BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — Goats, chickens and even “Riblet” the pig. This is life on “Faith Grown Farm.” With six kids to raise, Dustin and Andrea Bestul are aiming to become completely self-sustaining.
“We have started doing our laundry on the line and if it’s not good weather, we hang it up in our house,” Andrea said. “By doing that, we save 50 dollars a month.”
You won’t find these kids glued to a cell phone or television. They keep busy with things like wood-working, cleaning eggs to sell at the market and even harvesting their own honey for soap and chapstick.
“We love being out here and having room for our kids to run and play and just being closer to nature,” Andrea said.
But their country life isn’t the only thing that makes them stand out. Dustin and Andrea, both former active-duty Marines, say their Christian faith compelled them to adopt three kids from Ethiopia.
“We had the big, beautiful house. We had the pool. We had the picket fence,” Dustin said. “We had everything that we thought that would make us happy, but something was missing.”
Now, they’re in the process of adopting seven siblings from the Philippines. They are raising funds to make it happen.
“Part of us is missing right now with them being in the Philippines still. They’re our children,” Dustin said.
For now, all they have to hold onto are pictures with the hopes of one day holding their seven adopted kids in their arms.
To learn more about how you can donate to the Bestuls’ adoption efforts, you can visit www.thebestulfamily.blogspot.com.
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