Thursday, May 10, 2012

Orphans Summit


 Two days in CA.... felt like a week
There was so much to take in, so much to learn, so much to share, so much to be thankful for.
It was so good.


There were 2000 attendees all with the same passion, all called by the same 
God according to the same scriptures.
I was at home with my people!
It has renewed my commitment to care for the fatherless child.


I was blessed to be with my friends who are also called to care for orphans and are 
doing all they can to mobilize their church.

163,000,000 

That is the number of orphans in the world.

It will take all of us.

The church of believers outnumbers them.

If 7 % of believers took in one child there would be no more orphans.

It is a problem with a solution. 


Steven Curtis Chapman came to share his heart for the orphan.
He and his family do so much!


There were many stories shared about how having one person who cared changed lives.
These two girls were in the foster care system.
One was adopted at the age of 17 by her case worker.
The other was never adopted but considers her foster mother her family.
They said all they ever wanted was a family.

That truly is their deepest desire...

a family.


There is so much to reflect on.

There is so much we can do.

It is good to be home.

Greg and I are praying about what God might have for us.

A family at church gave their testimony of Foster Care adoption Sunday.

One thing she said was that God promises us a lamp to our feet
not a crystal ball for our future.

So we are praying for God to light the way one step at a time.


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2 comments:

  1. Love your heart.
    Love your passion.
    Love that we got to attend the conference together!
    Love that God is working in the hearts of so many people.

    PS - Still laugh about that last photo together! :-)

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  2. Wow! Had no idea that there is an Orphan's Summit!! Looks (and sounds) like powerful stuff!! Maybe someday I can go with you:)

    Happy Mother's Day,
    Lisa

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