David and Jacob Krauss came home to their family with the help of a Show Hope grant. Below, the Krauss’ describe their journey to bring them home. You can help bring more waiting children home to families by becoming a Show Hope sponsor today!
After returning home from a trip to Guinea, West Africa, I felt the Lord moving my heart toward adoption. For over a year, I began asking the Lord to soften my husband’s heart toward adoption as well. Finally, he agreed to ask the Lord if it was His will for us to bring a child home through adoption. In December 2011, after studying Scripture and fervently praying, God did an amazing work in my husband’s heart! On Christmas Day that year, we surprised our children with the wonderful news that their prayers had been answered; we were adopting!
After two years of many ups and downs, on December 11, 2013, we walked off the airplane in Cleveland with our beautiful twin boys, David & Jacob, in our arms. We could write a book filled with the details of how the Lord spoke and provided over and over again so that our boys would have a family.
At a particularly low point in our journey, when we just couldn’t see how we could possibly afford this adoption, a letter arrived in our mailbox from Show Hope. Our hands were shaking as we opened that letter. Moments later, tears of joy were streaming down our faces as once again, God showed himself faithful. Through the obedient and generous giving of Show Hope’s donors, we were given a financial grant to give David & Jacob a home, a family, and the opportunity to know the love of Jesus. Now, we tuck them into bed each night and listen with sheer joy as they pray to their Father in Heaven. Our simple words cannot express the gratitude we feel for the part that Show Hope’s generous donors have played in this beautiful story of love, redemption, and hope. Our continuing prayer for the generous donors at Show Hope is this:
With our deepest gratitude,
The Krauss Family