in love with Jesus.
sinners saved by grace.
completely dependent upon the Father.
disappointed in ourselves daily.
Yes, we are.
We've pondered this little announcement.
Honestly, if we could do this privately, we would probably opt for that.
But maybe the journey has much to do with the destination.
Because we know we are not equipped.
We know we are not capable.
We know we are not strong enough.
But we know the One who is all the above and so much more!
We realize we need to look to Him for assurance now more than ever.
And we trust Him for direction every step of the way.
As my friend Sonia so beautifully says, 'kids are dying.'
And yet we go on with our comfy life.
Can we 'save' them all?
Can we make a difference for one?
Probably the biggest difference is made in our own hearts.
We are being refined.
We are NOT, I repeat NOT 'working our way to heaven.'
That deal is done. Sealed. When Jesus died on the cross and we (in our much-adult years) surrendered our lives to Him.
This is what we know:
There are over 147 million orphans
We are one family
There is this one little girl
We are her family
Someday maybe she will follow hard after the Lord
For now, we are committed to work wholeheartedly to bring her home
And we can't make this journey a private one because we are fundraising our way to her
Oh, the 'f' word
But the sooner we start fundraising, the sooner she comes home
We can't wait to share her with you
We cherish your prayers
In 50 years this won't make any difference to the nay-sayers, but it will surely have made a difference for us and for one little girl.