Did you know that Sunday, November 3rd, is Orphan Sunday? If not, you won’t find judgment here. Last year I had no clue about Orphan Sunday. I don’t know when it was exactly, but I’m sure that it passed for me the same as any other Sunday. That was before God changed me. Now I’ve found that this road to adoption has given me an even bigger heart for kids, especially those in need and hurting. I cry a lot more easily this year because I’m walking around with a heart that’s a little broken. My eyes have been opened to children in this world that have been forgotten by so many, and I can’t just walk away. I can’t pretend I haven’t seen their faces and read their stories. God loves these children, and I haven’t done my best to protect them. So Orphan Sunday is a week away, and I’m asking my friends and family to pray for one of these kids every day. Please read their stories, and maybe donate a little if you can. I hate to say it, but I really hope it breaks your heart a little bit too. It should. I hope you cry out, “Oh, God, what can I do?” And I hope you hear His answer.
So hear are 6 kids to pray for through next week, and I’ll post the link to more kids at the end that I hope you’ll look through on Orphan Sunday. I didn’t really mean to pick kids only from James’ country, but I’m just so drawn to them all now.
“Marty” seems pretty healthy, and says, “but if you can’t find me a family it will be OK because in the future I will be able to help other children find forever homes.” How sweet is that?
Okay, “Ruthanne” is just a sweetheart. I want to bring her home!
“Miko” reminds me of Evan, so how could I not include his sweet face? If you read to the bottom, it looks as though his fees will be greatly reduced. Hooray!
Just look at that smile! ”Annie” has greater needs, but I just know there’s a family out there for her. A quote from her description: “She is like sunshine, she warms everyone around her.”
“Chance” has had my heart for awhile. If he was at the same orphanage as James, I think he’d be coming home with us too!
Oh my word! Look at this cutie pie! I just want to smush ”Leila’s” cheeks (in love).
Please pray for these kids this week leading up to Orphan Sunday! On Sunday, I urge you to check out more kids waiting for loving homes. http://reecesrainbow.org/new-family/thechildren
Also, I just finished reading Orphan Justice, and I truly pray that it will change my life forever. The Kindle version is only $2.99, and it does a great job explaining God’s heart for orphans (WAY better than I can), and it also gives very practical ways that the church can help in many areas. I promise that you can find something in this book that is within your abilities, and it is not a book that is just trying to talk you into adopting. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433677989/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1433677989&linkCode=as2&tag=aperfectfamil-20
There is so much more I wish I could say, but I just don’t know how to express things so deeply embedded in my heart. I do know that the Bible tells me I just can’t walk away…
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?