Kreh Family's Journey to Joy - Hunan Province Orphanage
Start: Oct 17, 2017 - End: Mar 15, 2018
We have felt God’s calling to adopt for many years. Different military assignments have made it difficult to answer that call. Then we learned about JOY through another military family who hosted her last winter. It was easy to point out plenty of reasons NOT to try and adopt her – she is older; she has an extra chromosome; we might get another difficult military assignment; etc, etc. But God had other plans! He knocked down every fear and excuse that we could come up with. And while JOY was chosen by another family, and we settled back into our ‘comfortable’ lives, we were never at peace.
The day before we pulled out of our current duty station to head south for an assignment that was not what our hearts desired, but was an assignment that would allow us to pursue adoption… JOY’s agency called us. The family that had wanted to adopt her was pulling back due to personal reasons. JOY was again in need of a family. How could we deny what God had clearly orchestrated? We began fighting through the mountain of paperwork the first day in our new home. We are almost DTC (dossier to China) as we run this JOURNEY TO JOY as quickly as we can.
JOY is from an orphanage in the Hunan Province in China. She was found around age 4, but only when a family showed interest in adopting her, did the officials take the time to create a file for her to be eligible for adoption. Due to limited resources, children’s files are not always prepared. Our precious girl, who emits JOY wherever she goes, has been in an orphanage for 4+ years too long. We don’t want that for other orphans.
How many other children wait without hope of ever being chosen? We are raising money for the children in JOY’s orphanage. We want to give as much as we can to the Hunan Province orphanage, so that they are able to prepare the other children’s files. These other children have been JOY’s ‘family’ for the last 4 years, and we want the officials to have the necessary resources to provide for each one of them. Every child deserves a family. Every child deserves to be loved. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential. Every child deserves to have an adoption file prepared allowing them hope to find their forever family.
We choose to have MORE JOY in our lives and LESS FEAR.
Would you please consider shopping with us so that we can give more JOY to the children in the Hunan Province Orphanage?
FOR YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF SLAVERY TO FALL BACK INTO FEAR, BUT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION AS SONS, BY WHICH WE CRY, “ABBA! FATHER!” ~ ROMANS 8:15
THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE… ~ 1 JOHN 4:18
Fund Leader: Angela Kreh
Fund Type: Adoptive Parents