"A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families..."Psalm 68:5-6a

Sunday, November 4, 2012

the Johnson family (no relation!)...true religion

I ran across the Johnson's blog, Whole Lotta Love, while I was searching for info about Heath...the boy who opened my heart to international special needs adoption. I love the heart the Johnsons have, & the vision they feel called to makes me want to jump for joy!
Here's their dream, in their own words...

~The dream is to establish a small group medical home for bedridden orphans. The dream is to work with the local government to take the most vulnerable from the orphanages and provide them with nutrition, therapy, medical care, and plenty of hands on lovin and attention. The dream is to work in conjunction with the local church to employ Ukrainian believers to care for the children. We would love to help mobilize the local church to care for their own.

The ULTIMATE dream is for God to establish a network of these group homes all over the country.
Sounds impossible? Yep, we know.

"Jesus looked at them and said, 
'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.' ” 
Matthew 19:26~

This is one more amazing example of the diverse ways God calls His people to minister to orphans! He comes at it from all different angles. I love to think of His hand, weaving the threads of all our lives into this amazing tapestry!

Some may ask, why the Ukraine? Why these specific children, when there is suffering all over the world? Here's the Johnson's simple answer, the only answer needed...

~There are orphans all over the world.
There is suffering all over the world.
But, God has called us to these specific children and this specific country. We don't know why, and that's okay. So, I guess the answer to this one is simple: God said so. :)~

That's really what it all boils down to. We know we are supposed to care for orphans, but sometimes people get lost when they wonder HOW they personally are supposed to be involved. All I can say is pray...pray, & ask God for a heart that would be aligned with His heart in this matter, & ask Him to reveal what your role ought to be. God is still revealing to me what my role is. I'll share more on how I got to the point of advocating for adoption, for Simon, in my next post. Until then, seek Him!

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