About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

Praying Oh So Hard!

We still have not gotten the call for our court date.  I am beginning to really feel deeply burdened and helpless.  The whole adoption process has been a journey of learning real patience.  A journey of keeping my hands open and learning I don’t have control.  Some weeks have flown by and the patience has come rather easy.  Other weeks have gone so slow and my patience has run out.

I have to say, for me, the waiting after our referral has been the hardest.  Harder actually than I ever imagined.  I really didn’t know what to imagine, since we hadn’t been through the adoption process before.  My heart aches for our baby girl.  My stomach is in knots all the time.  I anxiously wait more for the call of our court date than I did for our referral call.  I am so ready to bring our baby girl home.

I continue to pray and beg God for patience, for trust in His plans and His timing.  And so, with hands open and my heart in pieces I keep praying!

Praying Oh So Hard!

Thoughts on House Tour...Between the Beauty & Choas