Saturday, August 14, 2010

A forever family for Israel

On July 15th, my brother in law and sister, Neil and Jill Young, got news that their referral for a 4 year old little boy in an orphanage in Ethiopia had been accepted. Little Israel was declared their son through a simple phone call. In an instant, our family has grown and will include another precious child- a new brother, cousin, nephew. What a miraculous gift from our Creator God. We are beyond thrilled and now will pray fervently for him as he is far away from his new home and probably won't be able to join his forever family for several more months.

Please pray:
-For his safety (emotional, physical, spiritual) as he waits to join his forever family
-For his heart to be prepared for his new family
-For his biological father who let him go (his mother passed away)
-For his emotional healing
-For Judah as he accepts a new brother
-For Jill and Neil as they must endure more waiting
-For safety in traveling to Ethiopia twice to finalize the adoption and bring Israel home

Thank you to each and every person who has said a prayer, sent an encouraging e-mail or made an encouraging phone call, or contributed financially- You made this possible and the Youngs are so very grateful!

1 comment:

blogging comes does not said...

yayyyyy!!! i am beyond thrilled! can't wait to meet that precious boy!


We're the Wells family. We currently consist of Michael (husband and daddy), Lauren (wife and mama), Evangeline (daughter and princess), and Samuel (son and prince). We live a pretty simple life loving the many blessings that God grants us each and every day.
Mike is a genius carpenter/contractor and works throughout neighboring counties. Lauren stays at home with Eva and Sam most of the time, but works a few days a week as a therapist.
More than anything else, we love being together as a family- trips to the gardens, swimming at Grammie and Papa's house, and bike rides & walks are probably our most frequent activities. We're surrounded by our family (siblings and parents); they all live within 30 minutes of us!
That's us in a nut shell.
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