From the the Valley...and Back!: Our family’s journey of faith and God’s grace through a failed international adoption

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WestBow Press, Jan 25, 2012 - Religion - 164 pages
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With incredible transparency, Rachelle D. leads you on a poetic journey of both faith and despair throughout an international adoption pursuit that tragically crumbles before her eyes. Only by experiencing this painful journey straight into the heart of the orphan is she able to see the breathtaking beauty of God’s handiwork in the valley.

From the Mountain…to the Valley… and Back! is a heartfelt story of faithfulness to God’s plan during difficult and uncertain times. The events of this family’s adoption journey show how God can ultimately use you to bless the lives of others and be blessed as well, even when each step along the way is unclear. I recommend this inspirational book to adoptive families and to anyone who has faced difficulties when responding to God’s calling.

Andrew Steele – Adoption & Foster Care Ministry Lead, Lake Pointe Church

Within the pages of Rachelle’s story, one hears her despair, and brokenness—a mother’s heart, crying out to God to make sense of all that was happening. It is in this time of brokenness that God revealed another plan—His plan. Hemingway said, “Life breaks us all, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.” You will be blessed by this story which offers the best of what life has to teach us by giving the broken pieces to a God who sees the bigger picture of our lives. Simone Monroe, Women's Minister, Lake Pointe Church

I was captivated by this real life story of a family’s faith that perseveres. It's a must read for those who desire to fully embrace an orphan’s love. This is an amazing story that's still being written. There will be generational influence because a family chose to love the fatherless.

Rod Vestal, Campus Pastor/Pastor of Community Campus Missions, Lake Pointe Church Firewheel, previously serving with World Orphans

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