Married young, Irene and Domingo Garcia's lives centered around his alcoholism and her desperate prayers for answers. Then a miracle happened---Domingo turned to God, who not only healed their marriage but also gave the imperfect couple a joy for children. Responding to his call, they came to love and raise 32 foster kids! 192 pages, softcover from Cook.
One Step of Obedience Led to Thousands
Irene and Domingo Garcia began their married lives at sixteen, already expecting a baby. Their first ten years together included Domingos alcoholism and abuse, and Irenes desperate prayers for answers. Then a miracle happened: Domingo pleaded for forgiveness. As God healed their marriage, Irene and Domingo adopted a little girl. And a new season began for an imperfect couple who were willing to say yes to each other and to God.
Over the past forty-five years, the Garcias have birthed, fostered, or adopted thirty-two children. Their story holds difficult endings as well as promising new beginnings. Above all, their story reminds us what can happen when ordinary people submit to Gods call.
Rich in Love is about a family cemented in hope. About a need to love the orphan. And about a God who never, ever gives up.
"I love Domingo and Irene dearly. Godly, full of faith and joy, their lives have inspired mine as much as any couple I know. I am eternally grateful for the example they have set for my wife and me."