Perhaps, this is the biggest in adoption journey. We praying these little feet start to find their way home!
First, our Ghana social worker has reportedly asked Emmanuel’s mother to appear in court this week. If she does, we will be awarded custody and provided dates to appear before the judge. Admittedly, this is where it all feels weird and a hundred questions come to mind. In the end, this is also where we must trust in a sovereign God who is leading us down this path.
Secondly, we will be participating in a Both Hands project this weekend (March 10th). If you live in or near Birmingham. We would love to see you!! This is an amazing organization. Both Hands Foundation is 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2008. The Nashville-based foundation has a two-fold mission of serving widows in a very practical way in local communities nationwide, while raising funds to help willing families adopt through a partnership with Lifesong for Orphans.
Each project starts with an adoptive family. The family recruits a team of friends to work on a widow’s house. In advance of doing light repairs, painting, de-cluttering, cleaning, and landscaping, team members ask family members and friends to sponsor them for the day while they work on the house. Volunteers will be sponsored for a day of labor much in the same way that a 5k marathon runner or golfer earns funds for a local charity. All sponsorship funds raised goes to help offset the high cost of adoption. Private donors cover administrative costs of Both Hands. To date, Both Hands has raised over $1,400,000, helped 148 widows, affected 169 orphans, and enabled over 3700 people to serve a widow in need in their community.
Volunteers on the project will not only be helping a dear friend and widow, but also raising funds to offset the costs of bringing our three year old little boy home from Ghana. Volunteers are sponsored for a day of labor much in the same way that a 5k marathon runner or golfer earns funds for a local charity.
Check out our page @ http://www.bothhandsfoundation.org/rob-and-kathy-compton.aspx