Howdy!!! Update on our Adoption... On April 1, 2014 we received our approval letter! So now we begin our final push to reach and complete our fundraising goal. We know that God doesn't call everyone to adopt but he does call us all to care for the orphans. We want to give you the opportunity to take part in caring for orphans even if you are not called to physically adopt a child yourself.
One way you can do this is by praying for us as we walk through this process. We need to be lifted up in prayer for wisdom in our decisions, and for God to make our paths clear. We know that this is not an easy road, but we are so humbled by the opportunity only God can provide.
In addition, we need support with our fundraising efforts. We are $12,760 short of our final fundraising goal. So if you feel led to support our adoption through fundraising here are a few of some of the fundraisers you might consider supporting:
• Donate money on this website
• Purchase a Gililland family adoption t-shirt
• Purchase a worship CD of our dear friend Katie Cruddas
However there is one small detail I have left out....Yesterday (April 22, 2014) we received word that a birthmother had chosen us!!!! Today at 4:00 PM we met our daughter!!! She is the most precious baby ever and we are so amazed at God's loving kindness!!! Taylor is 9 months old and will join our family forever on Friday April 25, 2014!!!! WHOOP!
When we started this journey we were told it might take up to 2 years for a birth mother to choose our family. Little did we know what God had in store for us. Here we were thinking we had plenty of time to complete the baby’s room, put together a few more fundraisers and have everything perfect for when we would be chosen... oops! God's plan is always bigger! We are excited, joyful, amazed, and humbled by His precious gift.