Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Orphan Care Video: Meeting Long-Awaited Daughters

"I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord."
- Ezekiel 38:23

It's an odd thing to have friends whom you've never met. But in today's media-driven culture, it's definitely possible. Through the CollegePlus! forums, Tessa and Lissie became friends with a fellow student whose family was also in the midst of adding to their family through adoption. Since then we moms have also become friends.

Just a few weeks ago--after a 14-month wait--they were able to bring their two little girls home from Rwanda. I wish my technical skills were equal to displaying the video here. Instead, please click here to watch the video of the family's first few minutes together:

Together Day Video

We often talk about the negatives of the media, but a powerful good made possible through blogs is that we can learn about other nations and people groups. Our hearts can be stretched to be more like our Father's as we learn to hurt over their struggles. And we can develop mission-minded hearts that yearn for Christ to be shared around the globe. Let me please encourage you to visit Steps Directed. Page through our freinds' past few posts. You'll see some marvelous photos of their long-awaited daughters, but you'll also have the opportunity to learn about Rwanda. And please pray for Rwanda. As far as our friends know, not a single adoption has moved forward since they received their court date in February. In addition, elections are scheduled for August 8, and there may be a destabilizing of the government.

~Mrs. Beaver

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

This is a great story!
Could you contact me off-line? I'd like to come up with an article about CP! families adopting.

- Caitlin