Our Lives, His Story

Buying Land

We would like to invite you into a new journey with us, a journey that God is leading us on. But before I share, let me explain a little about why I titled this post “buying land.”

A friend encouraged us with Jeremiah 32 after we had shared the news of this new journey we are on. It really resonated with me as I considered this difficult season we have been in and looked to restoration ahead. In this passage the people of God are about to be attacked and taken captive because of their sin against the Lord. But just before the siege, God tells Jeremiah to go and buy land. Even though the city will be destroyed, Jeremiah is to purchase land in faith, as a sign that God will again restore the land and make it a place for His people. Restoration was coming, but not before a time of trial.

We have been walking through a time of trial and are by no means fully healed or restored, but we know that He is working to do just that. In this time we are looking ahead to restoration. And, in a similar way, we are purchasing land – by starting the adoption process. We are so excited to be adopting and see this little one as a sign to us of His restoration. We are not putting our hope in children but we are believing that He wants to restore and we see adoption as part of His plan to do just that.

Jordan and I sent in our initial application on Micaiah’s 3 month birthday (December 8th). We are currently working on getting paperwork finished so we can get our home study done. Once we are approved it will take anywhere from 12-18 months until we have our baby. We have chosen to adopt from Ethiopia and are hoping to get a child under the age of 1.

We are excited to share this news with you and will keep you updated along the way. I am looking forward to seeing how He knits our family together. I know that He already has a baby picked out for us and I can’t wait to bring him or her into our home. Please be praying for His favor in this process and for us to quickly bring home our little one. We can’t wait!!!!!

  1. How exciting!!! You both are in my prayers and I can’t wait to hear the sound of your rejoicing that your little one is home! Love, karen

  2. Congratulations! This is such wonderful news! I know that Micaiah is smiling upon you with great happiness knowing he has a brother or sister on the way. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and godspeed your little one to you.

  3. Wow! This is so amazing. I will continue to pray for you during is process. You are doi His work as you have been called and are faithful to what has been asked of you . he will intern be faithful to you through His blessings, whatever they may be. This is a great thing you are doing. And as a person who was adopted, this lays close to my heart.

  4. Oh, Jordan and Lauren, I’m so happy for you. You will be such wonderful parents to a child who needs everything you have to give! Thank you for sharing all along the way.

  5. Lauren and Jordan! Andy and I think of and pray for y’all often. Your faithfulness to Him has been such an encouragement to us! Andy went to Ethiopia last March and it was a significantly life-changing experience for him. I think he left a part of his heart with the disciples he met there. It brings me so much joy to think of God bringing y’all one of His wee disciples from Ethiopia to be your child. Praying for every step of the process with y’all. Love and miss you!