"My friends, adoption is redemption. It's costly, exhausting, expensive, and outrageous. Buying back lives costs so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed Him." --Derek Loux
Friday, April 22, 2011
Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit VII...Here we come!!
It's official-- we're attending the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit VII this coming May 12-13th! We balled our eyes out for two days straight, and experienced the Holy Spirit moving powerfully in us when we attended last year in Minneapolis, MN. However, because of being in the midst of adopting while raising a family on a teacher's salary, I didn't think we'd be able to go again this year. Praise God that He had different plans! My husband had the idea to approach our church leadership about attending to represent our church and they were completely supportive and totally on board with the idea. I can't wait to soak up as much as I possibly can and be in the same room with so many people whose lives I want to emulate. Food for the soul, I tell ya! The other cool thing is that we get to come back and share with some of our church leadership regarding all the ideas we picked up at the conference about engaging the church to help care for orphans. Oh yeah, and did I mention that our adoption agency is located in Lousiville?--so we'll get the chance to stop in and meet with some of the people whose voices we've only met, but have worked alongside us on this journey to bring our baby home. Can't wait, and all this only a few days after I turn 30. Couldn't think of a better way to begin this new chapter of life!