4.13.2009

Some, I have told and others have no clue, so this post is to bring everyone up to speed on what Courtney, the kids, and I have going on in our world right now.

We are currently in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia.  We have already named this special child Bristol and we eagerly await her arrival.  She is already a part of our daily decisions even thought she is 13 flight hours away.  We are 40 or so on the list and should get her around November or December (ish).  I can’t tell you what this calling has done in my life.  Two years ago, I would have never imagined that I would open my home up to a trans-racial adoption.  Courtney and I always knew that God was calling us to adopt.  We wanted to have our biological children first and then further pursue this calling.  After Barron, we sensed God calling us to move on the adoption front.  So with much prayer, we jumped into it with both feet.  We are not sure whether or not this will be the last Lankford child or not.  Only God knows!

Also,  through much prayer, conversation, and searching we have decided to follow God’s call to go overseas for 2-3 years and serve our Lord in a foreign country.  As we reflect, we see that God has been working a plan all along and only giving us bits and pieces as we could handle them.  We do not know yet where that will be or when we will leave.  We have left those details up to the One who called us.  We are confident he will make every provision! 

Please pray for Courtney, the kids, and I as we press on. 

“There’s a peace I’ve come to know, though my heart and flesh may fail.  There’s a anchor for my soul and I can say it is well.  Jesus has overcome and the grave is overwhelmed!  The victory is won, He is risen from the dead!  And I will rise when He calls my name…”  (Verse from “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin)

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