Saturday, November 6, 2010
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine, your son or daughter that you love more than life itself, living in an orphanage somewhere, all alone with no mommy hugs and no mommy kisses. Cold in the winter, perhaps not enough food to eat on a daily basis, nothing to call their own. Not a change of clothes, not a baby doll to love on ...
Hard to imagine isn't it? Seems unreal to imagine your kid in that situation. Yet it is the reality of 147 million kids.
I've read that if only 2% of all believers would adopt an orphan, there wouldn't be an orphan crisis in the world. All may not be able to adopt, all my not be called, all may not want to bring a child into their home, but we all can pray. We can pray for these kids, we can pray for those families that are running the race, doing the paperchase, fundraising to be able to afford to bring a little one home to their forever family.
We as a body of Christ can help these families that are called, we can support their adoptions not only by praying, but by donating financially, purchasing items they are selling, leaving a comment on their blog with encouraging words.
Are you called? Has God placed the orphan on your heart but society is telling you you're too old? The world telling you it costs too much ~ heck it costs about the price of a new Chevy Silverado but when you purchase a new truck your friends give you a thumbs up. How do you put a price tag on a human life? How do you put a net worth on someone's life?
Adopting one child will not change the world, after all, what's just one kid out of 147 million right? But you know what? God knows that one kid, God knows every single hair on that kid's head. And HE loves that one little one. And HE tells us when you do for the least of these, you do for ME. It won't change the world, but the world will change for that one little human being who is all alone in this world.
Will you take a few minutes and spend time in prayer for these families and these precious little ones?
Resting in the SON,
Friday, November 5, 2010
LOVE IS NOT A COLOR - what a powerful message, because love isn't a color. Red, yellow, black and white, they are ALL PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT.
$5 for a chance to win this - $20 donation gets you 8 chances to win!
Wouldn't this make someone happy finding it under the Christmas tree?
You can enter to win this over at onelessbrokenheart.blogspot.com. They are having their first give~away right now that will help two families bring their little guys home from Ethiopia.
I read of a family that is doing all their gift buying for Christmas from fundraising families working hard to bring their little ones home. Isn't that awesome?
I just LOVE watching the body of Christ come together and unite to bring these orphans home to their forever families.
You may be thinking, 'how could $5 make a difference in an adoption that could potentially cost $30,000?' IT DOES! Every single dollar bill, five dollar bill, ten dollar bill, it may not seem like a lot but it is. And every dime is appreciated by the family working so hard to raise the funds needed to get their little one home.
Don't let the enemy fool you by telling you it won't make a difference. The enemy comes to lie, cheat, steal and would love nothing better than for you to believe that your $5 or $10 won't make a difference.
How about these cool tshirts the Reeves family is selling! You can learn more about their journey at reevesfamily-fun.blogspot.com.
Make a difference, in a child's life.
Resting in the SON,
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I'd like to share about some other families that are adopting. This is what it is all about, helping each other spread the word and bring their children home to their forever families. Take a few mintues and pop on over to these other blogs and say hello, leave some encouraging words, become a follower, lend support.
Christie and her hubby have five beautiful daughters that they have adopted from China. You can visit them at porknbeansinchina.blogspot.com. They have been chosen as the family of the month to work with Hip Mom Adoption Jewelry. Check out the jewelry at hipmomjewelry.com.
Bryan and Kim are adopting a little boy from Ethiopia. Their dossier has been in country for five months now! You can visit them at journey2ethiopia.blogspot.com.
Sallee and Monti and adopting Samson Jude from Ethiopia. They will be meeting him in person in December! You can help them out by stopping by their blog at itspoppydipblog.blogspot.com you can click on their button on the side bar. Six Seed magazine has chosen then as one of their families for the month of December. You can help them out by heading over to their blog and clicking on the link to Sixseed and leaving a comment under their interview. Each comment left gives them $2 towards their adoption expenses. All it costs you is a couple of minutes of your time.
Onelessbrokenheart.blogspot.com has their very first give~away going on right now thru November 21. This give~away will help bring two little guys home from Ethiopia. There is a Nintendo DSi, a blog creation, a parent/child apron set and a few other great things. $20 donated gets you 8 entries!
This is what it is all about, pulling together as the body of Christ and helping each other out to bring our kids home. You may not always be able to help financially, but you can pray for each of these families.
Let's all do what we can to make a difference.
Resting in the SON,