SHAWNA for the Araya family — OH
Arturo and Jennifer came from different parts of the globe: Arturo from Santiago, Chile and Jennifer from West Virginia. Their shared passion for music brought them together while studying with the same cello teacher in college, and their shared passion and love for Christ has enriched their marriage ever since.
Jennifer has known since she was a child that God was calling her to serve orphans through adoption. As their relationship grew, Arturo came to recognize that same calling from God in his life as well. While perusing pictures of waiting children on Reece’s Rainbow, the plight of many deserving children touched their hearts deeply. However, it was through Shawna and Seth’s photo that God told them that now was the time to begin their adoption journey. They started slowly, first signing up as “Guardian Angels” for the siblings and committing to pray for the children daily and fundraise for their adoption grant. Barely a week passed, however, before God was again working on their hearts. Being Guardian Angels was just the beginning. They realized that their role in Shawna’s and (hopefully) Seth’s lives will be as parents, not only as prayer warriors.
Arturo and Jennifer are thrilled to be starting their family with these two beautiful children and are excited to begin this journey of faith. They trust God to provide and guide, as He has always done for them. As Jennifer’s favorite Psalm exclaims, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains; where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
9/27/13—APPOINTMENT IS OCTOBER 30
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.fromhouse2home.us