I know, you’re probably sick of hearing about it by now. But here’s the official music video to go with our song, complete with links to purchase the song or donate to our adoption if you’d like!!
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Our newest fundraiser is releasing a song I wrote a long time ago when we first began this adoption journey. Not knowing anything about our daughter, and not many tangible ways to connect with the process of adoption at that point, I wrote. A while later, my wife’s brother helped me record and develop the song a bit more. I’m incredibly thankful for his help, and everyone who’s helped as we’ve waited and prayed. We continue to look forward to what God has in store!
I’ve written about the song itself before, but here are the notes officially listed with the song, where you can purchase it on CD BABY.COM!! (Feel free to share any of the links on this site with friends and family and even enemies who you think might enjoy it! Every dollar helps us to bring her home!!)
“This song was written as my wife and I began the adoption process of a precious little girl. Over three years into the process, we continue to wait and pray patiently. We hope this will also help with our fund-raising efforts.
The heart of the song connects with parents everywhere who want to reach out in love to a child in need of a home and family. Whether that child is nearby, or separated by oceans, they deserve to know they are loved. It also connects with the heart of a God who has promised we will not be left as orphans ourselves.
Even as the song cries out, “Bring You Where I Am”, the emphasis is not so much on physical location, as it is a yearning to bring the child near. The heart of a parent who wants to hold a child, one who needs to be held, in their arms. This is God’s heart for humanity, and He has promised He will return to make all things new. Our lives are to echo that love, and reveal that heart of God to a humanity that often forgets our identity as “Beloved Child”…
Words & Melody by: Wick Anderson
Vocals by: Wick Anderson and Sarah Anderson
Children speaking: Addie, Sophie, and Ruby Anderson
Produced by: Nathanael Nicol
Acoustic Guitar by: Joel Cheatham
Mixed by: Chad Cuttill
Thanks for your time, prayers, and support!! If you love the song, PLEASE post a positive review wherever you purchased it from!! If you hate the song, and would rather listen to a loofa stuck in a garbage disposal – send the link to everyone you despise…together we can make them miserable. 🙂
Okay friends & family, it’s finally that time again. I can’t give all the details in a public post, but if you’d like to know more please give me a call. (And no, in case you’re trolling here, we’re not preparing to go around the DRC Government in ANY way. We love and respect the people of hte DRC, and look forward to a life of our family being invested in their future.) In any case, we’ve hit a point in our adoption where we need to raise more funds.
Yes, the country is still not issuing “Exit Letters”, until new laws/processes are in place to better protect the children. We are continuing to move forward within the country, through the parts of the process still allowed, believing that we want to be as ready as possible when those doors open once again. This also means providing for her care in the meantime.
Even in the midst of significant wait and what seems to be a hopeless road, there have been great steps moving toward us bringing home this child we’ve been praying over 2 years for. We are so thankful for the generosity and prayers of so many of you. We’ve even added something new for your fundraising enjoyment!!
1. Wick’s BandCamp Page – Trying something new! Here you will be able to buy individual spoken words, as well as a couple songs I threw on there for fun. 100% of every dollar goes toward our adoption fund! I’ve plenty more spoken words that will eventually be uploaded if ya’ll like these. If I only sell a couple, I’ll just tell my mom thanks and move on. 🙂
2. Amazon Books – Both my self-published parenting book and the Children’s Book we created with our kids are available for digital purchase on Amazon.com. A large chunk of every sale comes right to me, and goes directly into our adoption fund!
3. Giving through “Both Hands” – Since the very beginning with our first service project, they’ve been our most popular method of giving/receiving funds for this adoption. Donations are tax deductible, and you can mail them a check or simply give online!!
As you’re preparing for the Holidays, we hope & pray you’ll consider one of these options. Even in place of sending us a Christmas card, just download an mp3 and send me a video of you laughing at it. 🙂 Or in place of a gift, throw a few bucks out to “Both Hands”, and e-mail me a Merry Christmas. But above all, please continue to pray. Not just for our family or our children, but pray for the entire DRC. Pray for their government and their leaders, as their senate continues to meet. Pray for the areas where rebels continue to break out in fighting. Pray for those who are overlooked in the shuffle and quest for power and influence. Pray for the stability and future of these beautiful people, and the preservation of their rich heritage in the midst of a world that is realizing more and more, the value of their nation.
Usually you hear a great song, and it makes you want to learn the background of it. Here’s an opportunity to do exactly the opposite. I want to tell you a little about a song that may be coming your way (already recorded….currently being mixed/mastered!). It’s one that I wrote earlier this year, about the adoption process we found ourselves in.
The preliminary title I’ve given the song is “Bring You Where I Am”. It’s an obvious title, that speaks to the heart of the issue: we can’t wait to bring our daughter home. But, as the song fleshes out, it also connects what we’re experiencing to the heart of God. This is an area I wanted to say a few words on briefly, before the song becomes an international hit. 🙂
I believe God’s heart/desire is to “bring us where He is”. That being said, the emphasis here is not so much on “location” as it is “presence”. Over the past several years, many of us have begun realizing the fictional futures of “Left Behind” were not actually talked about in the Bible. We believe God intends to bring His Kingdom fully here, bringing together Heaven & Earth in a completed New Creation. Still others remain convinced God’s desire is to whisk us away into a far off “Heaven” in the clouds. Whatever side or middle we land on…we can agree on one thing for sure: The focus is on the presence of God.
That’s the heart of the song. Not to whisk away a child from the middle of Africa, to our midwestern hometown. But to bring a child into our home, giving her the loving presence of a mother and father and family/friends who care for her. Whether we lived in IL, CA, Mexico, Italy, or moved right next door in Africa itself. It’s about bringing her to be where we are.
Imagine a bowl full of water, floating on the ocean. Waves come, and rock the bowl back and forth. But the bowl is not completely filled, and so remains on the surface. Water might splash in or out of the bowl a bit with choppy waters, but still the bowl remains afloat, riding the waters of the vast ocean. Until finally, it happens. The amount of water in the bowl is so great, the bowl is completely overtaken and submerged into the sea. As the bowl sinks slowly to the bottom, it’s become completely filled as never before, by the presence of ocean-waters.
Would you say the water from the bowl was taken out of the bowl?
No. You would say the bowl and all of the water within has been swallowed up by the ocean.
So also will all things be swallowed up in God. (2 Corinthians 5:4)
It’s about singing the song, and a heart that is breaking to somehow have her hear us singing it. That she would know our heart, and be transformed by the Hope she has for tomorrow. That God’s heart is breaking for a humanity He longs to listen to His voice as He sings those same words to us. That we would know His heart, and live transformed by the Hope we have for tomorrow….today.
I really hope you can hear the song…both mine that might cost you 99 cents and help support our adoption. But even more so, His…that might cost you quite a bit more, but “it’s worth it” is even too cheapening a phrase to use here. Take time to listen…
(and if you could take a moment to spread the word about about both songs…..share a link to this post…thanks so much!!!)