Barthelemy Family Adoption Shoe Drive
“We have been married for a little over 5 years and we are walking through the process of adoption. We have always felt like we would adopt, as we both made it clear that we were open to adoption early in our marriage. Over the past couple of years, we began to have a desire to grow our family. God slowly revealed His plan for us and has led us to our adoption journey. We are truly excited about bringing a child into our home through adoption and can’t wait to see how God works throughout this journey.
We are adopting domestically and are currently completing our home study. We have one session left before it can be submitted for approval. God has already proven Himself faithful in many ways and has confirmed this call on our lives. We recently attended a domestic adoption conference where we participated in informational sessions and heard from a birth mother and adoptive parents. The theme or title of the conference was ‘Established in Love: Ephesians 3:14-8’. We trust that God has adopted us, as believers, into His family and we are his children and heirs with Christ. Our desire is to share this with the child that we bring into our home and we pray that he or she will not only be a part of our earthly family but they will know God as their heavenly Father and be fellow heirs with Christ. Please pray that we will trust God during this journey and be content during the waiting period and ultimately, that God will be glorified.” – Barthelemy Family
“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” – Ephesians 3:14-18
Grace Klein Community is hosting a SHOE DRIVE in support of the Barthelemy Family Adoption… and WE NEED YOU. Consider donating those shoes you haven’t worn in a year, the pairs that your kiddos have outgrown, or you can even be CRAZY and give your favorite!
The shoes will bless people all over the world, empowering micro enterprise business programs in Haiti and other third world countries through Funds2Orgs, and the Barthelemy’s will receive funds for their adoption. Sounds like an awesome win-win for everybody!!
Can you help collect some shoes??? Can your kiddos decorate their wagon and help collect shoes in your neighborhood? Can your small group collect shoes? What about your church, kid’s soccer club, your child’s school classroom, your office?
Download a Barthelemy Family Adoption Shoe Drive Flyer and start a shoe drive today in your neighborhood supporting the this sweet couple in their adoption journey.
We Need Shoes – any size, gently used.
Drop off location:
Grace Klein Community office:
2652 Old Rocky Ridge Rd 35216
*leave on the front porch
Deadline to drop off donations:
May 31, 2018
If you feel God leading you to support the Barthelemy Family financially in their adoption journey:
Check donations can be mailed to: Grace Klein Community, 1678 Montgomery Hwy #104, Birmingham, AL 35216. Please include “Barthelemy Adoption” in the memo line.
Online contributions can be given via PayPal: Click HERE to be directed to the online giving page.
*All contributions are tax-deductible as Grace Klein Community is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.*