Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Wheeler's Journey

I have been wrestling with the Lord for the past hour, trying to make sense of why I was awaken at 5:30 am on a Saturday morning with the feeling I was being called to share this story. As usual, the Lord won our wrestling match. So, I am trusting that the Lord will speak to you through this story as He has spoken to me.

Lindsey and Chris Wheeler are the sister and brother-in-law of one of my friends, Lauren Pardue. During Friday morning girls meetings and our young married Home Group, Lauren has been sharing their story over the past four months. And, what an incredible journey this has been!

Lindsey and Chris have been following the Lord's calling to adopt a child from Guatemala. They are faithfully living out God's commandment that we (Christ Followers) are to obey. A verse that comes to mind when I think of the Wheeler's is James 1:27, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." Though they have faced hardships that would have made some people turn back, Lindsey and Chris press onward toward their calling.

Because I could never share, quite as eloquently as Lindsey and Chris, their heart and passion for this mission, I am asking you to take a few minutes to visit their blog:

I pray you will join with me in supporting this amazing couple as they continue to fight for their child.


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