A story in the Record-Herald, Waynesboro, Pa., details the efforts of Tim and Carrie Clothier to adopt a son from China. (Tim is the pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Waynesboro.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Pastoral couple hope adoption, marriage programs inspire others
From their home on Philadelphia Avenue, Pastor Tim Clothier and his wife Carrie have been busy applying for passports, making travel plans, and learning phrases in Mandarin. Sometime this year, they will be taking a trip to China — not to see the Great Wall, but to meet their new son.
The Clothiers came to Waynesboro at the end of 2014, when Tim accepted the position of senior pastor at Grace Brethren Church. Tim and Carrie are college sweethearts, and have been married for 10 years. Their first two children, Allegra and Adelaide, were born in Indiana. Their son Tucker was born in Waynesboro shortly after the family moved here. Tucker will soon share a room with his adopted brother, who was born in China at about the same time he was.
“We believe adoption beautifully pictures the Gospel. God has adopted us in Christ as his sons and daughters,” says Tim. “We want a multi-ethnic family. We want a family that looks a little bit like heaven — where every tongue, tribe, and nation will be worshiping Christ around the throne. We want to share the love of our family with a child that may never have a family otherwise.”
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