God has put so many people in our lives for this adoption who have been truly supportive and understanding of what this whole journey has meant to our family. It's really not just about adoption, though. It's about obedience to our Heavenly Father. For the most part, most of us will live on this earth for maybe seventy or eighty years, but this is not our home. We are simply passing through. As born again believers, we can be sure of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ alone. As born again believers, we are called to be His hands and feet and to minister throughout the four corners of the earth to a lost and dying world - sharing with them the good news of the Atoning Blood of Jesus Christ.
If we can be obedient and care for these orphans so that they can be introduced to Jesus Christ and hence gain eternal salvation themselves, then Glory, Glory Halleluiah! So I ask, what's $30,000.00 in the grand scheme of things? Could we ever possibly think that sound financial planning while on this earth is more important than the time we will spend in eternity when money won't matter? I told someone yesterday that even though I do not believe for a moment that God has ever intended that Randy and I go into debt with this adoption, we would take a second mortgage out on our house before we would ever walk away from our child.