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Serving God, Country and Family

Brian and Erica sacrifice so much in service to their country and family. Despite the financial strain, they decided to tackle the challenge adopting. See how CBN reached out to help! Read Transcript

NARRATOR: Breathtaking scenery can

be seen for miles around Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Staff Sergeant Brian is stationed here

at the nearby Air Force Academy, and enjoys the outdoors

with his family.

But when he's gone, his wife Erica

manages the household alone.

It's sometimes hard, but she's proud of Brian's service

in the Air Force.

You know, you're sacrificing a lot.

You're leaving your family, your kids at home,

to protect the whole entire country.

So I'm very proud of him.

NARRATOR: They haven't always been a family of seven.

Brian and Erica adopted three brothers that

came from a difficult past.

My heart was, these boys needed a loving home

and they needed someone to take care of them.

They were in a very, very bad situation.

NARRATOR: With three additional kids,

the couple had to restructure the family budget.

When it was the four of us-- us two and the two boys--

it was a lot easier.

We really didn't have anything to worry about.

All the bills were getting paid.

NARRATOR: The couple wanted to start

saving to buy furniture for an empty den

to give the boys a place to hang out.

They hoped to buy camping gear, too,

but first they had to come up with the money

to replace their washer and dryer.

You know, it is scary.

But we knew that God would provide

for us when we needed it.

He's always provided for us in the past.

NARRATOR: The family's church contacted

CBN's "Helping the Home Front" and asked if we could help.

The answer was yes.

Pastors Todd and Kelly Hudnall came by to tell them the news.

CBN blessed Radiant so that we could bless your family.

One of the things that you're going to receive today

are a new washer and dryer.


It's way better than that.

NARRATOR: Pastor Kelly told them CBN

was buying them family-room furniture and a master bedroom


We've never had a bedroom set.

I'm kind of speechless.

We didn't expect any of this.

We just wanted to give these kids a home.

NARRATOR: There was one more surprise-- a generous donation

from Bass Pro Shops.

And so they've provided for your family tents,

sleeping bags, and even a collapsible kitchenette,

along with two kayaks. [LAUGHS]

Oh, my gosh!

And so your family is going to have a lot of fun.

They're going to be so excited.

TODD HUDNALL: Oh, that's great.

Because they love the outdoors.

Well, we're so grateful to CBN for making this possible

and allowing Radiant Church to be able to bless you guys.

NARRATOR: The family went to see their new washer and dryer,

and then went shopping to pick out their new furniture.

American Furniture Warehouse offered deep discounts

on every item.

Then it was off to Bass Pro Shops

to see their new camping gear.

A special day for the entire family,

thanks to "Helping the Home Front."

Thank you!

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