant here by insults, persecutions, and the like. However, I am really embracing the last portion of this verse: For when I am weak, then I am strong. This adoption has made me feel weak. So much is totally out of my control! And, though we have been floating in bliss over our little guy, the fact remains that we are weak and vulnerable, but Christ is our strength and He is sustaining us.
One of the areas of weakness and vulnerability that has arisen since we started this journey is in the area of finances. We have adjusted and reprioritized, but the fact remains that we still have two trips to Africa that we need to finance that are coming up REALLY SOON!! It's exciting and scary all wrapped up into one that we will be traveling half-way across the planet in the next month or two.
We will be taking some donations with us and, if that's where your heart is, please be praying about donating to our little man's transition home or orphanage. I will be giving more information on that in the coming days.
However, if your passion is helping us bring our sweet baby Bekele home, we wanted to give you that opportunity as well.
*Would work great as a Christmas tree decoration, too! :)
P.S. If you don't have a paypal but still want to donate, just leave me a comment and I'll E-mail you our address!