Believing for a Baby for The Rogers

$20,225 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 27 months
When you're a little girl you dream about meeting your prince charming, getting married and one day having beautiful little babies to raise together! However, life doesn't always go how you thought it would. 

Matthew and I started trying for children about two years ago. What started as excitement and anticipation quickly turned to doubt and fear as month after month passed and still no baby. We continued to pray, fast and tithe fully believing that God had a plan and a purpose for this journey. As we prayed for wisdom and decrement on what our next step was we tried EVERYTHING possible to get pregnant (some really weird things). I have taken every vitamin, rubbed on every oil, drank ever juice, tried every diet, tried very interesting yoga posses, taken vacations to "relax," been poked with hundreds of acupuncture needles while being shocked by electric stimulation (not fun), tried medication and went through two rounds of IUI fertility treatments....and still....no baby. 

We firmly believe in the word of God and know that His timing is divine and His promises are true. As we prayed for wisdom I felt that it was time to meet with a fertility specialist and see if there was something God was trying to reveal to us. After visiting with our doctor we learned that not only do I have endometriosis but that my egg count is very very low for someone my age. On top of that my lovely, yet freakishly tall 6'11" husband has large sperm heads... go figure! All of which makes our chances of naturally conceiving very low. Our doctor at that time recommended having In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments. She told us that our chance were very good with IVF and she believe that with this treatment it could increase our chances of conceiving to 70%. Sounds great right, well it cost about $20,000 and get this... insurance does not cover any of it. 

After hearing this I started to cry thinking, we were never going to have kids, I would never feel that baby kicking in my tummy or hear their little feet running through the house, I would never go to a basketball game, no school talent shows, no graduations...fear, fear, fear. Then I was reminded of Gods word, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7. 

This is not a journey that any one wants to go on but we don’t get to choose our testimonies. To prepare for IVF I have to have a surgery to remove some large cyst that are currently three times the size of my ovaries. Having this surgery will also increase our chanced of IVF taking successfully. This scripture has helped me to stay strong in my faith during this time, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1. 

It is hard to put two years of emotion into a short blog and it’s difficult to put such a personal part of your life out for everyone to see, judge and comment on. However, we have decided to allow this to be a time of empowerment and to help other couples going through similar issues. The devil comes to break you down and keep you quiet so that you can never explore your true greatness. We choose to stand up against him and declare that we BELIEVE that God will provide.

I am in totally peace knowing that God has a plan for our lives, and for the first time, I believe it is through this treatment. Not because God is unable to do this on His own but to teach me and others that sometimes He needs you to take action. Don't just say "it will happen just have faith," but get up and give God something to work with! Taking action does not mean not having faith, it means acting in faith! Today we are taking action to not live in fear of the unknown but to know that God guide every step we take and we believe that this is the journey He has put us on!

Raising $20,000 seems impossible but we know that God is a big God and that when we “take delight in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. Pslam 37:4.” We know that God put this desire in our hearts and we are asking that our friends and family pray for us during this long process and to provide for us where you feel called. Thank you for your prays and the blessing you have been to our lives! Please help us spread the word and help us get to our goal of raising $20,000, every dollar helps!
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Freak out because we are pregnant!!!! We feel so extremely blessed to have the love and support of so many as we went through this journey! We have never felt Gods hand of provision on us so strongly as we have the past few years. Through the entire thing we just kept saying "God will provide." We had to take the path God designed for us and believe that He was leading our steps. Thank you so much to the people who supported us with our GoFund me and for all the prayers y'all have continued to pray for us and our little miracle. We are sooooo excited to share this wonderful news with you all! Please continue to pray for a safe pregnancy and birth! We love you all so much!
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Jessica Wiser
26 months ago

Praying for you and your family. I can't imagine what you're going through but stay strong, God has a plan for you.

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Taylor Holbrook Aponte
27 months ago

We stand and believe with you and your husband. Walk not my sight but by faith in all that you do. He has a plan and you are simply in the process before the miracle! ❤️

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Leah Benzick-Sanders
27 months ago

Praying and Believing with You. I have a close friend that tried everything as well for 15 years and 2 unsuccessful IVF and was on the long waiting list to adopt from China. She is now about to give birth to her 2nd daughter, both without any treatments and purely just from God allowing them in His timing. It WILL happen for you!! God is Faithful!

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Karisa Nicole Karsten
27 months ago

I wish I could donate more. I know we have not kept in touch since college but I enjoy keeping up with you on Facebook. I have thought "they are going to have some really cute kids!" And I believe and pray that you will!

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Stacy Espinoza
27 months ago

Love you guys! !! Praying and believing with you.

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Created July 22, 2016
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HC
$20
Haleh Cochran
25 months ago

Praying for yall

CP
$1,000
Chuck And Laura Phelps
25 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Now go make that baby!

JL
$3,000
Jana Lynn
25 months ago (Offline Donation)
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I come into agreement with you both! I can't wait to hold that sweet baby!

LB
$50
Lauren Britt
25 months ago

We love and believe in you! Your story will be such an amazing testimony of God's provision and we can't wait to meet baby Rogers! Think of you often, my sweet friend! XO

MT
$200
Megan Trosper
25 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Let's get that little baby here!

RM
$20
Rebecca Magee
25 months ago

Excited for the good plans from God for your growing family! Call things that are not as though they are and Hebrews 11:1!

Jessica Wiser
26 months ago

Praying for you and your family. I can't imagine what you're going through but stay strong, God has a plan for you.

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Taylor Holbrook Aponte
27 months ago

We stand and believe with you and your husband. Walk not my sight but by faith in all that you do. He has a plan and you are simply in the process before the miracle! ❤️

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Leah Benzick-Sanders
27 months ago

Praying and Believing with You. I have a close friend that tried everything as well for 15 years and 2 unsuccessful IVF and was on the long waiting list to adopt from China. She is now about to give birth to her 2nd daughter, both without any treatments and purely just from God allowing them in His timing. It WILL happen for you!! God is Faithful!

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Karisa Nicole Karsten
27 months ago

I wish I could donate more. I know we have not kept in touch since college but I enjoy keeping up with you on Facebook. I have thought "they are going to have some really cute kids!" And I believe and pray that you will!

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Stacy Espinoza
27 months ago

Love you guys! !! Praying and believing with you.

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