Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Announcing...

This is a letter we sent to our family and friends in the last day or so... :)

Dear Family & Friends,

Can you believe it is November already? Where did October go??? It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Silas’ birthday and now that’s been almost a month ago. It is unreal how quick time can get away from you…

Well, we wanted to share some exciting news with you. As God is moving in our hearts, we have heard His call to adopt again! We cannot start the process until March but the planning has begun. He has called us to Ethiopia again and we’re excited to say the least.

As many of you know, adoption can be an expensive endeavor. The cost of Silas’ adoption was around $24,000 with fees, home study, travel, etc. With his adoption, we were able to use savings and a Home Equity Loan on our house to help cover the cost. This time around, those things aren’t as readily available so we’re looking for alternative ways to raise money for it.

One of those ways is a coffee store we just ‘opened’. You can access it online at https://www.justlovecoffee.com/TroyAndAmber. The store is stocked with fair-trade coffee from around the world (we’re partial to the Ethiopian coffee … that is some good stuff!) For each bag purchased from our store, the owner of Just Love Coffee donates money to our adoption fund. This could be a great Christmas gift (hint-hint) or just for your enjoyment. :)

We also want to ask for your prayers as we begin this journey again. We had so many people praying for Silas’adoption, and we would love to enlist you on our 2nd journey as well. As we have not formally communicated it to anyone yet, this is our announcement of our next adoption. We will post it on our blog in the near future and try to keep you updated on the status of it (along with the cute pictures of Silas, of course). Our blog address is http://luchtadoption.blogspot.com.

We apologize if you get this more than once as some of your names may accidentally be duplicated between our two contact lists.

Thanks again for your prayers and participation in our adoption journey to our next Ethiopian miracle. Please let us know if you have any questions and if there are any ways in which we can be praying for you.

Blessings

- Troy & Amber

12 comments:

Nick and Mary Leigh said...

we are so excited for you, Amber, and big brother Silas!

Chris and Jana said...

congrats! silas will be an awesome big brother!

jonandkelsey said...

excited for you three!!

Kristi J said...

yayyyyyyyyyyy...so happy for you guys, kristi

Tara said...

congrats how exciting!!!!!

asimplereverie said...

awesome news guys, we'll be praying with you for your next ethiopian blessing!

Lisa said...

Oh, congratulations! I will keep your family in our prayers as you wait for your baby #2!

Aubrey said...

Awesome news! Good luck with the hurry up and wait!

Erin said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

Ben & Christi said...

YAY!! How exciting!!

JonesEthiopia said...

Congrats! The second time around is as awesome as the first... just in so many different ways!

annieglan said...

We can't start the adoption process until March also. Maybe we will be in Ethiopia together?!