I read this on another blog that I follow.....
Sometimes the thought of yet another Christmas coming, with no children to happily squeal in delight of presents around the tree and gobble down Christmas cookies, and snuggle up on the couch to watch the Grinch, and run around in the snow....is overwhelming to say the least. But after hearing and seeing the human injustice that is happening in Congo the past week and a half, I feel a new urgency and yes, even privilege to adopt from Congo.
|Women and children flee from Goma to UN camps for safety. (pic taken-Nov. 19, 2012)|
See in the midst of the literal massacre that is happening right now on the border of Rwanda & Congo, I believe that God is moving heaven and earth to bring two little kids to safety and forever change their lives. And while some of those around me have looked on me with pity, genuinely sorry about what they see happening and hoping it does not delay or cancel this adoption adventure, God has put a "vicious fight that I can feel in my bones" and I won't give up.....I'll fight like hell. For what greater reason is there to live and breathe? God will make a way. He loves them far more than I can understand with my limited reasoning. My only job? To keep moving forward, and not give up.
|Toys with children in the UN camps made from clay. (pic taken-Nov. 19, 2012)|
Please join me in the fight for these children. What can you do? PRAY. PRAY. PRAY. What do I want for Christmas? For you to PRAY. The Bible says that the prayer changes things. (James 5:16, James 4:2, Matt. 21:22). PRAY for the people of Congo and PRAY for the children that God intends for us to have. I believe it will come. In waiting, He keeps us safe, and is preparing the way, and changing me to be a better person. I feel chosen and privileged to be on this journey! :) (and I AM looking forward to Christmas! GREATLY---Christmas IS hope.)
Much love to you all,
If you have not followed or seen the news reports, here are a few links that I have come across that you may be interested in.
Ben Afflick speaks on Africa! He has really used his fame to bring attention to this country. Here is a video from abc.com
Congo in the News: