Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The first time I saw Grisha's picture I couldn't help but think, 'Wow! What a handsome kid...and what a great smile.'
And then I started reading his story.
Grisha is a 13 year old boy from Odessa, Ukraine - the same city as Maddie...and there is way more to this little guy's story than just being an orphan that wants to find his forever family.
I first found Ashley's blog three years ago when we started our adoption journey in Finding Maddie. Ashley and J.C. had just found out about Grisha and were in the beginning stages of trying to get him registered with the SDA so he could be made available for adoption.
Over the last THREE YEARS Ashley and J.C. have worked tirelessly to bring Grisha home. Their determination is unbelievable and the story of how God is working in and through this adoption will bring you to your knees...in prayer and thanksgiving.
Now this awesome couple is getting ready to leave tomorrow morning for Ukraine to adopt Grisha and finally bring him home. Please pray for them as they leave on this journey. They still have a number of obsticles left in their path...
- Ashley is pregnant and it hasn't been an easy time. Please pray for her and the baby's health during this round the world trip.
- Pray for a smooth process. After working on this thing for three years, the last thing they need are more delays.
- And pray for their biggest hurdle...financial provision. They still do not have all of the money they need to complete this adoption...they're taking a HUGE step of faith and are trusting God to provide the last few thousand dollars. I am in awe at their faith!
Please head on over to Ashley's blog - Our Adoption Journey - and wish them well on the trip...and consider giving a donation - no matter how small. Every little bit will bring Grisha one step closer to home.