Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Slogan at our house

Last night, Janika and I read on another person's blog that 1% of the orphans in Ethiopia get adopted- 1% is such a crazy, insane, LOW number. To think that my 5 kids from Ethiopia represent only 1% of orphans who get adopted from their birth country breaks my heart. Janika kind of got mad, saying "And we call ourselves a Christian nation?" It was a great opportunity to say to her, "So, in your lifetime, what are you going to do about it?"

That is our new family slogan-- In our lifetime, what are we going to do about the orphan crisis? What are we going to do about those living in extreme poverty? What are we going to do about reaching those who have never heard the Gospel? What are we going to do about the moral decline in our country?

With the orphan crisis around the globe if only 7% of Christian families adopted, there would be no more orphans...

This is from a friend's Christmas letter: "The Magi traveled thousands of miles to see the King of the Jews, and responded with joy and gifts when they found Him. This is quite different from the response people often take today. We frequently expect God to come looking for us, to explain Himself, and give us gifts. But when we step back to ponder HIS greatness, our worship for Him comes from Who HE is, and not what we can get from Him."

In response to HIM, what are we going to do?

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