Many, many thanks to our friends and family who have supported us in this journey through encouragement, prayers, financial gifts, and many other ways.
Many of you have been following the progress of our puzzle fundraiser on Facebook this week. We have been humbled by the amazing response and it is with thankful hearts that we announce that this final trip is fully funded! God is good, and He has used many of you to bless our family. Thank you.
And if we have learned anything from this adoption, it is that God fully provides for what He calls you to. He does “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think!”
This weekend hubby and our oldest son embark on one final trip to Ethiopia to bring our Anna home! I can’t think of a more fitting weekend than Easter for this adoption to become reality. New life and hope all wrapped up in a long-anticipated gotcha day!
Anna Rakeb’s story is one of rescue and God’s grace and mercy. When she was found, the police named her Rakeb, which is Amharic for Rahab. If you know the biblical story of Rahab, her faith in Jehovah God was demonstrated by hiding Israelite spies before her home city of Jericho was destroyed. Her faith was seen, and God hid her as the walls of the city came down. What’s more, is that Rahab was grafted into the line of Christ and finds her place in the great faith chapter of the Bible, Hebrews 11. We love this name!
Anna comes from the Hebrew word for “grace”. We pray that our Anna would come to personally know God’s grace and mercy in her life as she gets older.
We are so happy to finally be bringing her home!
Until I can post gotcha day and airport pictures, enjoy this video from our original trip in February when we first met her.
Aww! Thanks for sharing. I can’t stop smiling and I am so happy for your family!♥ Praying for this next prty of your journey.
Anne Baldwin says
Did I see that you went through International Family Services??? That is who we are using, and they have been great.
Yes, we used IFS. It’s hard to nail down an agency that you’re comfortable with, isn’t it?