What a wild ride. Seriously. This has been a year. Looking back - Oh My Goodness. What an unbelievably wild ride.
It has changed us. Caused us to re-think our lives, our priorities. Given us a renewed love for what we had...
AND WHAT WE GAINED....
Our hearts have been broken by the things that break God's heart. We have seen much and learned even more.
Through it all - God has been good. His mercy has covered us, His grace has carried us through.
Looking ahead - There is no going back. We can no longer just live our lives, protected, careful. That much is clear. The reality that three year old boys are laying in cribs in a mental institute presses us forward. They need a voice.
We choose to yell.
If you haven't given to the Angel Tree to help rescue one of the babies there - today is the last day. There are over 150 babies on that tree. Each and every one of them face transfer if they are not adopted.
If you are wrestling, struggling, praying, fighting and losing sleep over whether you should or should not adopt one the 'least of these'... Let us know... We will gladly lift you up to the throne. Even if the door is shut, even if this is not the right time for you and your family, yelling beside us is just as worthy a calling!
P.S. - For ALL those who are wondering how you can donate to Alyona and Slavik's ministry... I am working on it. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND DESIRE! We are trying to come up with a way to make donations easy. Bear with us as we work out the details. Dumb me - I was not prepared for the outpouring of e-mails, comments, messages and requests for how people could give. I forget that people actually read my ramblings.... LOL! God is SO GOOD and His Church is ALIVE and WELL.