Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The longer I have been walking this road the more assurance I have that we are doing His will. I was reading this great article by a man named Sam Mclure and he said that:
"First, there are around 100,000 orphans in the United States compared to 167 million orphans worldwide. According to , there were over 600,000 women in America waiting to adopt in August of 2008. In other words, if every woman in America adopted one child domestically, there would still be over 500,000 women willing to adopt. However, even if these 500,000 women adopted internationally, there would still be a over 11 million international orphans needing care. Now, think for moment. In 2007, 78.4% of the United States’ population of 302 million considered themselves Christian. James 1:27 commands the Church to care for the widow and the orphan. If less than half of these 236,768,000 American Church members took this command to heart and cared for the child that God had placed in their hearts, there wouldn’t be an orphan problem, in the United States or anywhere else."
600,000 waiting to adopt in America!!! does that tell you how easy it is to adopt in America??? Sad isn't it? Another sad fact, adoption has gone down 50% in 2012! There are so many kids just waiting for us. SOOO MANY!!! If we as Americans who have so much more privilege don't reach out to them, who will?
Please PLEASE hear me and do not misread what I'm writing. There are many children here in America who need people to bring them into their homes, whether it is to adopt or foster. Right now, where we are in our lives, we don't feel called to do that. Josh and I have always said when our kids are older and out of the house we hope to be foster parents. And being to be called to adopt from America is an amazing opportunity as well!!! I write this only to share where we are coming from in our journey in the here and now.
Please know we both love love love it when we can share with anyone where we are in our journey...unless your telling me I'm crazy...that I can do without :).
Hope you all have a blessed day!!!!
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