Okay, so that sounds like an infomercial but its not. It’s really important! Project Hope Ministries has once again started their 143 campaign. Project Hope holds this event every year to fund grants for adoptive families to take their child to their forever home. Maybe you think this is just a gimmick- but I have personally met these kids in Bogota, Colombia and they are so special! Each one of them has a unique wish for a family, and Project Hope helps to make that happen. Last year’s funds went to support 10 year old Ferley, who now has a future family waiting to complete the adoption process. This year, let’s pray for the four siblings Project Hope is supporting prayerfully, financially, and emotionally, as well as the other children at CRAN who God uses to bless hearts.
Hi friends. When you ask God for something genuine, He reveals it in amazing ways. These past few months I’ve been talking with God about adoption daily and the blessings have been incredible and abundant. No, I’m not qualified in any means to adopt right now, but He has strengthened my dream, been in communication with me, and changed my mind to the world. See, when I was 16 I thought God wanted me to take small trip to Romania and that would be the end of that. Little did I know that one night of dreaming would turn into a passion for orphans all over the world. I used to just be obsessed with Romanian culture, now I’m just plain obsessed with the idea of adopting- from any culture. How much more love can God possibly give me? I cry joyfully to think that it can only get better from here. The past few days God has laid India on my heart and I can’t express how happy I am that He has. The more He speaks, the more He opens my heart to love others. Oh India, God has a plan for all your children.
Today society would tell me I’m being careless. The modern-day woman is educated, free-spirited, and free to make her own choices. She has no responsibility but herself, and she likes it that way. When you’re young, why not have fun? I choose to rise above the norm- in a world that shames motherhood over all else, I choose to commit my life to this responsibility. Yes, I am a college student. No, I cannot fully know what life will be like in the future, but I do know this: God has created me with a nurturing heart. As a young person, this may seem odd for someone in her early twenties, but for me it’s passion. I long to hear that first heartbeat, see the first photo, and sing someone to sleep when they’re sick. As I get older, God is making it clearer that he has given me a mother’s heart. This means that even if I never legally claim children as my own both through adoption or birth, my heart will take in thousands in small moments of teaching, ministry, and adoption opportunities.