and Tisha received their travel dates Monday and are leaving in two
short weeks to go meet their daughter. This is such an exciting time for
their family! Please join the Reece's Rainbow family in showing support
for this family. Please consider making a tax deductible donations to
their Family Sponsorship Page to show your support.
Jim and Tisha Powell have been married for fifteen years and are the parents of eight beautiful girls.
God opened Jim’s heart to the possibility of adoption through the
faithful, compassionate reporting of World Magazine. For years, it has
featured families that have received children into their homes in the
name of Christ. Having planted this seed, God brought it to fruition
some months ago while Jim was reading the revised edition of John
Piper’s Desiring God. Jim had picked up this book because the Spirit had
convicted him about his underwhelming sense of joy, and he found much
wisdom in its pages. But in the chapter on choosing suffering, Jim found
what seemed to be a calling. Piper writes: “We do not choose suffering
simply because we are told to, but because the One who tells us to
describes it as the path to everlasting joy. He beckons us into the
obedience of suffering . . . to manifest, in childlike faith, the
infinite preciousness of His all-satisfying promises.” Joy grows out of
faith. Love is pursuing your joy in the joy of others. We choose to
suffer as a way of pursuing our joy in God. Confronted with these
truths, Jim felt called to step out in faith, set aside his fleshly
craving for convenience, and–by the grace of God–rescue a child in
desperate need of love.
a date night several days later, he told Tisha that he believed God
wanted them to adopt a special-needs child. At that point in time, Tisha
had been perusing blogs about adoption experiences for a few months.
This led her to Reece’s Rainbow. Jim had marked all this simply as a
passing interest. So her reply not only took him by surprise but also
served as a pleasant confirmation of God’s call: ever since her teenage
years, Tisha had envisioned herself caring for a special-needs child!
The Powells are a military family living in the Washington, D.C. area.
Trusting in God’s grace, they are excited about bringing home a new baby
girl. “Misty’s” expectant sisters are ready to shower her with love …
and in a house full of girls there is more than enough love to go
The Powell's leave at the end of the month.
Their FSP needs to be at $8,000 to be fully funded.
As one we can help them to bring "Misty" home!
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