Lorena in Peru, Irish in the Philippines, and Selby in South Africa.
I wanted to adopt children, but my husband put his foot down when we realized my illness was debilitating. So, we opted for children around the world. We love supporting World Vision — great ministry! Hope to do more some day.
When we first started, we let our kids pick out a kid that they would support (with our help). They tried to pick out kids close to their actual birthdays so they would have a “twin”. It’s been fun teaching them to care for others, and helping them learn to give.
Our first child got married about 2 years ago even though she was only 15, so we’re on our next generation now.
I didn’t realize you had an illness yet alone a debilitating one – I’m sorry I didn’t pick up on that sooner.
Hehe – that’s not an Obama-like logo – it is actually his logo from his website.
I suppose you could say I am an Obama fan – not sure I fit the definition of supporter (I didn’t give him money nor did I vote for him). Maybe there’s another basis for assigning the moniker?
Yes, I say I am pro-life, when the situation calls for it. But I do not only consider the lives of newborn babies – there are countless others out there that need someone to defend them.
I don’t control the spam filter (at least I don’t know how to modify it) so whatever it decides is offensive will put comments in the holding pen until I get the chance to approve it. I don’t generally believe in censoring people, but I will edit offensive language to something “clean” that still gets your point across. You haven’t crossed that threshold yet – so have it.
I’m curious – what do you see Pharisaical about all of this? Hypocritical maybe – but Pharisaical?
We have, in fact, considered adoption as well as becoming foster parents. Right now we have a full house with our married son and his wife, our eldest daughter and her newborn, and our two youngest daughters. My wife and I plan on at least becoming foster parents after we’ve finished raising our kids. Oh, and we did play a part in preventing an abortion once – we are ‘secret’ godparents of that child to this day.
We’ve also opened our house numerous times to friends of our children that have needed a stable home life. In this sense, we have quite a few “adopted” children. One who has never known her father and whose mother is an alcoholic; one whose “Christian” parents renounced their faith and got divorced – effectively shattering this young lady’s entire foundation of belief; another who’s father physically abused her mother before the mother finally had the dad arrested (we got the call about 2 a.m. when that was blowing up and received her about 3 a.m.)
You see, Jesus also said “and whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”
We do what we can – and I agree the best way to help people is in relationship.
very cool! im pro-life and that goes for the homeless guy we abort every day as we drive by and look the other way because he lives under the bridge in the not so green part of town. Keep pushing the questions man, cool blog.