In 2008, my wife and I became Show Hope sponsors at a Steven Curtis Chapman concert. Soon after, we decided to advocacy events and educate many different people about Show Hope and the miracle of adoption. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to impact the ministry of Show Hope and even more thankful for the impact Show Hope has had on my life and family.
Last December, my wife and I received an unexpected phone call. We learned about a baby boy who was due to be born in just three weeks. The family who was planning to adopt him suddenly became unable to do so. Because of our adoption advocacy and public support of Show Hope, we were contacted and asked to help find a home for this precious baby.
Needless to say, after the phone call, my wife and I looked at each other and decided without hesitation. It was as if God had said, “It is time.” We always knew we would eventually adopt, but our original plan was to wait a few years. We thought our adoption would look something like this: international, girl (because we have 1 girl and 2 boys), and 3-5 years old. God’s plan was this: domestic, boy, newborn, and RIGHT NOW! Funny how that works!
This miraculous adoption story would not have been possible without our involvement with Show Hope. We would never have been contacted about our little guy if not for our outspoken advocacy for the organization. Without the Chapman family and their faithful obedience, I can honestly say that I would not be sharing this amazing story that God has written in our lives.
In a nutshell, we had no home study done and no money set aside, yet God placed the right people and the right finances in our path at the perfect time. We brought our son, Levi, home from the hospital on January 7, 2013. I cannot imagine what life would be like without this little guy.
My family and I are so thankful for Show Hope. Through their influence and continued mission, they have once again restored the hope of a family to a vulnerable child. Thank you, Show Hope, for carrying out this important work for God!
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