Eph 3:20 - Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
Friday, May 25, 2012
Calling all FAITH FILLED Christians who want to do something tremendous
for Jesus. To answer his call "To take care of the orphans" These children need
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Seven of our children made the committement to be baptized. We talked about over and over what it meant and we were sure they understood before we let them move forward. I was also very thankful our pastor went over it once again before everyone came forward for baptism. It was so emotional seeing everyone make a public committement to Jesus. My kids with innocent hearts and those who had been suffering in the world and had just come to Christ. There heartfelt testimonies of how the world had sucked the life from them and then they found Jesus who had put life back in. There wasn't a dry eye in the house! Everyone crying in happiness for them and I am sure a few of us related to being "saved" from the world. I am so.... thankful for God's intervention in my life. I was not raised in a Christian home, actulally in a very disfunctional home. An aunt who came to know Christ started filling me with the love of God at a very early age. I don't even want to imagine what my life would of been without a loving and faithful savior in my life. So I am very thankful for every person who is added to the kingdom of God and to my ever growing Jesus family.
Me with one of the little girls I adore. Faith and one of the children she is adopting
Christina the director loving God's call on her life.
Another plea for help for the Forget-Me-Not Kids. Sometimes it just feels like begging. Why do we even have to worry about how to feed, clothe and take care of these precious ones when we KNOW JESUS has commanded it?
Now the director of FMN is just asking for 25 sponsors to pay 25 a month... faithfully! So little to save a life.
The director who works forty hours or more a week for free.
Who takes time out of her own fiances to keep FMN up and running.
Who has a special needs son of her own from Liberia and knows what sacrifice is.
Who in tremendous faith BELIEVES in God's faithfulness.
It was not a coincidence that several women felt the call to this ministry.
Now, we need God's people to step up in faith and answer God's call to help.
Your out there! You hear that still small voice saying give, pray, encourage or maybe even adopt.
We all can play even a small part in the kingdom of God if we will just heed the call.....
I didn't sign up for our womens retreat because I felt like we had to save moeny for the teens youth convention. You know, you talk yourself into "I really don't need it" when in fact, I needed it desperately! So... I get a call a day before they were going to leave to say a FREE spot was open and would I like to go. My first response was no "I had other plans" but when I got off the phone something told me to pray. Is this you God opening the door? So I called back and said I would go. Of course you know the enemy... you have to fight your way there with 18 kids at home. Babysitters, money, packing....
I had been having a real hard time for some time praying and seeking God. I had allowed a wall to build up birthed out of some resentment. I had convinced myself if "God really loved me" he would make some things happen in my life. Really, I was just having a pity party I thought....
The title of the retreat was Dancing on the Battlefield and I had no idea how big the battlefield was until we walked on it. Five hundred women filled the auditorium full of excitement. The speaker, a single woman raised in the church all her life. A hard worker who had earned a Masters in religion and taught at Vangard Unniversity. She had money, education and joy, and was assured nothing could rock her God world. And then it struck! First breast cancer and then treatment, even more deadly chemotherapy, causing her to have rhematoid arthritis and knee repalcements. She lost her job, money, career and the ability to sleep and stand for a long time. Was she a litte mad at God? You betcha she was......
And then God confronted her and asked "Do you trust me?" She said she paused.... Was it all a show? Or did she really believe the creator of the world had her life in his hands.
Did I believe he had our finaces, my grown children, my marriage, the ministries of my heart in HIS HANDS? Or was it just a show?
And then she said "everyone who is feeling SHAME has a foothold (or should we say satanhold) over their life, come forward. It is as if the HOLY SPIRIT spoke right to my heart and I ran to the altar for prayer. Healing, blessed healing, was mine. All the walls and resentment fell away and I could touch God again. Oh how it hurt to be away from my father for even a second.
And you know what? Half of the women in the auditorium walked forward. Crying, pouring their hearts out to God. We all had a diving appointment with the Savior that weekend and if the truth where to be told, every woman needed to walk forward. He knew our pain and longed to put his heaing arms around us... we just had to walk into them.
The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit... Romans5:5
David with Cerbral Palsy, severe malnourishment and neglect.
I was shocked to find out that David was over a year old. He looks like a six
month old baby laying in his Foster moms arms. He was so weak her couldn't even
suck. Doing a lot better he still has a ways to go.
From the director of FMN
From the time we brought David into the program, he has had chronic malaria, and was suffering from severe malnourishment. He had just recently been discharged from the hospital and is starting to eat very well. He is still so fragile and needs to gain a lot of weight to become healthy. I have full trust in his foster mom to take wonderful care of him and help him start gaining weight.
Favor with her foster family
Favor with the Forget-Me-Not nurse
Favor entered the Forget-Me-Not program after she was abandoned at a
feeding center. Feeding centers help take in malnourished children and
then return them to their parents...well if their parents come back. In
Favors case they didn't. You have to be a really strong parent to take
care of your special needs child in Liberia. Many times you are shunned
not even being allowed to take you child to church because of the demon
that lives inside of the child. They may try to cast the demon out..but if
that doesn't work then the child will be abandoned or killed.
Even with all Favor has been through she is an amazingly happy child and
dearly loved by her foster parent. She loves to play with toys and often
shares the same toy with her foster sister Karen.
She loves to stand, roll over, sits well and jumps when held for dancing.
Praying she gets the loving adoptive home she so deserves.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: so shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. (Proverbs 3:3)