Sunday, March 28, 2010
Going to Liberia
Please Pray for Karin,Madea,Korpru and Little Mr. Brown.
In about two weeks several womena and I will be leaving for Liberia Africa. There are the many details to take care of, plane tickets, supplies, shots, visa's, but I find the hardest part of getting ready is mentally preparing
to see the precious children we are caring for.
Up till now, I have had a long distance relationship with them. I see their pictures, send support, try to get medical care for them, manage sponsorship, and read reports on their care. But I know that when I see the children , hold them, pray over them, everything will change. It is like having a pen pal, someone you fell in love with by e-mail and letters, but now the day has come to meet and see if we want to spend the rest of our life together.
I know my life is going to change.... forever.
Being involved in a ministry as large as taking in special need orphans makes me feel so small, so dependent on God. I have to totally, on a daily basis release all of this to God.
A child is in the hospital who is still malnourished even after being in care... feeding problems?
We desperately need care for a child with severe hydrocephalus and it is taking forever to get it.
So many more children need our help and care but we need to get more sponsors.
A child needs to be moved into our care but we can't get the paperwork moving.
And all of us involved in this ministry have large families, many obligations and have to touch DAILY the hem of his garment to keep going.
 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.  Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come to his house  because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him.  And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.  She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."
 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."
 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.  Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
Jesus promises that when I am weak he is strong. He promises.
So in HIS strength we will go to Liberia and fight for the lives of "our kids." Against all odds we will try to
convince the people of Liberia that special needs children are precious in the eyes of the Lord. That a disability is NOT a curse and they have so much to give, but need help. That there are people in the United States wanting to adopt these precious ones.... please open up adoptions.
And we will cry, hurt and press forward because JESUS has laid this on our hearts so strongly that we cannot give up.
5 but he said to me, 6 "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.
Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 7 2 Corinthians 12
In you Jesus... yes, only in you.