My youth pastor from a few years ago ;) and his wonderful wife are getting pretty close to bringing home 2 little cuties from Congo. The adoption has been finalized and now they are finishing the paperwork and praying for God to supply the rest of the money they need (it is still a lot that they need).
Read this about the long journey they have been on:
In January 2008, Mark and Diane felt the need to do something to help orphans, specifically through adoption. After much prayer, they started the process of adopting from Ukraine. After spending 6 weeks in Ukraine, they came home without the 2 children they were hoping to adopt. After a time of grieving for the children they had grown to love, and seeking God, the Goins' began the process of adopting from Congo. When they learned that the children in the orphanages there get 1 meal every other day, they were drawn to do something to help. In December they chose Nathan and Kiera to join their family. To read more about their story, go to: www.goinsgan6.blogspot.com
A friend of theirs is helping them raise money by having an online auction. Please check out the auction, bid, and help them finally be able to get these kiddos home soon. Click here to go to the auction.