Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Fatherless...

We had a guest speaker today at church - she is a single gal that lives in the Ukraine all during the year and works at an orphange for older children - in the summer she comes back to the U.S. and goes around to churches and speaks on adoption and the great need in the Ukraine. She was wonderful to hear speak but it really touched my heart - that orphange is their last stop before they "hit the streets" on try to live on their own - these kids may never know a father or a mother. And then how will they succeed?? Many do not - the statistics are staggering - it just saddens me. We took a prayer card - you could choose children in the orphanage to pray for - we chose a little boy - born the same year as our Caleb - he's 10 already - something about all of that really hit home to me - boys just like mine with no fathers or mothers - how much we've been blessed with Chloe through adoption - we'll just keep praying that God moves people to love these little ones like He loves us and has adopted us. I also want to remember to pray for people like Michelle who spend their lives giving to ones that have so little. To end on a "lighter" note - I found this surfing the internet the other day - makes me smile.......

2 comments:

Stefanie said...

Once you have gone down that adoption road, it gives you a whole different out look on the value of life doesn't it? It sure has for me! :)

Verna said...

Wow, what a great ministry. I agree with Stef, you look at things a bit differently once you've adopted. Each has their own ministry. Some go to the orphanages. Some adopt the children. Some support financially. May the Lord bless this woman and the children she is working with.

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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