Yesterday our local Kiwanis group asked me to speak about our adoptions. I have been fairly quiet the last year about our adoptions. But if I am asked to speak I am glad to do so. I enjoy it a lot and I am blessed to be able to encourage people to conisder giving a child a forever family. Many Christan's go through life saying they don't know what Gods calling for their life is. I don't have that excuse. I know what Gods calling for my life is. He called our family to adopt, he called us to be a voice for the orphan. He called me to teach His will regarding the plite of the orphan.
As you all have probably heard R*ssia is currently considering closing adoptions to the United States. This saddens my heart. We have a close family friend that has adopted twice from Russia. While in Vietnam she thanked the Director of the orphanage we visited for his dedication to the children there. She spoke of the untolerable conditions her other two children had endured in R*ssia. While I am saddened for the families that have longed to hold their children and may never have that opportunity. My great sadness is for the children that will now linger in orphanages and will never see the outside of those orphanage walls. These children are left in their cribs, tied to chairs and neglected. I am sure there are good orphanages in R*ssia but to think about the possibility that non of these children will have the opportunity to have a normal life or to have a Mother, Father, sister or brother is beyond belief. Politics should remain politics and the children should not be impacted.
I'm attaching a link to Linnys blog she is a much better writer than I am and makes some good points regarding Gods timing and His mercy on us. She has asked that we join her in prayer and fasting on 12/29/2012. If you read this in time please join us.
With all that said I feel renewed with the fact that God has a work for me to do and I will continue to do His will.