Woah! Well, hopefully most people know that I’m a slacker blogger and we have actually been to Ethiopia for court and returned! We did end up traveling for court July 19-27th and had a wonderful time meeting Erbeka and Zegaye for the first time. I’ll be posting a bunch of pictures here soon, but did most of our posting via facebook while we were in-country.
So much has happened over the past few weeks its difficult to think through typing it all out here. But to say the least God’s grace has been so evident in each step we’ve taken in this adoption. We just have to stop and thank God for again and again proving Himself faithful to our family. 10 months ago we just couldn’t logically think how in the world we’d be able to pay for another adoption and care for one or two more children, but as we’ve stepped out in faith to what we believed God was asking us to do we have seen Him provide WAY beyond our wildest imagination. We’ve had anonymous gifts sent through the mail, seen friends and family sacrificially give out of their abundance and even out of their need, within the last week we also had someone give us all the money we needed to purchase a van! **For those wondering we only need about $5-6,000 more to finish up this adoption, this means that over the last 8 months God has provided $34,000 to cover adoption expenses so far AND an additional $10,000 for us to purchase a vehicle that will fit our expanded family! But we do need this remaining amount within the next week to be able to pay for our plane tickets to Ethiopia and our in-country expenses while we’re there. ** If you’re interested in helping, the best option is to give quickly to our Lifesong account (info under the Funding our adoption page) this option allows you to receive a tax-deduction for any amount you contribute. If you’d like to send a personal check to us to help with the remaining expenses that is also an option. We’ve updated the Funding our Adoption page with the details of the expenses we have left to pay. Please take a look and see if you may be lead to help with one of the final expenses we have, our family would be forever grateful!
And now. . . here’s some photos from our time in Ethiopia! We just can’t wait to have Zegaye and Erbeka come home and join the Taylor Family Clan!