The Prater Family
Throughout our adoption journey, we were reminded time and time again to be patient and to trust in the Lord. The financial aspect of the process was one of the hardest obstacles we faced. Despite our anxieties and fears, we moved ahead, trusting that God would provide. And he did! At each step of the process, we had just enough to cover the costs. As we faced buying $7,500 in plane tickets to return to Ethiopia and bring home Julia (3) and Genevieve (2) only months after spending $3,300 on our court trip, Show Hope granted us $3,500 to put toward our trip expenses! Once again, God provided exactly what we needed to fulfill his calling to care for orphans in distress.
After completing the adoption process, our passion for orphan care became even stronger. We continue to support the cause of orphans by giving financially, sharing our adoption testimony, and in our desire to pursue mission work in orphanages. It’s been remarkable to see the girls’ love for life despite their difficult beginning.
Simply put, words fall short in expressing how adopting Julia and Genevieve has blessed our family. We firmly believe that God has worked through Show Hope to support our adoption, allowing us to travel to Ethiopia without taking on the burden of additional debt. We sincerely thank all Show Hope sponsors and donors who helped bring Julia and Genevieve home!