Saturday, January 22, 2011

147 Million Wait

147 million.
Just one estimate of the number of orphans out there in the world today.
The number is staggering but it is just a number...until you begin to match tiny little faces to those numbers.
Tiny Faces. Tiny Hands. Sweet Smiles.
And they are waiting. Time is against them. Around the age of four many tiny children will be transferred out of the safe places they have known.
Children like these....
They Wait.

And Wait.

And wait.
And wait more.

And More.



They Wait For Someone To ACT.

 Today, I want to challenge each and every person reading this post to action. 
You CAN make a difference in these children’s lives.
DONATE - It costs upwards of $25,000 to adopt internationally. You can support a family by donating to their adoption. Any amount is huge and you are directly helping bring a child home.
PRAY - For the families currently pursuing adoption and for families whose hearts God is working in to get to the point of saying "yes, we will go." If you feel a tug at your own heart, ask God to reveal to you what it is you are to be doing. Ask Him to show you His heart for orphans.
ADOPT - You may feel God really is tugging on your heart, telling you that one of these precious little ones belongs in your family. You may be scared, overwhelmed, confused and full of questions. But taking that first step out will suddenly seem the most right thing in the world to do when you say "yes" to adoption.
So, I leave you with this challenge… DONATE, PRAY or ADOPT. Would you take some time to pray about what God would have you do and then would you commit to ACT?
All of the children in the pictures above are in need of a mommy, a daddy, a family. They need hugs, kisses, to be tucked in at night. To know they are safe. To know they are
"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do.
God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT."
Proverbs 24:12


Rachel said...

The little girl you are adopting is so adorable--one of my favorite little faces on RR!
Thanks for posting this. I am a prayer warrior for Anna (in the red and yellow outfit). I started a blog to advocate for her and four others who all need forever families. I hope all the little cuties you posted will find their families soon!

Karen said...


Renee said...

Amen Sister! Have I told you what a wonderful heart you have? And your blog, smashing! Let's find these sweet babies a mama or else you and I are gonna end up adopting them all!

Love finds a way,