Tuesday, October 26, 2010


O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. -Isaiah 25:1

I would like to take a break from the posting of children {even though that is what this site is for}to share my heart about the growing Orphan crisis. Here are some statistics that hit home to me. Remember, each statistic is not just a number. Each number represents a PRECIOUS child who goes to bed without a Mommy or Daddy each night.
Every day 5,760 children become an Orphan.
Every 15 SECONDS a Child in Africa is Orphaned from AIDS. every 15 seconds!
Every Year in AFRICA ALONE 2,102,400 children become Orphans!
Can you imagine!?
Most of these children have some form of special need. The special needs vary from birth marks to severe heart conditions but all deserve a home. Most people sit in their happy homes, watching cable, eating whenever they feel like it, texting on phones, driving expensive cars, and demanding the very best for their life. Think about the Orphan who fights to eat, who has probably never had cable, or even rode in a car. The crisis is growing. We as Christians need to step out on FAITH and instead of hoping someone else will handle it do it ourselves! If my family would not have stepped out on Faith and went to China twice to bring two precious children home we would have missed out on one of the most amazing things in the world. When we answered God's call to adopt he blessed us. Sure we gave two children a home but what God did with our lives was much bigger than anything we could have ever done by accepting two children in to our family.
Can you change the life of an Orphan? Will you be the Mommy or Daddy that tucks them in to bed each night? Will you be the one to give them the HOPE they so desperately want?
Please pray for the precious Fatherless of the World tonight.
*I did not mean to offend anyone by this post, it is just heavy on my heart tonight.


1 comment:

  1. Ashton and Taylor, Thank you so much for being an example of what a Christian is supposed to do. Thank you for stepping out to bring the plight of orphans to the attention of many. I am going to do all I can to help get this site out there and remind others of the fact that everyone can do something to help. Praying God's blessings on your ministry for the children.