Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Power of Prayer and God's love for the orphan

I could go on and on about how God has answered prayers during our adoption journey. Yesterday, we received an email about a boy in Latvia that desperately needed an adoptive family ASAP. He was about to age out of the system, meaning he was almost 16. At 16, in Latvia, orphans must leave the orphanage that they are in (in other countries the age is much younger- our kids faced this in Ethiopia..thankfully, the director of their orphanage had plans to keep them there to help her if they didn't find a family). Once an orphan ages out of the system, they face almost sure failure. For girls, this means often results in drug addiction or suicide. Well, this sweet boy in Latvia needed a family to come forward, already homestudy approved, by January 23rd, the day he turns 16...and guess what???? He has a family!! This young man is an orphan no more..he will have the love of a family and will not have to face life alone. God answers prayers- he answered them from a young 15 year old boy half a world away and he answered them for all of the people here who went to HIM to petition for the boy yesterday.

I wish I could describe the changes in our kids since coming home-- they are amazing-- you see, God answered their prayers and our' we pray for those left behind and left behind in other countries. There is so much more to be done.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful update on "D." Thank God.