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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crying Out...Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.


Sunday, November 8 is Orphan Sunday. Check out the Christian Alliance for Orphans for more information.

I believe there is a movement building at our church, and peoples' hearts are being broken for the orphans. I know of many families who are going after orphans and bringing them home, who are fostering parenting, who are providing care for orphans. God, may our numbers increase!

There are 145,000,000 orphans in our world. This is, truly, a number that is too big for me to "get." What I can "get," is that Dave and I fully love two of these orphans. Our hearts and lives are changed forever because of them. How to comprehend that every single, individual orphaned child is so very close to God's heart? Deserves a home and a family?

I am currently re-reading There Is No Me Without You. This book changed my life as we were preparing to go get Amelia. It doesn't seem possible, but....now that I have been there....now that Amelia is our girl....now that we are longing to travel for our son....it's even more powerful and more painful to read this book.

I found myself awake early this morning, wondering how much more we might be able to do. How much obedience can we pull off? Even if we could afford more adoptions, how many more kiddos could we squeeze into our house? How much more financial pressure could Dave withstand? (Smile....sort of.)

Dave wants to look for work opportunities when we travel to Africa this time. God, will you open these doors for us? Show us the doors. We want to walk through them. Hand in hand with You, we want to change the world.

4 comments:

SDR said...

Have you talked to Lydia Rich? They're doing the Mercy Ship for four years. It sounds like she did a lot of research on different options and would be a great person for you to talk to if you're looking for opportunities.

Kari said...

I've been wondering if RMCC is doing a special sermon on November 8th??? I see the momentum building at RMCC as well and have also been wondering if we are going to have an adoption ministry at some point? Email me if you have info on either of those topics.

Lori said...

Lory, will you email me the name and contact info of the agency you are using. I'm praying and pursuing and pleading with God for His direction in this.
Thanks.

The Rich Family said...

we are right there with you guys...praying that He will open the right doors and show you where He wants you! I am so jealous that you get to go back to ET...wish we could go, too! We have been reading two other books about what is going on in Africa right now that you guys would probably really enjoy..."Not On Our Watch" and "Into The River They Swam."