Dear friends and family,
Many of you know that our family has been waiting to adopt
for over a year. In the last year and a half we have learned
much about God's power and love. We have also learned
that His plans are often quite different from our own. We
thought we would birth a fourth child, instead He showed
us adoption. We thought we would adopt domestically, and
after much waiting, He gently nudged us toward Uganda. We
thought we were surely supposed to adopt just one, and He
placed two boys on our hearts.
After seeing these two boys' picture a few months ago, we
couldn't stop thinking and praying about them. Even when
we don't understand God's ways, He is beautifully relentless,
and we are very thankful that He has again withheld no good
We have also learned that we can do nothing in our own strength.
God's hand in this adoption is evident, but we need you as well!
Would you pray for us? We need prayer for our travels, for raising
the rest of the money and for bringing two very different children
into our family. We are excited and scared and in wonder all at the
If you would like to help us raise the $19,000 that we have yet to
raise, you can easily go to Lifesong for Orphans and donate using
our family account number: #2961.
Thank you so much for reading and supporting our family over
these years of waiting. I can't wait until we're on the other side of
this adoption and I'm typing about how wonderful it is that our Oster
Five are our five children!