Saturday, December 24, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
This Christmas season I am thinking a lot about babies, and mothers, and mothers of special babies. I'm thinking about Mary, and the things she pondered in her heart.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I am so excited to post about this great opportunity! How would you like to help three incredibly great causes at once?
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me."
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
A few weeks ago, inspired by David Platt's exhortation in Radical, we decided to pray for every nation this year.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Born: 27 May, 2003
Pierre is not in school. He is deaf. The orphanage where he has been placed does not have the means to send him to a special school for the deaf. (There has not been any actual testing done on Pierre's hearing but the orphanage workers feel that he does have some hearing.)
Pierre gets along well with all of the children in the orphanage and with the care-givers. His best friend is called Apollinaire and they are the same age. They spend lots of time together. They communicate with simple hand signs. Like all of the children in the home, Pierre is looked after by care-taker and has received some pre-school level training. He can say a few words in French and he can count.
Pierre is in good health. He has not been hospitalized for any illness since coming the to orphanage.
His story is that a woman left Pierre with some children at the side of the road, saying that she was going to go and repair her bike. This woman left and did not come back for him. After waiting a long time, Pierre was taken to the police and was placed the next day at a local orphanage (26 May, 2008).
In the three years that Pierre has been in the orphanage no one has called or come by to inquire about him.
Conclusion of the home study is that his status is that of an abandoned child and that adoption is the only route for him to have a family.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Naomi was found in the bush a couple of days after her birth. No trace of her parents or family were found. She was admitted to an orphanage has grown up there. At the time of this writing, she is 9 years old.
Naomi is in good health. According to the care-takers at the orphanage, she never complains and she gets along with all of the children in the orphanage and also with the children at school.
Naomi is in the 3rd grade this year (2011-2012).
Naomi has been declared an abandoned child and desperately needs a family.
If you know someone who might be interested in adopting this sweet girl, please share this blog post with them.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
He is a child waiting for adoption in Burkina Faso.
After the crowd from an evangelism campaign dispersed, a local pastor found John, a small boy of about 4 years old. The pastor took the boy home with him thinking that he had been separated from his parents and that his parents would return looking for him. A few days later, the pastor took John to Social Action asking for help. On April 27, 2007 John came to live at the orphanage.
Upon arriving at the orphanage it was discovered that John was epileptic and he had several seizures. For some time after each seizure, John was not able to talk or to respond to the care-takers. John is now taking medicine for the seizures and it is rare that he has one.
At the beginning of his time at the orphanage, John did not talk. It was thought that maybe he was deaf. But, as the seizures stopped and as he adjusted to his new surroundings John started talking. He speaks Mooré, the local dialect and he understands and speaks a little in French.
The orphanage workers say that John is shy around adults but that he loves to play with the other children. He is kind to the other children. When there is a disagreement or a fight, John withdraws and comes out again when he has calmed down. When another boy is pushing him around, John will fight back and try to defend himself, even sometimes when the older boy is bigger than he is.
John has not been sent to school for 2 reasons. At first it was because it was thought that he was deaf. The second reason, according to the director, is because the orphanage does not have the funds to send the children to school.
The orphanage care-takers feel that John is completely normal physically and mentally and said that he is very rarely even sick with malaria or a cold.
Please pray that John will find a loving home.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Initially, the orphanage made an investigation to find Wendy's parents and extended family but no one was found to claim the child.
In October, 2010 another extensive search was made in the area and again no family was found.
Wendy is desperately in need of an adoptive family. At the time of this writing, August, 2011, she is 10 years old. She was in the third grade this past school year (2010-2011). In February, 2011, Wendy had an accident and broke her left leg. The director of the orphanage, sent her to a large city nearby where she could get good medical care and she lived there with one of the director's family members. Because of her broken leg, Wendy was not able to finish the school year and will need to re-do the third grade this year (2011-2012).
Thursday, August 25, 2011
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?...And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:6,7,10
- Pray. You can choose a day during the week leading up to my fast and/or a day during the fast to pray for me as well as for Africa.
- Fast. You can choose a day to fast along with me, joining in the suffering of the saints.
- Give. You can choose to give, whatever amount you can. According to Samaritan’s Purse, just $7 can furnish a week’s worth of dinners, and for $35, SP can deliver enough food to sustain a family for about a month. Any amount would be a blessing.
If you choose to give, please let her know the amount for record-keeping, write the check directly to Samaritan’s Purse, write “Hunger for the Hungry” in the memo line, and mail it to SP, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000. All gifts will be tax deductible.