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Way to go Chad and Holly!

August 11, 2009

Shooting this out really fast before Jana and I go on a hot date that may or may not include High School Musical 3 (which proves I love Jana more than life itself).

Chad and Holly Stewart (an awesome Bridge couple) have launched a blog to document their forthcoming adoption of a Russian child.  Jana and I want to adopt so we’re really following their process, but adoption is INCREDIBLY God-glorifying for a few reasons…

  • James 1:27 specifically says that caring for orphans is “religion that’s pure and undefiled before God”
  • When Christians adopt a child, they’re not only giving a child a home but also a life’s worth of discipleship in Christ
  • Adoption – as much as anything else on earth – is a picture of the gospel.  In fact, “adoption” is the term the New Testament uses to describe what happened in our salvation.  (Rom 8:15, 8:23, 9:4, Gal 4:5, Eph 1:5)
  • Quick fact – if 6% of Christians adopted a child, orphanages worldwide would be empty.

So without further ado…

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Here’s Chad and Holly’s adoption blog.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jennifer Lyles Williams permalink
    August 12, 2009 8:25 am

    Adoption is beautiful. Will be praying for you.

  2. Sara Lafferrandre permalink
    August 12, 2009 8:26 am

    my best friend and her husband are in the process of adopting a child from ethiopia. i can not wait to meet that sweet baby!

  3. Serena permalink
    August 12, 2009 8:30 am

    We can’t wait to you all come back so that we can meet our newest small group member! I’m sure Sadie will be thrilled to have a new Baby!! I love hearing her call Brayla “Baby”!

  4. shelley permalink
    August 12, 2009 9:52 am

    so so awesome! praying for safe travel and for God to prepare all of your hearts for this transition. your blog said “first trip”….do you just meet your new baby or get to bring him/her home? God bless you!

  5. Steve permalink
    August 12, 2009 11:03 am

    We will be praying for your family during this exciting and crazy time! I really think what you guys are doing is awsome.

  6. Shi permalink
    August 12, 2009 11:20 am

    Reading this is such a joy! Adoption is something that we hope to do some day as well. We will be continually lifting you all up to the Lord! Blessings!

  7. Susan Howerton permalink
    August 12, 2009 11:49 am

    Saw this not long ago and thought you guys and others might be interested. So happy for you guys and will be praying for you!!

    Together for Adoption » Conference 2009
    We are pleased to announce that the next Together for Adoption (T4A) conference will be held at Christ Community Church (Franklin, TN) on October 2-3, …
    http://www.togetherforadoption.org/?page_id=11 – Cached – Similar –

    Susan

  8. Jana Howerton permalink
    August 12, 2009 12:09 pm

    I’m so excited for you all! I love to hear about people adopting. Josh and I will continue to pray for you during the process and for safe travel!

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