Waiting on the Lord
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
The last two weeks have been an incredibly humbling experience. We are so thankful of the overwhelming encouragement and support from both friends and family and the public. It is such a humble blessing to see people we don’t even know encourage us on Facebook and support us through our GoFundMe page. I’m in awe of what God can do through such a small act of faith.
As things began calming down in the social media world, I’ve been able to begin catching up with school work and Nicole has been pouring herself into Fall photography sessions (those beautiful Asbury ginkgo trees). We’ve had some awesome opportunities to share our story with others. My fellow Asbury seminarian Murray published an article on a pro-life website he writes for, LiveActionNews.org, which was shared over 6300 times. Another pro-life website, LifeNews.com, then picked up the story and wrote their own article, which was shared over 8800 times. From that point forward, a number of pro-life websites, such as LifeSiteNews.com and TexasRighttoLife.com, and a number of Christian news websites, such as ChristianToday.com and ChristianExaminer.com, picked up the story and published articles.
Last Wednesday, Nicole and I were interviewed by DailySignal.com, which will be publishing an article about our story. We’ve also been contacted by the Anti-Abortion Prayer Movement Bound4Life about an interview on their blog. Asbury Theological Seminary has also shared our story in their Attempt Something Big, Voices collection and has sent our story to a number of media contacts as well.
All of this is such a humbling experience, especially as our story is still unfolding. We have had conversations with about a dozen women considering abortion, but unfortunately none of those connections have yielded the fruit of an adoption arrangement. For whatever reason, changed minds, or outside pressure, many any of them have cut off communication after our initial conversations.
This past weekend God has moved to create more possible connections for this week, so please be in prayer for us as we meet with and talk to these women. Pray for us to have the courage to continue forward on this mission, and the patience for us to faithfully wait on the Lord as He moves. Pray for us to have the wisdom to make decisions, and the discernment to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Pray for God to continue moving in a powerful way.
We knew when we stepped out in faith with this #AttemptSomethingBig calling that there is no way for this to happen unless God intervenes. Now that we’re in the midst of it all, it’s terrifying. We know this entire thing is bound to fail without God continuing to move on people’s hearts, provide for us, and sustain us with His strength and faithfulness. Please continue praying for us. Bless you all!
Read more and offer support at http://www.kevingcook.com/the-cooks-adoption-story
About the Author
Kevin Cook is a 4th year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and an Aspirant for Ordination in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). After graduating, Kevin hopes to plant a contemporary three-streams Anglican Church. He and his wife Nicole attend Wilmore Anglican Church in Kentucky.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. Kevin enjoys playing music and leading worship, reading fiction and spiritual classics, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends.
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