Desert Road full of Hope -Adoption

Desert Road full of Hope -Adoption

From Andrea Halliburton

I would like to joyfully announce that God has placed on my heart to adopt a little 6-year-old girl from Juarez, Mexico, and give her permanency through a loving home.

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Ever since I was young, the stories of missionaries like Amy Carmichael and Gladys Aylward with their work in orphan care have been stories that have tugged at my heart. I have felt that God has put the desire to adopt in my heart from a very young age and there is no ignoring it. I have been serving at Rivers of Mercy Children's Home(RoM) in Juarez, Mexico as a full-time missionary since January 2016. Before coming down here, the bible verse I clung to was Isaiah 6:8 "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us, then said I, Here am I; send me." 

As I start this adoption journey, I still stand before God saying "Here I am Lord, and I know you are with me where ever you send me whatever you call me to!" This precious little girl has lived with us since 2020. She is very dear to me and I want to give her permanency that the orphanage just cannot promise. She cannot be her own advocate and I feel like God has called me to be her advocate, her family, her mom. 

This process of adoption is overwhelming and has financial hurdles but the Lord hasn’t called me to do it alone. He walks with us through what He calls us to and He calls us to live in community, as a body of Christ we are meant to live in community with one another and to help meet one another’s needs.

If you feel called to partner with me in this I need

1st and foremost prayer!

*  Prayer to be steadfast

*  Prayer for wisdom

*  Just Prayer! It is a very overwhelming process but God is gracious and I believe He will guide it. But Prayer for my human heart and mind to trust in Him!

And 2nd for financial partners

*  I need to raise more monthly support as a full-time missionary at RoM

*  For the adoption, I will need to rent an apartment in the USA for the Home study so I need to raise funds specifically to be able to rent an apartment during this international adoption process

*  And for the expenses that I will incur during the adoption process;  the agency fees, the international fees, the federal fees, and all the daunting fees…

The Lord is Jehovah Jireh- The God that provides. Would you prayerfully consider allowing God to use you to help provide for this Adoption? He has called me to this and He will not abandon me in it! I know He will walk me through this and I know that His hand is on this process and He will provide guidance and help along the way. 

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