Today we had the wonderful experience to support some friends of ours. Trevor's high school journalism teacher, Gwen, and her family are adopting a boy from Uganda. Tonight they had a benefit concert to raise money for his adoption featuring Point of Grace! Now, I wasn't really into the whole Christian music thing when they were hugely popular, but I do know that they were one of the pioneer groups featuring contemporary christian music! They were awesome and put on a great show! It is so awesome how God uses different people and circumstances in our life to bring Him glory. One of the singers in POG has a couple of sons that go to school where Coach O coaches, and she heard their story and wanted to help.....so they had this concert...how awesome! We also got to hear from a young woman named Katie who lives in Uganda and runs a non-profit child sponsorship program. And, she is foster mom to 13....yes 13 Ugandan girls. Oh and did I mention that she is only 20?!?!?! How amazing!!! Here are some pics from the night....
Point of Grace doing their thing!
The Oatsvalls speaking about adoption
The Castle women all sporting our Ugandan necklaces
It was such a neat experience for Trevor and I because since we started dating and talking about having our own family we have ALWAYS wanted to adopt one day--and this is so encouraging to see that God will provide. Now comes the hard part...waiting until the time is right. I tend to be one of those people who is always living in the "next stage" of life. I am always thinking about what life will be like when this or that happens. Thankfully, the Lord is teaching me how to just relax, and live life one day at a time. I know we will get there one day, but for now I am thankful for where we are in life right now!
If you want to check out the Oatsvall Family's adoption blog go to www.oatsvallteam.blogspot.com
Oh and P.S. I cant figure out why the last half of this post is underlined blue so sorry!