dalton, epic, and adoption

dalton's home {update}

from tim: Thank you both so much for all that you two did to help Kristin and I get a home for our friends in Uganda. I'm excited to let you know that I've mailed in the checks for the full amount of the house. From here, it's a bit of a process. They are saying the family will be moved in by March 2015. In the meantime they have to find land, hire a contractor, and then start the construction. I wish they could have it all finished in a month, but the wait will be worth it! Thanks again for being part of this. It's amazing that God allows us to be part of doing things like this for other people.

To quote the Apostle Paul, thank you for taking hold of that which is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:18-19, "They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life."

A total of $4269 has come in! On behalf of Dalton and his family, thank you!
read about dalton's home here.

epic's new home {update}

this week, epic announced that $1.4 million has come in for the NEXT initiative - a campaign to raise the resources needed to move into our new space at 731 market street with a 10 year lease. the most amazing thing is that 202 units participated. our family of 5 makes up one unit. this initiative had maximum participation! that's huge for a church that just turned three years old! the people of epic are leaning in with big faith to see what God has in store for us and our city. there are so many more stories yet to be told...

move in date is this fall!

read about epic's new home here.

adoption update

ugh.

silence.

God knows my heart and my thoughts on this because He hears from me often. and when i just want to sit and wonder what in the world is going on, He lets me know He's near.

i'm writing this update from a chair with the pacific ocean all around me and the island of hawaii and lanai right before me. back in january when my pastor husband was asked to officiate a wedding in maui, all i could think about was God's gift of this trip just before we traveled to get our daughter. "oh, God, this will be our 'babymoon.' You're so thoughtful!"

the sun will set here in minutes and will travel to wake up k in her home country in just a few hours.

and we know nothing new. we've heard nothing. it's silent. we're waiting.

but in the waiting, life is happening. we pray for her health, and her caregivers and her heart.

we join the milner family to help build dalton a home in uganda.

we give and celebrate with epic church as we can't wait to welcome more san franciscans to our faith community this fall.

in the waiting, i will give praise.

in the waiting, i ask you to continue to pray with us.

we don't know how this adoption story will unfold.

we are right in the thick of it, but we will not lose hope.

the previous adoption update here.

our adoption denial story here.

aloha.