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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

PLIGHT OF ORPHANS TODAY... this could have been our Zoie!!

"Think of the plight of the orphan somewhere right now out there in the world. It's not just that she's lonely. It's that she has NO inheritance, no future. With every passing year she's less "cute," less adoptable. In just a few years, on her eighteenth birthday, she'll be expelled from the orphanage or from "the system." What will happen to her then? Maybe she'll join the military or find some job training. Maybe she'll stare at a tile on the ceiling above her as her body is violated by a man who's willing to pay her enough to eat for a day, alone in a back alley or in front of a camera crew of strangers. Maybe she'll place a revolver in her mouth or tie a rope around her neck, knowing NO ONE will have to deal with her except, once again the bureaucratic "authorities" who can clean up the mess she leaves behind. Can you feel the force of such desperation?
Jesus can.
She's his little sister.

What if a mighty battalion of Christian parents would open their hearts and their homes to unwanted infants- infants some so-called "clinics" would like to see carried out with the medical waste? It might mean that next Christmas there'll be one more stocking at the chimney at your house..a new son or daughter who escaped the abortionist's knife or the orphanage's grip to find at your knee the grace of a carpenter's Son."
Quote from a BRAND NEW adoption book titled...
Adopted For Life- Russell D. Moore
Adopted for Life

Please take the time today to pray & seek what you
can do to help an orphan!!
(photo by Awesome M)


  1. I have that book, but have yet to read it.

    This is reality for millions of children. I really don't think our spirit can fully comprehend that number!

    That's why adoption is so powerful and necessary-
    It faces the child and that huge number-One at a time!

  2. That book is amazing. I'm praying ti will change the hearts of those who have the room for one (or two or three) more!

  3. Thanks for sharing Kari, I just ordered the book. I just finished reading Fields of the Fatherless and Scared. I want to go back to Ethiopia so bad.

  4. i can't wait to read that book! thank you so much for posting this! that sweet girl is our mercy in a couple of years.

  5. About half way through the book, and even as a mom who obviously has a heart for adoption I have been so stirred, moved, and convicted by this book. He does a great job of laying a case for adoption as a call to the church at large. Thanks for sharing! (Also as one just entering the adoption journey, I have enjoyed your blog and found it to be helpful- Thanks) Laura

  6. What a powerful quote!! I'll have to put this book on my list. Jill sent me her book list (I'm always on the prowl) and I read 'Its not okay with me' two weeks ago. I couldn't put it down and couldn't bear to read anymore at the same time. It was a HUGE reality check and reminder. I've yet to post about the book, hard to process what she's written.
    Thanks for the recommendation~


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