Friday, October 23, 2009

147 Million....

One Hundred Forty MILLION ORPHANS....this number absolutely HAUNTS me! I find myself constantly grasping at how can I help...not being able to clearly see what the Lord wants me to do but knowing that I am to do something to help these precious children.

I watch this video and weep. I weep at the sight of so many children in one many children with out mommies and daddies. So many babies without the simple necessities like food, clean water, a safe place to live. The ULTIMATE need...these babies needing to know about our Jesus!!

I just simply can't comprehend that...I can't fully process not having a mommy to hold me and rock me to sleep...a daddy who loves me and provides my every need...a family who cares about ME...who would notice if I was missing, hurting, needing, or sick...oh how my heart aches as I try to fathom how many children need their FOREVER mommies and daddies.

Drawn From Water, Adopt from Drawn From Water on Vimeo.

Guys...we are talking about 147,000,000...OVER ONE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN MILLION children that are in DYER NEED!!! As Christians we are very clearly called to "Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows." Isaiah 1:17 AND "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." Proverbs 31:8-9

It's time to speak up, stand up, and be used...time to be obedient to God's clear calling to care for these children. If God's people won't answer that call, then who will?

Father, guide us how you want to use us! We want to be obedient...oh Father, show me...please show me!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

You all know how deeply burdened we are by the current orphan situation. It is something that keeps me up many nights crying out to the Lord...asking for direction and wisdom in how our family can be used.

I was reading a newsletter from one of my favorite organizations and I just had to share about a them...Half the Sky...they are a fabulous group of people who absolutely love the sweet orphan's in China and are doing what they can to help make life easier for these sweet one's.

They are in desperate need of sponsor families. We, along with my parents, are blessed to be able to sponsor a 5yr. old girl. I absolutely adore that we get to watch this sweet one grow up and share that joy with my's soooo cool!

Below is from Half the Sky's website:

We started at 2,000 back in May. Now 1476 children still need somebody to love them.
It's been a tough year. We still need your help to provide nurture and loving care to more orphaned children, so we're giving you more time to pitch in! We're extending our Children's Day Challenge until year-end in hopes that we can meet our goal 1476 children to go
How about sharing a sponsorship?

Can you provide one-half of a Somebody Loves Me Sponsorship, for just $25 a month?

They still need 1476 babies sponsored....Come on...that's very many at all! I've seen what the adoption community is capable of when a need arises...WELL...let's get to it then...the precious children need YOU!!! We are talking $25 a month...that's it...that's only ONE fast food meal for your family. And we all know we could do without that one fast food meal. Go check out their site, watch their video below, and be blessed!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Princess and the Worm?!?!

How is it possible that a cute little blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl....

who's name means princess.... could possibly look like this....

holding this....
Uugghhhh...Where is her mother?!?!?!