Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Putting Our Money Where Our Heart Is

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.


Jared said...

Guys, that is so cool! I will be praying!

Deanne said...

That is amazing Chris! I'll be praying for you and Josh as you move forward. May the Lord bless your efforts!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the idea has been on your heart for a long time, God has just chosen HIS time and THIS time to spur you into action. What an amazing ministry! I'll be praying for God's wisdom in the whole process!

Becca said...

This is definitely the best post, you've ever posted. Well done. Now go do it.

Rachel said...

wow, this is awesome! Our girls are doing good, the main concern is food. They are in Port de Paix, and are already getting an influx of refugees that they want to be able to minister. They bought 4 days worth of food, but are expecting prices to sky rocket. We're praying God provides for the refugees and for the children and missionaries. Also, the buildings that house our adoption paperwork (dossier) have been reported that they are destroyed. I'm praying for a miracle. Thanks for your concern. I'm excited about this adoption thing for you. If you visit Haiti you will fall in love with it's children...I can't imagine anyone not falling in love with them.

Rachel said...

Just wanted to make you aware. Many of the buildings that process adoptions are destroyed. Our paperwork is buried in a pile of rubble. We are pleaing for humanitarian parole so that we can complete our adoption in the US, with our daughters living with us. We don't even know if the government workers are alive, so there is no one to facilitate new adoptions right now.