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Family days away from trip to China to adopt, still $12,000 short


Strangers from all across East Texas are pitching in to help a local family adopt two children from China.

We first introduced you to David and Kathy Ferguson in August when they were asking people to trash their yard by leaving cans. The money raised from all the cans went to paying the adoption fees for their two new babies from China.

They already have one daughter from China, but got the call last week that their two new children, a daughter and a son, are ready to be picked up. The couple leaves this Thursday for China and with just four days left, they still have thousands of dollars to raise.

Sunday night an East Texas church in Lindale held a concert to benefit the Ferguson family.

That concert is the final effort to raise money to bring those two babies home. David and Kathy Ferguson laugh about the cost nonchalantly saying they know it will work out. 12,000 dollar to go, but the Ferguson's aren't worried.

"Leap of faith, you know, trust God to take care of it and that's what we're doing. We're still holding on to that promise that, you know, if we stepped out and did it he was going to meet us," Kathy Ferguson said.

This isn't the first time the community has come together for this family.

"I didn't expect it," David Ferguson said. "You know, you kind of expect it from your home church and people that you know and family and friends, and even in your local neighborhood, but to have people that are from a different town, different community, different set of people, that just hear about you and say hey, we want to help."

When Casey Rivers saw their story he knew he could help by putting together a benefit concert.

"It never fails that this community comes together, you know, because it's a dark enough world as it is out there, but to shine a little light, to shed a little light, to say hey in the midst of all this we can still pull together and I can't say it enough, but show love, God's love," Rivers said.

The Ferguson's say they're grateful for the support they've received from people across East Texas.

"We got an envelope in the mail not too long ago with just a check inside saying I saw your story and wanted to help," David said.

From strangers so those babies, both special needs children, can call them family.

"We're able to bring them home and bring them to our home because of everybody's support. It doesn't matter how great or how small we couldn't have done it without everybody, so everybody has a hand in what their lives become," David said.

If you would like to donate to help the Ferguson family bring home their babies, click here.

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