Last month, my husband’s cousin needed some family portraits done and I offered to drive down to Oregon to meet up and capture their family for them. For my boys, it was a fun weekend road trip, a visit to the real Pacific coast, and bonus! Playtime with their cousins. For me, it was a chance to help family come closer to fulfilling their dream of returning to Ethiopia and their ministry. Their journey began with a dream to expand their family through adoption, and they added their sweet daughter to swell their family up to five. Currently, they are setting their hearts and prayers towards working their way back to Ethiopia. Read more about their ministry journey, in their own words, here in their newsletter: Gerards February 2013. If you are moved by their story, their newsletter also provides information on how to donate to their cause, or the information is also at the bottom of this post! Now, onto their beautiful pictures!
Meet the lovely Gerards family!
Everyone was such a trooper to pose outside in the freezing cold for these family portraits.
I love this one of mama and her sweet little girl.
Such a beautiful family, inside and out.
I love how all the kids are holding hands in this picture. And I can’t resist some sunflare.
Some sweet moments between daddy and daughter.
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You can give online at: www.sim.org/giveusa. Click on “Support A Missionary“, missionary #040410.