We have been so blessed to hear the stories of those of you connected with the orphan ministry community. It seems that everyday, we get to hear a new story about someone’s heart for adoption, a story of a families adoption in process or an excited and passionate person emailing us about their adoption ministry dream in their city.
Sadly, we also hear the stories of roadblocks, problems, red tape and dreams that are fading for whatever reason or discouragement. Today, we want to remind and encourage you to, “not forget why.” Don’t forget why you started this journey. Don’t forget why you started this process or why you decided to answer this call.
You started this journey because James 1:27 is written on your heart. You started this because a young girl needs someone to walk her down the aisle one day. You started this because a young boy needs a father to prep him for his first date some day. You started this because your heart knows that every human needs a forever family. Your heart has heard the cries of that child that goes to bed alone and scared tonight. You’re haunted by the images you’ve seen. God put this on your heart.
You’re not alone and your sacrifice is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58). God is with you. The endless paperwork to bring that little one home, the discouragements along the way, the ups and downs, are a price worth paying for that precious life. The frustration in starting your adoption ministry, the challenging task of fundraising for someone’s adoption, you will probably never meet, is worth it to that child that finds safe arms to fall asleep in.
Keep going, keep moving forward. We are praying, along with many others and always come back to God for your strength, He will provide.