Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Imagine making a difference

This is a letter a friend of mine was given. She is in Ethiopia right now working hard to bring her 5 year old daughter home. It is from a little girl who's only wish is for a family. It could have been written by any one of my children, not to mention any of the MILLIONS of other orphans who are waiting right now.

Dear Amanda,
Hello! How are you? I am fine. How is everything. I am _________. I am 10 years old. I am in grade 6th. I don't have any broher and sister. I live in Kidane Mehret Children home 5 years ago. but I don't have any chance for go to America. so please try to find family for me. I want go to America. Please find family for me. I don't have family for me. I want to be family and Amanda please please try to find family ok. I like your I still waiting your answer.
Bye, bye,

Dear friends, you really could be that family. I can't tell you how many times I have been told "OH, I could never do that." Guess what? Yes you could. You can. Really. It is not easy or comfortable or inexpensive. In fact, it costs a lot. And I'm not talking money. It costs you your life. What better way to spend it?

1John 3:16We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.


sue said...

Can't agree with you more.

More families need to adopt, because you and I can't adopt all of the orphans out there.

Please, if you read this blog, consider what you CAN do.

Every child deserves a family. I can't imagine any of my children without us or imagine them living in an orphanage or on the streets.

One thing amazing about adoption is you step out to be a blessing to someone else, and you are blessed in return.

It is life changing for the child, and for you.

Adopting one child won't change the world, but for that child, the world will change.

Our journey following Christ said...


Beautifully said.

We must lay down our lives. It costs, it stretches, it molds us into the likeness of our Savior, we are so blessed.

Who wouldn't want this?? The rewards are great!