Sunday, November 11, 2007

National Adoption Month

It was back in November of 2003 (little did we know our Chloe would be born in a few short months) that we started thinking of adopting. It was National Adoption Month and boy were we getting "hit over the head"!!! And yes, we are SO glad we listened. So, I do all I can to get the word out for other orphans. Our pastor's wife reminded us at church last night that the number of orphans in the world right now is equal to HALF the population of the U.S. - astounding, isn't it!?! I found a great link today with lots of adoption books and even podcasts - go HERE and check it out if you are interested. Then go HERE for STILL MORE books that focus on adoption or orphans. I don't think I ever even noticed all those books before - now I see them everywhere. I love it!


We attended a worship service yesterday at a nearby church that was honoring families that have adopted. What a powerful display of God's love! I was amazed to see the little ones of all different colors and backgrounds together - they were holding hands and playing games and running around - the little ones didn't care what color their friends were, they just enjoyed each other's company! It was just such a simple reminder of what Heaven will be like someday. I am just so in awe of God's "big-ness" when I am at gatherings such as this - He chooses to bring little ones from China, Guatemala, Ukraine, Ethiopia - the list goes on and on - and ALL to glorify Himself - what a Great God we serve! Thank you again, Katelyn's Fund - for a wonderful time together. We are truly blessed.

14 comments:

nikki said...

That post just brought tears to my eyes, Becky.
(You know WE started thinking about adopting Nov. 2003 as well...)

Love the picture of the girls (and the picture you painted for us of your event yesterday)

BEAUTIFUL! Heaven on earth.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love your post...
How wonderful for all the children to get up there..
Love the picture...
They are all soo pretty...
Have a Wonderful Week.
Kim

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Sounds like a great day and a fantastic celebration! What a beautiful picture of the three girls.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Barbie said...

It brings me such joy to know there are churches that truly recognize the call of adoption and the need of the orphans. As Christians we are called to care for these children! We do not have that kind of support at our church and it breaks my heart.

Mr.Brian said...

Now I know you were not plaing hooker yesterday.I wondered where you all were,I missed you.

Beckyb said...

No, Mr. Brian - not playing "hooker" - that was quite a typo!!!! :)

ShaggaBear said...

Yes, we serve an AWESOME God! Every tribe and every tongue will be represented before His throne!

We started our paperwork in November of 2003... the same month our Abby was born. We adopted her the next November. This is a great month!

Mr.Brian said...

Soory Becky!!!!
Just for the record everyone Becky has not changed jobs,Mr.Brian just does not spell well and types to fast.
I think she would not be assistant director of Childrens ministries if she was doing that.
Well at least we all had a good laugh.

Mr.Brian said...

See I can not spell today.Sorry!!!!!

Joel said...

LOL! Thanks to Mr. Brian's "hooker" slip...that made my day!! ;)

nikki said...

I'm so glad I came back here again so I could get a good laugh...Mr.Brian, you are killin' me!

amy said...

what a lovely post!

Happy adoption month and I love those sweet pics!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post...
My prayer is that the Lord will open the door for more of these precious children to be able to come home to their forever families. I pray He will provide the finances and I pray He will change the hearts and the policies of the governments.
God Bless The Children...

Steffie B. said...

Becky.....are you keeping something from us? ;)

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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