We are the Snyder family and ... we are different

This is the story of our journey to our daughter in Ethiopia. God is preparing our family for her and preparing her heart to come home to her family. We chose the difficult road of trusting and obeying God. It is worth every step!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

and the two become one

I just posted yesterday and generally I don't have enough to say about our adoption two days in a row because there just aren't enough new things happening with it. Anyway, my dear husband has spent the last five days in Florida at a Christian skate conference learning more about his journey with Jesus and how to reach out to the young men he mentors. Compassion Intl. co-sponsored the event and had a table with children to sponsor on it all week as well as several presentations. Dustin talked to one of the compassion people about some things and passed by the table several times. Well the last day he could no longer ignore the cry of the children on that table. He really wanted to pick someone from Ethiopia since that's where we are adopting from because he wants to be able to visit them when we are there. As he searched the table for Ethiopia he spotted a boy there in the middle of the table...our new son. He will never come to live with us in America but he will always live in our hearts and we will provide for him no different than if we adopted him. Natnael is 11 years old, in fact his birthdate is just two days after Dominic's due date, he goes to school and he likes to play volleyball. It's amazing to see God work through our family even when we are a thousand miles apart. It is funny because Dustin and I didn't communicate with each other at all on Friday and then he read only the first paragraph of my blog Saturday afternoon because he had already signed up to sponsor this child. I was planning on researching from which organization to sponsor a child but hadn't done anything yet and Dustin had already done it.

God's power continues to humble us.


Jen said...

That is SO AWESOME. I love how God is working in your family!

Angela said...

That is so cool!
Have a great weekend! :)