Sunday, November 8, 2015

Orphan Sunday~

“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” – Radical by David Platt.

Today is Orphan Sunday... a day set aside for people to hear the call to orphan care all over the world. We are all called to defend the fatherless, care for child with no family, and visit the orphans in their distress. - Orphan Sunday

Our family has experienced this first hand as we have waited for our child to be revealed... easier in the wait until we know their face, their story, and their circumstance. Once you see them, there is nothing you won't do to get them in your arms.

These are the faces of our precious children before we knew them and them us~
Do you see anything at all in common?
No hope, no family, no future.
I can't say they weren't loved because I think the people caring for them in orphanages were doing the best they could but the need for a family's love was evident.
They lacked a light in their eyes because their hearts were empty.

Coming home to family and love can make all the difference in the world for that one... can't save them all but we can save that one, then another, and another as long as God gives us the lead and way. I think this photo from the summer shows just what love can do~
{Click photo and just look at those smiles knowing they have another sister}

We are praying for all people to join in choosing today what James 1:27 means in your family.

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27

We would love for you to watch and share with everyone you know in faith believing orphans will come home if we say YES!

And back to CallaAnne~
Snuggled into a foster family right now having no idea what is in her future but she has been chosen and her forever is coming. What will you do for the least of these?

"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' Matthew 25:40



4 comments:

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  2. So beautiful to watch love win again and again in your family!!!

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  3. She is adorable and blessed to have been chosen to be your daughter!

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  4. She is adorable and blessed to have been chosen to be your daughter!

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