Monday, February 27, 2012

SUTTON for the Fields family — Waxahachie, TX

Hello Everyone :>

We are so excited to share that we have been matched on the Reece's Rainbow website to Sutton!
Please check it out!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

About Us

As part of our Reece's Rainbow paperwork, we have been working on our "About Us". Here is what we have :)

Jason and Lori Fields met in the fall of 2002, when Lori began attending Hillcrest
Baptist Church in Cedar Hill. TX. They began to connect as friends while
singing in the choir at the Billy Graham Crusade. The theme of the crusade was,
“God knows how it may change your life” and boy was this true for them! Lori
endured a difficult divorce over the next few months and Jason was right there
to encourage and support her. The two began to date exclusively and became
engaged on October 17th 2004 at Texas Stadium, were the Billy Graham
Crusade was held! They were married on June 24th 2005.

Jason andLori both accepted Christ in their teenage years and starting out their
marriage, knew they wanted to be open to follow God’s call on their lives,
wherever that may take them. Lori’s parents spent their teenage years at
Buckner Baptist Children’s home and her parents were married right out of high
school. Due to that, she has always felt connected to the foster/adoption
world. Lori experienced fertility issues in her first marriage and was not sure
if they would be able to conceive and they began to research foster/adoption
opportunities. God surprised and blessed them when they found out they were
pregnant their very first married Christmas in 2005. Their son, James Curtis
was born in 2006.

They knew they wanted to continue to grow their family and after their son was born, they
began to try for another baby. God used this time in their lives to teach them
what it really looked like to live lives of obedience. All of 2007 and much of
2008 came and went, without that positive pregnancy test. Lori felt God spoke
to her in October 2008 and told her to give away all her maternity clothes, as
an act of obedience. Although this was a very difficult thing to do, Lori gave
them away….and the very next weekend they found out they were pregnant with
precious Audrey Grace!

During her pregnancy, Lori began to follow Angie Smith’s blog, which is now located at She began
to grow deeper in her walk with Christ, reading how Angie shared her
experiences while carrying her sweet baby girl, Audrey, who would be born to
live a few short hours, but touch the lives of a tremendous amount of people.
Jason and Lori chose to name their daughter Audrey in honor of this season of
spiritual growth in their lives.

Through blog reading, Lori was introduced to Reece’s Rainbow and began to feel God’s
call to advocate for the special needs orphans in Eastern Europe. Jason and
Lori knew they felt God calling them to be involved in orphan care in some way,
but were not fully certain what that would look like. They were blessed with
baby #3, Madelyn Rose in June of 2011.

During Christmas/New Years 2011, their pastor began to preach on topics that
highlighted adoption and sharing details about their own adoption experience of
their youngest child. In this time Jason and Lori knew that they were hearing
God begin to shape and direct the call for adoption on their lives. In that
same time, Adeye on her blog
was advocating for high risk orphans that needed families immediately. Jason
and Lori began to pray and seek God’s will for them in an International Special
Needs Adoption. They inquired on a
specific child that turned out to have such significant medical needs, they
knew they would not be able to meet them and they were heartbroken. But,
God….but God himself used this experience to solidify the call on their lives
to become adoptive parents of a child with special needs.

The Fields Family would ask that you partner with them in prayer and if possible in
finances. They have stepped out in faith, knowing that God will bring what is
needed in order to fulfill his call, please prayerfully consider joining them
in their efforts to bring their precious child home. “17 Thank God! Once you were
slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you.
“Romans 6:17

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The first "official" step

Well guys, if you follow me on facebook, you have seen that Jason and I have taken the next "official" step in our adoption. Our homestudy visit is scheduled for March 31st:> I continue to feel God's peace and confirmation over and over. I know that God is going to continue to meet our needs in this whole process, but I would be lying if I didnt share that I am pretty nervous about what to expect. It has been great to be involved in Reese's Rainbow groups on facebook, I get to hear about what others ahead of me in the process are experiencing.
I want to share something that happened to me this week that is a testimony to God's faithfulness to provide what I need before I even know that I need it.
My mom has been unemplolyed for some time and was sharing with me that she was looking to get a part time job. I just felt an urgent need to ask her to watch my girls, instead of having to get that job. I suprised myself, because the young woman who takes care of my girls right now has done a wonderful job and I feel like she takes great care of them. So, I was sad to have to give my 2 week notice to her. I did not notice, but she had actually sent me a text message that she was going to have to give me a notice because they are going to be moving into full time foster care.
It is amazing that God completely met my need, before I even realized that I had a need!
I would ask that you all would continue to be in prayer for us, that we dont get in the way of the great story that God is writing in our lives:>

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fundrasing Fun :>

It has been a CRAZY week! My hubby had to travel for work this week and my mom was so kind to help me with the kiddos:> In between, my thoughts and prayers have been around precious Sutton and how quickly we can get him home to us. It has been pretty amazing how many times James 1:27 has been brought to my mind this week. I am doing the new Beth Moore James Bible Study AND out pastor preached out of James 1 this past Sunday.
"Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us." James 1:27
God has been confirming to me over and over again that it is time to allow for him to move us COMPLETELY out of our comfort zone in this adoption. I really, really, really do NOT like to ask people for money and I dont do well when I have to WAIT for something. I know that God is calling us to bring him glory in this persuit of precious Sutton. it goes....this is my very first post dealing with fundraising.....
Several fundraising options have been brought to us, some from friends in online group forums and some from our everyday walk:> Right now we are looking at Momprom, Golf Tournament, Pancake Breakfast, Dinner w/Silent Auction, Garage Sale and a Puzzle Piece Fundraiser. At the moment, standing here, trying to look forward, this can seem to be a bit overwhelming....but I KNOW that he who began a good work is faithful to complete it in Christ Jesus :>
You have probably noticed that I have added a chip in widget to the blog. I would love if you all would prayerfully consider partnering with us to raise ransom to bring this precious one home :>
I am hoping to post a section with all the estimated adoption costs broken out, but for now, the first piece we need to cover is the homestudy.
Lots of Love from the Fields Family!