In honor of orphan Sunday. My children, before and after.
The first photo Mandy sent us of William and Marissa.
William and Marissa in October.
When I was looking through my photos of the pumpkin patch and I saw this one, it immediately reminded me of the one of the from Welcome Home. The difference is remarkable.
They were orphans.
Now they are ours.
Part of a family.
God did not leave them as orphans.
There are over 143 MILLION more children, just like them.
They are real children.
With real faces, just like those two up there.
With real needs.
Real lives, daring to dream of the day when they have
A daddy and mommy
hope for a future
someone that loves them
cares for them
someone that allows them to just be children, not burdened with adult worries and cares.
Someone to tell them how much their Lord LOVES them.
The facts and statistics are grim.
These children face lives filled with
We are God’s answer for them
He calls us to CARE for these precious children of His.
To open our HEARTS and pray for them.
To open our HOMES and make them our own.
To open our WALLETS to provide for them.
WE ARE GOD’S ANSWER.
For their loneliness.
For their hunger.
For their need.
Will you answer THE CALL?
It’s not easy, to open your heart. It will be BROKEN.
Your brokeness, just might bring them WHOLENESS.
WHOLENESS, for the first time in their lives.
You will be BROKEN.
They will be HEALED.
They will have HOPE.
Be the answer.