Long Road to China - Our Adoption Story

Trustmark National Bank account set up:

Donations can be made nation wide at any Trustmark National Bank through the account:
Phillip Smith or Niki J. Smith's Adoption Account

If you would like to mail a donation, please mail it to
Phil or Niki Smith
P.O. Box 332
Rienzi, MS 38865

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Guan Ya....You're Coming Home Video

We want to let http://give1save1asia.blogspot.com/ know how grateful we are for featuring Guan Ya's video on their blog this week!  We will be featured from today to next Sunday.  We love their blog and what they are doing for orphans & adoptive families!  They are truly an asset!  Thank you so much!  If you are not familiar, you can read about them here http://give1save1asia.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html  Their goal is to ask people to give at least $1 each week to the featured family of the week and this week they are featuring Guan Ya's story!  How awesome is that????  
PLEASE PRAY and SHARE so that we can raise the rest of the needed funds THIS WEEK & can travel to unite with our daughter! :)  After you do this, we ask that you will continue to give at least $1 to each family of the week to bring home an orphan!

Our adoption agency has requested us in China by March 4th, 2013 (yes just a FEW days!!!) to bring our daughter, Guan Ya HOME! We are so humbled and blessed to be part of this journey and to be Guan Ya's parents!

We are still short several thousand we were needing prior to travel.  God has moved so many mountains and I know He will provide the funds for this also.  If you feel led to donate, we ask that you donate at this time through our PayPal because we can get our money quickest that way (and we MUST be on a plane NO LATER than a week from TODAY - February 24, 2013 today's date!).  
This is the link to Guan Ya's fund

(GoFundMe can take up to a week to get to our account and we need these funds prior to travel.  That is why we are requesting donations for Guan Ya not be made through GoFundMe at this time.)

If you are on a phone and cannot access that link, you can watch it here:

Thank you very much to each of you that have helped to get our daughter home!  We are so thankful God has brought us to this point!  We're praising the Lord for everything including making you part of our journey!  We are thankful for your willingness to help us follow His will and give Guan Ya a family!   Without God using others & others following His lead, we would not be able to think about bringing our daughter home!  You will forever be a part of making an orphan become part of a forever family as a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, & cousin. Please continue to remember us, pray for us (especially Guan Ya), and share our page with others!  Then, watch as God continues to move mountains & change lives!  Thank you for following His will and loving the orphans!  We pray that each of you will be blessed as you follow our journey!

If you aren't familiar with our story, Guan Ya is a beautiful 13 year old orphan that is deaf.  On her 14th birthday (March 9) she will become ineligible to ever be adopted. If  we aren't able to complete her adoption by her birthday, she will forever be stamped an orphan.  God has placed Guan Ya in our heart as our daughter!  Our story is one of Faith, the moving of mountains to reach our daughter in time & the great love for our Father.  Follow our story  here and read about a modern day miracle!  

For those of you that missed Friday's post, here is the message  Guan Ya sent to her Daddy:
"I got your message! I'm in school now! But I wanted to know that you are alright? I'm fine now!  Is mother and brother and sisters alright? I am so missing you, I love you!  Yaya"

If you missed our story from WREG, you can watch it here

You can read more about our family in this post

We are using LifeLine out of Birmingham, AL if you feel the need to verify our adoption.

Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Proverbs 22:2 (NIV)
“Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.” 

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