Friday, April 21, 2017

Romans 6:10

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Our Story

Armin and I have been married for 12 ½ years. The two passions that we have shared over this time are children’s ministry and adventure. Our desire to serve and follow God’s leading in our lives has certainly led us on some fantastic adventures. The first one was our move to Alaska in 2007. Although we had previous contact with two people in the Anchorage area, we didn’t know anybody and had no job prospects or living arrangements prior to our arrival. However, God provided miraculously for our every need and our faith in His leading grew. A series of events found us back in Colorado Springs, and we felt His prompting to jump into the world of foster care. A very difficult but rewarding three years later, we were blessed to add two children to our family through adoption out of foster care, and our faith in God’s leading grew.
Last summer, right after Peter’s adoption, I “happened” upon the story of a twelve-year-old boy in China who was about to travel to the United States to be hosted by a family in Wisconsin for one month. This boy was abandoned by his parents at the age of three because he suffers from PKU, a blood disorder that our daughter also has, and his parents were unable to afford his treatment. At first glance, I thought flippantly, “Well, how about that. What’s one more?”  and then dismissed the thought. Over the next few days, I found myself thinking about him constantly, and felt a strong pull in my heart, saying “This is your son. I want you to go get him.” As I followed his adventure with his host family, the pull grew stronger. Initially, Armin’s answer was a firm “No,” so I tried to be a good Christian and pray that God would give him “a family.” Each time I said this prayer, I could only see our family embracing him as our son and brother on the day of our meeting. I waited and prayed, trusting God to have the very best plan for this special young man. One day after church, Armin asked me what I thought about starting the process to adopt him, because he had been worried about the financial cost, but God had now given him peace. He will turn 13 on April 8, giving us exactly one year to adopt him. In China, children age out of orphanages on their fourteenth birthday and are no longer eligible to be adopted.  

At this point, he has lived in foster homes and an orphanage for almost ten long years, seeing his friends matched with their families and wondering why nobody wants him. I can’t wait until he finds out that a family does love and want him, that we are working very hard to bring him home. So we find ourselves in a new and unknown adventure; we understand that the process is long and expensive, but God has never called us to anything that He intends for failure. We are looking forward to seeing what is in store for our family and for him, and watching our faith grow once again in God’s leading.

Where Donations Can Be Made

We have a fundraising page set up on Pure Charity to help with the costs. Donations can be made online at https://www.purecharity.com/plezia-family-adoption-1. Or, to save on the administration fees, donations can also be made directly to our adoption agency:


CCAI
6920 S. Holly Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
Attention: Charity Department.
*Include a note mentioning that the donation is for the Plezia Family Adoption.

Thank you for your support!
The Plezia family