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Thursday, June 17, 2010

.Takes One to Save One.

By now you know how passionate we have become regarding orphans and the ministry of adoption. By now you may be weary of post after post that articulates my thoughts on the above, but you have stuck with me. Stick with me today. I feel very strongly that I am writing this post to one of YOU. I am not sure who you are, or where you are - maybe you are a friend in real life, maybe this is your first time here, but I am praying that today would be the day God pricks your heart. He has laid you on my heart. I feel responsible to act on what I know now to be true.

For us our journey started with a little girl named Lucy Lane who was adopted from Ethiopia. We watched her gotchya video which I shared here, and our hearts were stirred. We will never be the same because of that little girl. I never want to go back to the way we were. Eyes tightly closed to the reality around us.

Today I am going to share a video of this same little girl one year later at home with her forever family. Her life has changed, and her family's life has changed.

Lucy Lane Gotcha Day - One Year Later from kristi johnson on Vimeo.

Please take the time to watch it - you will notice our family in the video towards the end. There have been 75 plus families that have been called to the ministry of adoption because of Lucy Lane's story.

It only takes one to save one. If only 7% of Christians would adopt there would be no more orphans in the world!

I know not everyone is called to adopt, but in my heart I feel God is calling many more than are listening.

Is HE calling YOU?

It is scary. It is sometimes controversial. It is costly.

But I promise you that if you know He is calling you to this, and you step out in faith, He will provide! And the journey, my friends, is beautiful. It would be a shame to miss out.

What if there is a little Ethiopian child that needs you?

What if there is an orphan somewhere waiting for you?

This isn't a guilt-trip. Some will feel nothing from this, but for the sake of the one that has been wavering or that has maybe been convicted for the first time today....

this post is for YOU.

(If you want to interact privately with me about this, feel free to email me at amomentcherished(at)gmail(dot)com)

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Heather said...

This is a beautiful video! I know it definitely touched my heart.

Jodes and Boz said...

Beautiful post!

mosey said...

I love your heart and you are not wearing out the subject!!! Continue to spread your passion and prayerfully more families will be inspired to take that first step in the call the Lord has for them!

I can hardly wait until the Lord gives us our next direction!

Lara said...

I know my readers grow weary of my rants on materialism and consumerism in a world where so many live in poverty. But I love 'em. I saw this video on Kristi's site and I love it!

Sara said...

Once again thanks for sharing your heart. Right now my husband and I are praying about making the next child that we have an adopted child. I can't wait to see what God has instore for our family in the future.

Carrie said...

I have always been burdened towards adoption, and am looking forward to seeing what God has for our family in that regard - I've wanted a large family, but don't know how many more pregnancies it is wise for my body to withstand, and also, the statistics you've been sharing have blown me away - the one about 7 percent of Christians adopting one child and wiping out the world's orphans amazes me!

The video wouldn't work for me for some reason!

Kylee said...

I cannot thank you enough for writing this post. I could say so much more, but for now, just "thank you".

Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook said...

Both of our boys were born "in" my heart rather than "under" it :o)

I wish more young mamas chose adoption over abortion. Did you know abortion outnumbers adoption 62:1?

It breaks my heart.

ADOPTION IS A BLESSING. Thanks being passionate about it. said...

I recognized your family on the Lucy Lane one year home video! My husband and I are on it, too! I am pregnant, so we won't be able to start our adoption process until our baby is 6 months old. But I am IN LOVE with orphans, and I can't wait until the day we bring our son or daughter home from Ethiopia!

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