Dear Friends and Family,
Our adventure continues in this adoption! Last week we spent a wonderful HOT and HUMID day with birthmom "S" and her daughter "I" at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park. If you haven’t been there, we highly recommend it! You all know that we LOVE animals! It’s a good thing we live on a farm isn’t it? They found the experience at times a little overwhelming (lorikeets swarmed them) but overall, so excited to spend time with us. I think their favorite part was feeding the ring-tailed lemurs. We had good conversation and our girls enjoyed talking and playing together! Karis even showed I how to feed the giraffe!
As each interaction with this precious family comes to pass, we are reminded that we are in such a unique experience that we simply do not have an ability to predict what’s next. Yet we know that HE knows. We are praying that our love for her, her daughter, our baby she carries, is not so overly expressed that they fail to see our love for our Savior is that much greater.
We pray for opportunities to minister to their heart, that they feel a caring connection beyond the end result of this experience. Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus identifies us as the Light of the World!
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp
and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let
your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
The connection of Christ adopting us, our inheritance to His Kingdom, seems such a ripe and appropriate avenue to reaching hearts that are lost. This is what we pray for in wisdom, that each time we are able to spend with S and I, the Holy Spirit counsels us towards boldness. Pray for our Light to Shine.
Thank you for your continued prayers, journeying with us, encouraging us, financially supporting us. We stand in awe of the generosity of His children.
The day after our visit with them, S had her first doctor appointment since moving here to Kansas. She was a bit nervous that they’d find the baby to be a boy since her early ultrasound was not 100% sure. Turns out...it’s a GIRL for sure!!!! S is healthy, and all is great with her! Baby girl is healthy, growing and already pretty active at 25 weeks! Please continue to pray for both S and baby’s health.
On a side note....
God’s magnificent timing allowed us to drop off S and I back in Wichita later on that day. As we were coming back home from this blessed day, we decided to stop in Hutchinson to buy a few things in Walmart. It wasn’t but 5 minutes into entering the building, did one of the worst hail storms came tearing through**. Had we NOT stopped into Walmart, we would have been continuing on home. We would not have made it.
God’s plans are so much greater than ours!
As we continue to journey on, we hold on to Proverbs 19:21. Commit this verse to memory!
Cheyenne, Alison and Karis Kroeker
** Our car is now in the auto hospital getting treatment!