Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Friday, March 29, 2013

 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  
James 1:27

"When you've done it to one of the least of these, you've done it for me"
- Jesus
   Thank you my friends!!  Thank you for caring for an  orphan and practicing "true religion."  Already so many have shown their love and care to Lucy by  "purchasing pieces of her puzzle" (if you're not sure what I'm referring to - you'll have to click HERE for an explanation).
  You my friends are "caring for an orphan" with your prayers and financial support in helping to pay the high cost of getting Lucy Kim out of the orphanage.
   I feel the need to explain that because some folks don't see it as "helping an orphan" but instead giving to a fundraiser or a "good cause."   I'd love to challenge you to rethink that concept.   If we believe that an orphan is a child who has no parents (or parents capable of caring for them), and providing a child with a family is the very best way to help an orphan.  Then one of the best ways to help an  orphan is helping a child into a family.  That helping part can be done in various ways.  We can open our home to a child, we can give prayer support to a child, we can pray for an adoptive family or we can give of our financial resources to help the child into a family.  That's why supporting an adoption IS orphan care. And.... my Bible tells me that orphan care is practicing true religion!  :)
   While we all agree that helping orphanages with any number of things (ie:  medical, school, hygiene supplies, etc.) or sending missionaries is what we consider "orphan care" -- helping an orphan home is also "orphan care."

Monday, March 25, 2013

"Timid and afraid of strangers"

"You need patience with her, because she is timid and is afraid of the strangers."  "The child dislikes getting along with the strangers."  These are two sentences we read in Lucy's recent update report that we received.  Older reports have suggested the same thing; our youngest girl is very shy and fearful.  Of course reading those words while looking over the update tugged at my Mama heart. 

She's never been able to experience the love and security of a family! It's no wonder she's afraid, shy and timid.  As her Mama, I want to hug her, whisper "it's ok, Mommy's here" into her ear and assure her that Daddy and I are not going to leave her.  And she will understand these words and everything will be "happily ever after".  But real life tells me, it's not that easy!  What can I do to help prepare her for her family (that as of now - are "strangers" to her) ?  

PRAYER!  Our family is asking our Father God to prepare Lucy's heart, soul and little mind to be supernaturally prepared for us (her family!)  Knowing HE can do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can fathom", I'm praying with my tiny mustard seed faith for a miracle.  Praying that Lucy will NOT be afraid when we at last get to pick her up and hug her and whisper "I love you, precious girl" into her ear.  Prayers that somehow the bond will supernaturally (by God's grace) be there and she is able to welcome her new family into her heart, soul and mind.  Will you please pray for Lucy too?  What a gift to have other's praying on her behalf, even now before she's aware of the LIFE CHANGING transitions that are coming.  The body of Christ interceding on behalf of an orphan, what a beautiful and precious thought.
Letting us know you're praying for Lucy Kim would be so encouraging.  

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Somebody Special is Having a Birthday in March!


   Lucy Kim is having a birthday this month and while we are unable to be with with her this year, we still want to celebrate her life!  We’re inviting YOU to participate in this birthday celebration. We want to give Lucy a large picture puzzle when she arrives home!  But we're looking for help in completing the puzzle.  It will require no shopping and might possibly be the most practical and meaningful birthday gift you have ever given. 
   When completed, the picture puzzle will feature Lucy’s picture on the one side and on the other side will be a list of all the names (along with the number of puzzle pieces sponsored) of those who were a piece of the puzzle in getting her home.  It will be put in a double sided frame and displayed in our home.
   Will you consider being a part of “orphan care” and helping Lucy home?  More information and how to donate can be found by clicking HERE .
   We'd also love for you to write birthday greetings/wishes for Lucy in the comment section.  All  messages for Lucy will be printed and put in her "baby box" to give to her when she gets home.
   Thanks for your love and support in our journey to bring Lucy home!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27