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what if you were willing to do more-

I never imagined in a million years that God would lead our family to adoption. At the age of 44, mind you. I had my life planned. I had visions of the easy life floating around in my head. I thought in the next ten years my kids would go off to college and finally I could sit back and coast, lounging by the pool and traveling the world. Living life my way.

God doesn’t always work according to our plans

God had a different agenda. One Sunday in church our pastor challenged us to do more. To do more because we have been blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:3). A few months later I found myself bogged down in the busyness of adoption paperwork, feeling God’s call to adopt from Haiti. I assumed we had now completed our Christian duty and could resume a normal life.

God’s plans are always greater than we can fathom

 

LIFE Clinic @MyLIFEspeaks
Our Haitian staff

Nine months later, my husband was asked to open a medical clinic in the rural village of Neply, Haiti. You’ve probably never heard of it–just a speck on the map. We had no idea such an ordinary family could do something more. We were overwhelmed that an extraordinary God would even want to use us.

But we serve a God who doesn’t live by our rules. He sees us for our potential. 
Today, my husband and I are on the board of an organization called myLIFEspeaks. In 2013, we founded Dell Children’s Medical Global Outreach (@AustinDCMGO) for the purpose of providing medical care and training to persons living in undeveloped countries. We send doctors to impoverished areas to provide training, medical care, and much-needed medications. Additionally, we fully fund a prenatal program, large feeding program, HIV screening, and outpatient clinic in rural Haiti. Click HERE to read more.

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Our first photo with our son Comerson
I wonder what would happen if you started believing God could use you?

 

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  3. Great story. I love the point that God’s agenda is often different then ours. I have to remind myself that a lot.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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