What if it meant being insulted, robbed, physically assaulted, and jailed?
How about living in another country for almost a year where you don’t understand the language?
Away from everything familiar?
What if it cost you nearly every dime you had? What if it meant being separated from your family for almost a year?
Would it be worth it?
It certainly was for the de Blecourt family.
A family of three, heard God’s call to adopt a child from Ukraine.
Sounds simple enough, right?
The de Blecourt’s journey was anything but simple. In fact, it just about cost them everything they had. Physically, emotionally and spiritually.
My name is Kimberly de Blecourt. I understand there may be a problem with my passport. A look of disgust flashed through the officer’s eyes. Then he laughed a hollow, wretched laugh. ‘You have been misinformed, Mrs. de Blecourt. There is no problem. He sneered. ‘You are under arrest.’
I love reading true stories. In fact, I’m working on my own book now about my life and God’s redemption. And Kim’s book has encouraged me to be gut-wrenchingly honest. Until We All Come Home is a page-turner. Filled with excitement and sadness. Laughter and tears. Hopelessness and grace.
Kim didn’t just write a book about her adoption journey. She lives out the command found in James 1:27. Author profits from the sale of her book will go to Food for Orphans at www.foodfororphans.org.
Adoption may not be something you can do at this time. Or ever. But there are many other things you can do. One is to buy a copy of Kim’s book. Another is to like, tweet, pin, etc. this post and share with others.
The de Blecourt’s journey is in many ways a spiritual picture of the lengths God goes to in order to save us and adopt us as his own.
I’ve had the distinct privilege of being on Kim de Blecourt’s book launch team for Until We All Come Home. I’m so smitten with this book that I’m giving away a free copy of Kim’s book (Thanks Kim!). To be eligible for the giveaway, leave a comment below. I will announce the winner this Friday. Tune back in to see if you are the winner!
To what length are you willing to go to fulfill God’s command to care for the orphans and widows?