Dear Family and Friends,
Jessica and I have finally crossed the point in the adoption process where we feel as a couple that it is appropriate to begin to call our Christian brothers and sisters to support our adoption.
Since our first date climbing Stone Mountain, July 16, 2004, Jessica and I have been planning our family through adoption. First, in the seed of conversation. Second, in the labor of plowing paperwork. And now, almost 5 years later, this has become a reality.
The Lord has been more than gracious to us to prepare for this adoption financially. Virtually all of our deployment money has gone into preparing for this. Yet, through prayer we feel that it is time to give the Church, the followers of Christ, an opportunity to not only support 'The Craven's', but ADOPTION itself.
A young lady in Barbourville Kentucky said it best to us, "If you are PRO-LIFE, then you must be PRO-ADOPTION." This one statement and many others have set our hearts on fire for this.
SO, What's the Bottomline?:
Its pretty simple. The new widget that you see directly to the side on the RIGHT labeled, "OUR ADOPTION" is one way to support. You can mail direct to our address (listed below). Or if you have a heap load of FLYER MILES, we would gladly take use those as well, as we will be flying to the states for the birth, and then back to Germany.
That's it. Support Our Adoption, get your Sunday School Class or local Church to donate. Help us finish the race, and bring a 'little Craven' home.
CPT Craven, John L.
CMR 405 Box 2462
or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.