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Across the sea...

$4,000raised of $30,000 goal

Organizer: Kristinjoy Beneficiary: Tim & Kristinjoy Taylor

Join us on our journey across the sea. WE ARE ADOPTING! There is a little one with special needs in China we wish to bring into our family!

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Hi friends and family!

Adoption has always captivated me. I remember a sermon years ago about our adoption into God's family, where I sat with streams of tears pouring down my face for the entirety of the service! Such unbearable beauty. I swoon over a God who is Father to the fatherless; a God who brings the lonely into families. In the past year, my heart began to overflow it's borders once again and we began the 'real' conversations about starting our family. God began to draw Tim's heart too, and we spent time asking the LORD how, when, where, who?! Through a series of prayers and events, we felt that China was the direction He was pointing. It simply seeded in our hearts and started to grow. We are open to the family God has prepared for us, whatever that looks like! 

So this is our beginning. The beginning of the journey. It's big and daunting and impossible without God. With that said, we are excited to see Him do the impossible as we move forward in faith! We don't know who our little one is yet, but we know that Jesus does. We also know that whatever special needs she has, Jesus is her Great Healer, and we look forward to seeing Him at work in her little life. We would so appreciate your prayers and support as you feel led by the Holy Spirit, and we look forward to this God-sized journey ahead!


Tim & Kristinjoy [and Beau]

Psalm 68
"Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
 extol him who rides on the clouds;
 rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
 is God in his holy dwelling. 
 God sets the lonely in families...
 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,
 sing praise to the Lord...

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by Kristinjoy
'What kindness she will find in his calm-water eyes'... these words came so simply sitting across the table from Tim over fish tacos last night, sun glowing through the window into his Florida-Keys eyes, filling mine with thankful tears. What a sweet father she has across the world waiting for her.
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by Kristinjoy
By the grace of God, we have moved beyond the initial 'deer-in-headlights' shock of international adoption paperwork, and are actually starting to make some headway! The movement forward has pumped us full of adrenaline, caffeine, and a voice whispering ever so softly, 'this might actually be possible'. We are zipping around Tampa together, feeling short of breath and full of possibility, as we get background checks, fingerprints, write autobiographies, request birth and marriage certificates...and each place asks the reason for the visit, and we say 3 beautiful and crazy words: 'We. Are. Adopting.'
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by Kristinjoy
Every time we turn around there is another surprise, another act of generosity, another message of love, and I'm spending my days choked up and amazed at how the LORD is providing and encouraging us already in these beginning steps. We are off to an amazing start! After attending orientation last week, we tried not to hyperventilate at the realities of putting together our Dossier for the Chinese government [gulp]. And so we begin our paper chase! Wish us luck and God-speed!  ~kristinjoy
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