We were on our way to drop D off at Awana Cubbies this evening, and for some reason I felt prompted to tell Josh about something that has been on my mind and heart all day today. Without any sort of introduction I just blurted out, "I think it would be awesome if we could adopt a child who has been orphaned in this earthquake in Haiti."
Cue crickets chirping.
"You mean right now?" Josh asked.
"Well . . . yeah. What do you think?"
"I'm open to it."
We went to dinner after we dropped D off and continued to discuss the idea. Then after we put the boys to bed tonight we had Fox News on, and would you believe Greta was interviewing an American missionary who works at an orphanage in Haiti? The orphanage is God's Littlest Angels, and thankfully no one at the orphanage was injured or killed in the earthquake. They are several miles from Port-au-Prince which was the center of the quake and has been devastated by the quake and continuing aftershocks.
The Board Members of God's Littlest Angels here in the States have set up a fundraiser for earthquake relief for the orphanage but also for aid to the people of Port-au-Prince and and the surrounding area. Their goal is to have 1000 people from all over the world each raise $1000 of donations. We have decided we want to be one of the families that helps to raise $1000. Would you be willing to help us reach that goal? We have donated $100 and are hoping 9 or more of our friends who read this will do the same.
We would also love for you to pray with us about the possibility of God placing one of these beautiful children in our family. It might just be the emotions of the moment, but I don't really think it is.
Rachel’s Raise of HOPE 2014
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