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Monday, October 6, 2008

My Passion ~ ADOPTION !

At the last M*O*P*S meeting we talked about finding our passions, and that morning I must have been in a fog because I found myself passionless at that moment. In the week since then it hit me! My passion for the last 3 years has been so a part of my life that I guess I couldn't see it, but I guess anyone who knows me probably could have pointed it right out. My heart has been turned toward ADOPTION and the orphan crisis in the world and getting the heart of the Church to make it their passion as well!

From day one of our adoption process Psalm 37:4 has been the verse that keeps speaking to my heart.

"Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart."

My passion for orphans and adoption come from HIM! My passion did not stop when Meighan was placed into our arms that very hot July day in Chongqing, China. I know now that it was the mountain top experience in OUR story- a story we want to share. It is a story of God's steadfast faithfulness. It is a passion that I will live out on a daily basis.

November is National Adoption month. I am sure I will be "preachin to the chior" for the most part, but I also know that not everyone who finds themselves on this blog is aware of the crisis that exists for 143 million children worldwide. My plan is to begin to make people aware. I have said it before, and I will say it again. Our adoption has been the most profound thing we have ever experienced. It is such a demonstration of God's love for us. My passion is to share that!


Christy said...

I love your passion and I share it with you!! When you said that you found yourself passionless I thought, what is my passion and I came up with the same thing. Adoption has basically taken over our lives since July 2005 and I have loved every up and down the process has tossed me. I have spoke with a few people about working with some of the agencies on a volunteer basis that deal with orphans. I think it is a very important issue plaguing the world and I am happy to say-- Adotion an Orphans are also my passion!!!

Christy :)

Jodi said...

Wonderful to read! We all know that laundry is NOT my passion! Fall is definitely not in the air here! I think it was in the high 80's today! HOT! Just enough up and down in the temp in the last week to make poor Kamden sick. Really she has just gotten a bug and feels like crud! Take care and have a happy week.