Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Orphan Sunday

Today is Orphan Sunday.  

Today, like every day for the past 4 weeks, I saw orphans in an orphanage.  

The weight of it all just seemed heavier today.  

Their faces.  Their crying.

Today though we rejoice because our 3 are orphans no more.

These three have been given a new name, and soon we will be heading home.

There are so many children waiting though.  
Today won't you consider that maybe a child is waiting for you?

If you follow my blog, you know that we didn't have any of the money to adopt these boys.  
We didn't have a vehicle large enough for 3 more children.

We had a list of reasons of why we couldn't.

But at some point, we realized that none of our reasons were good enough to leave children orphans.

We told God, "Ok.  We'll do it.  
We're willing, but we have nothing so you will have to show up in a BIG way."  

And you know what?  He did.  
$40,000 raised in 6 months.
A new (to us) 9 passenger vehicle. 

The impossible became possible.
It almost seems surreal to me that we are here and they are ours because in January this seemed like the most insurmountable thing in the world to take on.  
NOTHING is impossible with God.
Don't ever let things, or money allow you to say "No."

I keep wondering what would have happened if we said we just couldn't.
No one would have blamed us.  

But they would be left orphans.  
Would that mean God didn't care about them or that we were disobedient?

How many are left orphans, not because God didn't tell someone to go, but because they didn't listen?

147 million orphans.
2 billion Christians.

Do you really think that God hasn't called a family to each of those children in some way or another?

400,540 foster kids in the U.S
450,000+ churches in the U.S.

Do you see the problem here?
Its not God.

I hope you will watch our video and be inspired to just do something.   

1 comment:

Emily said...

Crying at your video. Crying and crying. In January we adopted three sisters from foster care. The most difficult and most rewarding, incredible thing we have ever done. I'm so glad the boys are yours and can't wait for the post saying you're taking them HOME!

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson