Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Wheeler Story (pre-Eliana)


Here's the video that was shown at our church this weekend!
Our good friend Scott Moore made it (shout out)!

P.S. We will post the interview from church soon....it picks up where the video left off.

31 comments:

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

That's incredible!!!

The Heinrichs said...

The tears are flowing! Your story is amazing! Your hearts are so big any child will truly be blessed to have you as parents!

Jami said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you guys!! :) I love "ya all's" accent too. We don't talk like that here in Illinois! :)

We gotta meet sometime! :)

Thanks for blessing me today! :)

Anonymous said...

Both of you are amazing!

Stacy said...

God is using you in more ways than you know.

demp5 said...

Oh, how I love to follow your story! While ours is not the exact same, there are many similarities. I can definitely relate to feeling called to love and pray for a baby that may never get to come and live in my home. But, when the Lord puts this child on your heart, what can you do, right ?!? I'll keep praying and checking in . . .

Terry said...

Nothing can really be said except...

Amazing!

Can't wait to see the interview that followed.

Terry

Christina said...

I second the incredible. I just cried watching that video and remembering how it made me feel having my little guy placed in my arms that first time.

Katie said...

*crying* God is doing an amazing work through both of you -- thank you for being faithful servants !!

Tricia said...

We share your passion & love for Guatemala.

We share your heart's desire to forever be involved & associated with such an amazing land, culture & people.

Thanks for opening your hearts & souls and spreading the powerful word of LOVE, JESUS, ADOPTION, and GUATEMALA.

Happy Thanksgiving - we are praying for you both!

Sending love, hugs & prayers from Virginia,
Tricia

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Great video! We can't wait to see the interview! Happy 29th Birthday
Chris!

Auntie G said...

What a wonderful testimony!!
Gail

keelstar said...

That is an absolutely amazing video! You have me in tears, it makes me want to do it all over again. Every day I look at our daughter Savannah and I just thank God that He's given her to us to raise! Adoption is truly a miracle and I just love the fact that it's a miracle that we can conciously choose to be a part of! It isn't often that we get to choose to experience a miracle! I cannot wait to follow you on the rest of your journey to bring Eliana & God-willing, Xiomara home too! Blessings, Keely

Melissa said...

Touching. Beautiful. Moving.

emily said...

Wonderful!! You guys are awesome.

Happy Thanksgiving friends.

Jess said...

That is so incredible and amazing. I love how it brings my thoughts back to our own journey. It is amazing how God can stamp a country on our hearts!!!!

I am looking forward to seeing the interview!! God is using ya'all (wink, Jami) in many, MANY ways!!!!

I LOVE how you talked about not trying to live a "safe" life. Not many people can or will say that. God is incredible, but that desire makes the ride a little more wild!! I am totally encouraged and inspired by how you've handled the ride so far. Thanks for sharing all you do!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Awesome video!!! You guys had me in tears. I am so excited to see God moving in your journey of adoption. You two are such an amazing couple. I am still praying for you guys. Hopefully we can get together soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Love,
Nicole Eaton

Martha said...

Brother Wheeler, your hair is magically enormous.
Chris & Lindsey, I've been reading your story for the past month or two... so much love for you, so many prayers for you... this video was beautiful. Your hearts are beautiful.
Thanking God today for His faithfulness, His wings of protection, His plan and timing.
:0) Martha Wood

GWEN OATSVALL said...

I can't wait to see what God does in your journey !!!! So glad we got to meet and hug before going to China ... You are in my prayers and those pictures just melt my heart ... she is adorable !!!!

ADOPTION EQUALS ACTION !!!!

Amanda said...

I can't to see the interview!!!

Erin Miller said...

Let's just pack everything up and move to that wonderful country. Remind me sometime and I'll share my story of Guatemala with you all.

Just seeing the two of you in action there makes me feel almost desperate to be back there, making such a difference for the Kingdom.

As always, thanks for sharing your hearts so openly with so many people. You are incredible ministers to all of us.

Becca said...

What a wonderful video - thanks for sharing more of your story!

powelladoption said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story, I love when Christ says that the Wheeler name will always be tied to Guatemala. It made me take another look at out family and how we can glorify God not only trough our family and children but also trough directly impacting the country of Guatemala.
Blessings,
Laura

Courtney said...

my heart goes out to you both. what a touching video. truly amazing. incredible. courtney

bellagirl said...

The video was amazing, inspiring and beautiful. You two are so full of love and life. God is good. I'll continue to pray for you on this journey to Xiamora. May we all reach the goal of becoming one family in God. ~Melissa

http://www.babysites.com/sites/bellagirl/

BG said...

That's a beautiful story, and I'm looking forward to see the interview.
Thank you for sharing this journey...

Bertha

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing this video. It is fun to get to know you a little from a distance.

Praying for you, Xio, and Eliana.

May God bless your family greatly for having His heart for adoption.

JillCoen said...

Hi Chris & Lindsey,
What a great video! Loved it!

We are adopting from Ethiopia, but have gotten word about a 6 mo old Guatemalan baby girl that is ready for adoption NOW. I know that sounds crazy, but we found her through our home study agency's (also an adoption agency) website. Please link to our blog for the story and the link to the agency. I thought you guys might know a family that is ready right now with their homestudy and I171H, "paper ready", to adopt a little one. My heart goes out to this precious child....I'm putting the word out everywhere I can think of, but I'm mostly familiar with Ethiopia families. Do you know a family? Thanks ya'll!
love, jill
www.thecoens.blogspot.com

Bekah said...

Okay so I had this video bookmarked to watch and with all of our crazy vacation traveling I just now watched it. I can't see the screen you guys because I cried through the whole thing. You are both precious. Our Lord is precious. He is so evident in both of you.

Angela said...

crying...don't know you...but on the same journey with you... Jesus has called us to adopt from ethiopia...
you can read our blog at
http://hopefullyandanxiouslyexpecting.blogspot.com
thank you. thank you for loving Jesus, and for not playing it safe.
It doesn't make sense, but it doesn't need to make sense to anyone but ya'll and Jesus.
(btw...it makes sense to me, too)
another sister on the journey,
angela

Kristen Borland said...

so special! i love your heart! i wish "y'all" lived in CA!! my husband and i have the same outlook on life and our faith as you do!

thanks again for leaving a comment on my blog so i can follow your story too!

kristen@mohat.com