Giving

Standard

Words fail me when I think about how people have given to us in the last couple of years.  Friends who stepped in to watch my children, time and time again, many times overnight, oh, how they blessed me.  Friends who provided meals time and again, or even bags of groceries, oh, how they lifted burdens from us.  Sometimes people gave to us in form of money tucked into an envelope, and it often came just when we needed it most.  I stand humbled by such generosity.  And still so many more, that spent time on their knees boldly approaching the throne, interceding on our behalf.  I stand in awe of such faith, and I am reaping the benefits of it today.  You all have taught us what the body of Christ SHOULD be.  You have exhorted us, upheld us, loved us, and cared for us, as if we were your very own flesh.  I do not say this lightly, when I say, we could not have made it through the last couple of years without you.  You were the hands and feet of Jesus to this family. 

And now we have an opportunity, an incredible opportunity, that I am so very humbled by.  We have the opportunity to be the family for a five-year old little Filipino boy, that has some special needs.  Would you pray about partnering with us to bring him home?  We need you, our ‘family’ to help us.  We need you to pray for us, everyday.  This is an intense journey, it is riddled with highs and lows, would you pray for a smooth process for us.  Would you pray for a quick process for us?  He’s been waiting a long time.  We are ready for his wait to be over.  We are specifically praying that God would move mountains and allow him to be home by his 6th birthday.

International adoption, is unfortunately, not free. Tomorrow we are so very privileged to be featured on www.give1save1.com for a week!  Would you consider donating a dollar and spreading the word to all of your friends?  One dollar bills can add up so quickly!

Would you consider what God would have you to do for the fatherless?  Maybe you have an extra room in your home.  Maybe you have an empty space in your heart.  Maybe you feel a tug when you read an adoption story.  Maybe your story is waiting to be written.  Not everyone is called to adopt, but we are all called to help in someway.  What will it be for you?

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me in;

Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee?  or thirsty and gave Thee drink?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.”  Matt. 25:35,37,40

Our boy, is ‘the least of these’ in many eyes.  He is waiting with many, many others.  Would you step out and help him come home?  I believe that by doing so, you are ministering to God’s very heart.  That ministering, friends, will not go unnoticed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s