Saturday, July 28, 2007

Last Wednesday we witnessed a ZOE family moment--so beautiful it is difficult to adequately describe. About a year ago, through amazing circumstances, Eric and Natalie Noah-Wilson adopted 3 Haitian children. (Eric is the executive director of ZOE and handles all the day to day business of keeping this ministry running.) They already had 3 kids (2 of whom were also adopted). These kids have had lives that we could never understand and had been living in an orphanage there--THANKFULLY! It was a wonderful place.

After a year of frustration with the Haitian government not letting the children out of that very dangerous country, the visas were finally approved and the Noah-Wilsons arrived in Nashville... the first time these children had been out of Haiti. Several of us met them at the airport where there were tears of joy and shouts of celebration after a very long year of prayer.





Praise God for being the Father of the fatherless...and for giving people like Eric and Natalie a heart to imitate Him! Nadege, Patrick and Miklene...WELCOME to our ZOE family!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you for telling this story. What an incredible, Christ-like couple! My husband has been to Haiti, & said the poverty was way-overwhelming. Changed his life to go there. Will this act of selflessness be told at the Zoe Worship conference in N'ville? Hope to meet the Wilsons there. Annie

julie said...

I love that Eric and Natalie are so full of God's love and that their hearts are so full and their arms are so open. They make my heart happy.

Larry James said...

Awesome news! Thanks for sharing!

Stephen Bailey said...

I've been weeping with those who weep alot this summer. Today I rejoice with those who rejoice! What a Spirit filled family!

Val said...

Great news! Please congratulate them for me. We have so many friends with a heart for Haiti. It's great to see a happy story.

pegc said...

I was in Natalie's class at Zoe last October and wondered several times if and when they ever got the kids. So thanks for sharing that with us. They are a great family.

Again, thanks for sharing this.