Hello everyone! We are so excited that we are heading to China in just 4 days. We will finally meet our sweet son Wyatt and get to bring him home in time for Christmas. We fly out of Newark Airport on December 4 at 12:10 PM. We fly direct to Beijing! We will be in Beijing from December 5-8 and on the morning of the 8th we fly into the Henan Province and on December 9th we go to pick up Jianlai Wyatt! We leave Henan and fly with Wyatt to Guangzhou on December 13th. After our Consulate appointment on December 18th we drive 4 hours to Hong Kong and on December 19th we fly back to Newark. Our flight gets in at 1:50 PM. After getting through customs we should be home between 6 and 7 PM.
Please pray for safety for all of our travels. We will be on 4 different flights in 4 different airports. We will also be flying with a little boy who has never met us. He will be going on one flight that is 4 hours long and one that is 14 or more hours long. He has never seen a plane, a car seat, or perhaps even been outside of his hospital in his short little life. Please pray for the 16 other Bethany families that will also be traveling with us. They are from all over the USA and some of them are even taking their other children with them. Pray for his adjustment to us and for his little ears on the flight. We are excited to meet him. We look forward to bringing him home so that he can meet his brother and sisters.
Check out this short video that Conner put together to introduce Wyatt to the family. Enjoy! May God bless you as you prepare for Christmas and remember the greatest gift that was ever given...Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer! Merry Christmas!!!
Hello Sweet Friends,
I pray that you have not grown tired of hearing from me. I just thought that I should share this movie trailer with you all. It is called Drop Box and it is about a man rescuing babies....it is the most moving movie trailer I have ever seen. Thanks for taking a minute to watch it.
Here is a blog post that I thought all of our friends should read. May you all continue to provide hope for the orphan. This is a blog post by a family from Reeces Rainbow.....please take the time to read it.
"I'll take anyone."
Those were the words Davion Only spoke over a crowd at a Florida church just weeks ago. Davion Only, a 15 year old orphan pleading his case.... for a family.
"I'll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."
This young man's story went viral, not only in the adoption community, but across the entire nation.
Thousands of people called inquiring about this young man. Thousands.
And all I could think is, this couldn't be more backwards.
The Christian adoption community went haywire over a young man asking for a family. The big news...he'll take anyone.
Now here is my question, why aren't we as Christians saying the same thing about orphans? All orphans. Here, there, yon. Black, white, purple, typical, challenged, exceptional... you name it. Why aren't we lining up saying the same thing Davion Only was brave enough to say, "We'll take anyone."
How amazing would this world be if more people were like this young man?
I don't care who you are, you are a family and I need a family. Now turn this message around. I don't care who you are, what country you are from, what your challenges are, you need a family and I am here. Can I be your family?
The world oohed and ahhed over Davion's words.
I'll take anyone.
Turn it around, people.
TURN IT AROUND.
I have a family.
I have the
an orphan needs.
Why in the WORLD wouldn't I offer that to him or her?
How can I not???
I'll take anyone. Any one.
People who call themselves the church, say it... I'll take anyone. Any orphan. Any child that does not have a mom or dad. Any child who lives a tortured life thinking God has forgotten them and they are not worthy of a family. Church, say it, I'll take anyone. Any orphan who has lived in pain, suffering, has cried out only to have no one answer their screams. I'll take anyone. I'LL TAKE ANYONE.
Any orphan. It doesn't matter. They have no one. All they want is someone to care ABOUT THEM. I'll take anyone. Any orphan. I will not live my life knowing I can do something. Church, say it!! The ORPHAN SHOULD NOT BE THE ONE SAYING I'LL TAKE ANYONE.
Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me,
for I am gentle
and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy
and my burden is light."
I'LL TAKE ANYONE.
It's Orphan Sunday.
Help an adopting family.
Yesterday we had our Walk 4 Wyatt event. Thank you to all who came and made this event a great success! We had over 115 people join us at the Brandywine Manor House for the walk and fundraiser. Thanks to all of our sponsors and to the Eck family for allowing us to use their beautiful barn. The raffle, silent auction, candles, calendars and bake sale helped us raise nearly 2/3 of our travel cost to China...what a great blessing. God was so big...this event was planned in just about three weeks and we left it in God's hand to bless our feeble effort...wow! Prayerfully we will be heading to China in just 3 short weeks to bring home our son Wyatt. Please pray for us as we get everything together and prepare to travel. Pray that Wyatt will quickly adjust and that we will know best how to meet his needs. A huge thank you for your help financially, your friendship and your prayers!
Mother of 13 and writes this blog.