Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
Dear Family and Friends,
We want to share our exciting news with you! We are adopting a little girl from China! She will be between 0 and 12 months and should be living with us by next summer (07’). We have chosen the name Alyssa, and she will be joining Cory (16), Leslie (13), and Nathan (11). In fact, they can’t wait, and we are praying for her together as a family every night.
You might wonder what made us decide to do this and all we can say is that it was God who put this desire into our hearts. Ephesians 1:5 says, “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave Him great pleasure.” We are excited about the opportunity to offer at least one child-in-need a family to love and the opportunity to learn about Jesus. We know God has a special child chosen just for us and we are eager to be completely faithful to what He is calling us to do. It will be exciting to see how He works out the whole adoption process.
Adoption is a wonderful way to add to a family but it is not an inexpensive venture. We are using a wonderful agency in Denver, Colorado called Chinese Children Adoption International. You can check them out here: (http://www.chinesechildren.org/). Our adoption expenses include document preparation and translation, hiring of attorneys and other professionals in the U.S. and China, travel, hotels, passports and more will cost in excess of $20,000. Please pray for us as we continue to raise these funds. We know God is able to do “exceedingly more than we ask or imagine.” Most of all, pray for Alyssa. (In fact, if you would like to send us a special prayer or Scripture verse, we are compiling a Scrapbook for her.)
Also, please email us with any questions you may have regarding our situation. We are happy to talk about this wonderful adventure. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are excited about what God is going to do in our lives through this child. The process is long and not without obstacles, but we are ready for the challenge. When Alyssa arrives home to us, we will contact you through the mail with our happy news. Thank you for praying for our situation in this coming year!
John and Tricia Goyer