Friday, January 23, 2009


I stumbled (yeah right) upon a couple of great blogs today of families who are adopting from Ethiopia.... and one of the blogs had the saddest most moving video I've ever seen. This family is leaving tomorrow on a mission trip to Ethiopia, and I was immediately drawn to their story and amazing journey!

I watched a small portion of this video before yelling at Phil to come and watch it with me... it's VERY moving. I debated for a while about posting it to my blog or not, due to it's graphic content, but decided that we (as Christians today) have sugar coated and avoided hard subjects for to long! Did you know that there are 143 MILLION orphans in the world.... and we as Americans have so much... We (as Christians) who are supposed to be God's heart and hands extended here on earth and do so little! I know I'm probably "preaching to the choir" cause I know most everyone who faithfully reads my blog is involved in international adoption on some level. Please know that if you aren't... I'm not saying you should be... I know adoption is NOT for everyone... but, make a difference... I challenge you to figure out a way to make a difference in the life of a child who needs you.... volunteer to the big brother, big sister club, become a foster parent, teach a Children's Sunday school class, FAITHFULLY give to Missions, give to orphans (there are a TON of organizations out there!).... You know that if we (society) as a whole don't begin to do a better job of reaching the lost and taking care of the ophans and widows this world is headed for some dire times.... Please, hear my cry tonight... watch this video.. it's graphic, it's tough, but it's REAL! Ask God what you can do to make a difference... and then do it! Let's really take a stand and show Christ's love!!!


Jennifer M said...

I know, I know. Heartbreaking isn't it? I'm reading "There Is No Me Without You" by Melissa Fay Greene. It's a FANTASTIC book. She keeps referring to "living or walking skeletons." Partly due to the AIDS, partly because of the drought, partly because of the various gov't regimes, and partly because of other reasons, there are MILLIONS of living skeletons in Ehtiopia.

I guess I always knew that from the news, but it never really hit home or meant anything until I chose to go visit that country and adopt one of her children.

Corinne said...

Thank you for sharing this.It is so incredibly sad it just breaks my heart to see Gods children suffer like this.What a wonderful reminder to do all we can do serve God by serving and helping others. As you said there are so many ways we can help those in need.In return we learn so much from those we serve like that sweet sister in the video who willingly fed her siblings first despite being hungry herself.What a great lesson for all of us!

Butch and Tracy said...

I can not say much about that... I am in tears. I wish that I could go over there and help. I think one day I will. WHen the time is right... When God opens that door I will go through it.

Thanks for sharing the video.

Thanks for playin my game too! I think I will give you the letter... 'K' Have fun.

Watt Smith said...

I'm happy to have seen this. Great job being God's heart and hands.

Watt Smith

And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me!” Matt 18:5

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