Friday, September 9, 2011

Forever Family Friday

My heart is heavy this week, with the approaching of the anniversary of 9/11. The reminder is constant that the world is so much bigger than just our own little lives. We get so wrapped up in our own day to day issues and struggles that we often forget that there is a whole world of people dealing with things we cannot even begin to imagine. Their heartbreak, loss and pain are more than we want to consider on most days. Let's remember together the sense of unity we felt after September 11th happened. The drive to accomplish more for fellow humanity. The need to be closer to our family, friends, and to our Savior. The feeling that said, "We can do more!"

Keith needs us to do more! He needs us to be inspired to make a change. Keith is so tiny. His bruised arms make me wonder what his day to day reality is like. I bet it's a lot harsher than anything most of us have ever experienced. The thing Keith needs more than anything else is a family. A Mom and a Dad to scoop him up and carry him out of the orphanage. Parents who will love him back to health and strength. Then, they will reap the reward of seeing Keith's JOY restored. Precious baby Keith...

Will you pray? Will you share Keith's photo and story and help find his Forever Family? Some of you wonder why I do this. I'm going to be really honest in this next couple of paragraphs and share the weakness of my faith.

Sometimes I look at a child like Keith and I think even God can't find a family for one so mistreated and forgotten. Then, I pray and tell God that I believe, but I need him to help my unbelief. My unbelief, that even as I write these posts, says it doesn't matter. What you're doing is of no value to the Kingdom. I hear the enemy whisper to just give up, because no one else cares. But God...God steps in and does the miraculous. He helps my unbelief in a way that I cannot even fathom. What does He do?

He sends a family for Sasha...
No child has ever caused me to doubt, like Sasha. I'm going to be honest. My heart cried out. I prayed and pleaded with God and I doubted. I forgot to look at Sasha the way God does and for awhile, I thought, no one will be able to help Sasha. But God...God helped my unbelief. He helped Sasha. It is, afterall, what He does. Sasha's family doesn't have a blog, so I will share their Family Sponsorship Page and ask you to give. I know, I ask that a lot, but can you imagine the faith it took to take the first step toward being Sasha's family. All of the unknowns, piled on top of this picture. Let's pray for them and help them bring Sasha home.

It does matter. They matter. They're lives have value and purpose and my prayer is that God will continue to help my unbelief by sending families for the least of these.

Pray, Adopt, Advocate, Support...Do Something!

Hidden in Christ,


  1. Mandy your post has made me cry!i hate the fact i cannot adopt 1 of these angels from the uk!! i just cant stand iT! i pray my faith is also strengthened to change this situation! x

  2. You are doing everything you CAN do, Jane! That's what counts! God sees and knows your heart :)