When Mike and Hayley set out to adopt a child from Sierra Leone, Africa, never in their wildest imaginations did they dream this venture would lead to the “Jones Dozen.” This dramatically moving story will amaze and inspire any reader. Their stunning observation: “It was the least we could do!” Mike and Hayley Jones set out to adopt one, or maybe two, African children. They had no idea where this chaotic, inter-continental road would take them. How could a search for a child explode into a tribe of eight young kids—who didn’t speak English? The nation of Sierra Leone had no formal adoption process, causing Mike and Hayley to spend many months in Africa that involved more than ten lengthy trips. at any cost traces a heart-wrenching 34-month journey in response to God’s call to Africa. They escaped Sierra Leone before the Ebola crisis racked that nation. You will be inspired.
My thoughts: This book is incredible! I love how open and honest the Mike and Hayley are about the struggles they went through on their journey to adopt 8 siblings from Sierra Leone. The book is an easy one to get through as they share about the obstacles, joys, and eventual triumph they went through in order to follow God's call to open their home to 8 more children.
One of my favorite quotes from the book:
When God says it's time, then and only then is it time. And there is nothing you can do to stop it.I received this book from Worthy in exchange for my honest review.