Dear Friends,

I’m writing on behalf of a sister in Christ, Sonya Schweighardt.  We were roommates at Proverbs 31’s She Speaks Conference last summer. 

Sonya and I spent only that weekend together, but we shared a lot about our faith and the ways God was working in our lives, and have stayed in touch since.  Sonya lives as faith-based of a life as is humanly possible.  She is prayerful and obedient to her Lord and Savior.  In return, God has given Sonya, her husband, and her three biological children HUGE hearts for those who are orphaned and need love, a home, and to know the Lord. 

Sonya and her husband, Russell, have adopted four children nationally.  While finalizing the adoptions here in the states, God put it on their hearts to adopt from Liberia.  They now have three sons from Liberia and are trying desperately to bring them to their new home here in NC.  However, the financial issues have been difficult, and just when they thought they had raised what they needed (and they’ve worked very hard to raise the money), a major contributor changed her mind on how much support she would give, leaving them with a large deficit of needed funds.  They now need $7,600 to cover airfare and expenses. 

I firmly believe that these adoptions are God’s will and that eventually things will work out – but it’s going to take help from many others to make it all happen. 

Please go her web site ( ) to see pictures and to learn more about this situation and ask God if there’s something you can do to help them.  Even offering your prayers would mean so much.  Or if you’d like a summary with more specific details, send an email to me at and I’ll fwd to you the statement she prepared that better explains this situation and their need. 

Dear God, I know it is your will for Sonya, Russell, and their family to bring these boys home.  And I know the boys are SO anxious to come to their new home!  Please help each of us to know what we can do to unite the boys with their new family. In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen. 

For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.                               – Mark 9:41