Thanks for your support of our adoption journey. We would love for you to join us in praying that God would give us wisdom, patience and perseverance as we go through the process to adopt our children! We appreciate the many people walking this adoption journey with us in prayer! ~Jon & Bethany

May 2, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away

Hey friends!
Well no referrals yet. Still waiting & praying that it would be soon!
But thanks to this record-breaking rainfall we've had this Spring in the bluegrass we really need some fundraising more than ever!

Our basement has been leaking/flooding all spring. It has turned into a pond every time we get heavy rainfall, we've had to empty our 12 gallon shopvac full of water probably close to 100 times. All this water caused mold to grow up our walls, so we tore the bottom 2' of drywall out to discover TERMITES and rotted beams in our walls!
This really frustrating, especially since we've lived here for 3 years and never had this problem AND because we're trying to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE and use our finances to Glorify God with our adoption!!! It feels like Satan is attacking our bank account!
We've had a few people come look at it and it is going to cost thousands of dollars to fix the water problem outside, replace beams & drywall, and get it all back to normal. So please pray for us that we don't become discouraged!!! My husband told me last night that God is probably using this trial to remind us that the things of this world are perishing. Material things (like our HOUSE) do not last. Our security is not in our possessions, but in CHRIST.
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

As we wait for referrals any day and have to spend all this money to fix our darn basement, we would LOVE to sell out of our fundraising shirts! If you've been on the fence about getting one, now would be a great time- to encourage us that God will provide, even if it's $20 at a time! Here's what we have left:

Navy Shirts Remaining:
5 Smalls
2 Mediums
2 Larges
4 XLs

Charcoal Gray shirts:
11 Smalls
15 Mediums
9 Larges
8 XLs
2 XXLs

To order your shirt(s) to support our Adoption, you can make your donation to our ChipIn account (on our Fundraising Tab and on the Left Sidebar near the bottom) and make sure to email me at to let me know what color & size(s) you want.
Or you can email me at for more info!
**If you need your shirts shipped, make sure you include your address and the extra $5 per household to help cover shipping costs. Thanks!

Thanks for everyone's support, prayerfully and financially! If you have been (or have just started) praying for us, we'd love to know so we can be encouraged by your faithfulness! Leave a comment here or something so we can Praise God for you & know that we're not in this alone!


  1. I am praying, have been and will continue to my friend(s).

    "Count it all joy, my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.....

    "...Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has PROMISED to those who love him."

    James 1:2-4, 12

  2. Praying for you guys Bethany. Adoption is warfare.. and HE is fighting on your behalf and these little ones He will bring to you, giving you grace, perseverance, and joy as you fix your eyes on Him in the midst of all the crazy swirling about you. You are loved and remembered today.