Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We are expecting.....

This little sweet face is Thomas & Catherine's younger brother. His name will be Matthew (MaoXiu) and we are adopting him from the Hubei province in China. He is only 15-months-old and we should have him home with us by the time he is two.

We found his little face and profile on a "special needs" waiting list for China adoptions in early October 2010. He is missing his left hand due to amniotic band syndrome.

He has been living with a foster family in China since he was a week old and we covet your prayer for God to prepare his little heart- and ours- for the major transition in our lives.

God places the lonely in families... Psalm 68:6

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:10

For He will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper. He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor. He will redeem them from oppression and violence for their lives are precious in His sight. Psalm 72:12