For many months, we have been praying diligently for Darren and Jacky Lewis, precious members of our church family who have been pursuing the adoption of two girls in Africa. Jacky and Josie arrived home this week to be happily reunited with Darren, but they returned without the two adoptive girls. For them, an adoption process that was supposed to take three months turned into over seven months, and it finally failed because of poor personnel and procedures in the country of origin. This attempted adoption has proved to be a season of heartache for Darren and Jacky, as well as for the two girls there in Zambia.
I know of another family that God sent out from Morningview a few years ago. They completed a couple adoptions from the former Soviet Union. They were very loving parents, but one of their adoptive sons really struggled to adjust to his new life here in the United States. They persevered, and after a couple years, they returned with their children to the country of origin (more…)