Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Prayers needed

As most of the Ethiopian adoption community already knows, there are some major changes taking place for the future Ethiopian adoptions. I'm sure many of you have already signed this ePetition, but this is a plea for those who are not part of the adoptive community, we need your prayers and signature too.

Today is the first day of Lent, and we as a family take our season of preparation seriously. We spend focused time on God and His word and seek Him to prepare our hearts for both Christmas and Resurrection Sunday. I will be spending time praying for the Ethiopian children, adoptive families in the pipe lines, orphanage workers, and government officials. A common part of Lent is to think about those "less fortunate". And all I can think about are those families and children who are so poverty stricken in Ethiopia.

Our boys knew that deep poverty well. They knew a hunger that no one should know. They knew a loneliness and hurt and rejection that ONLY CHRIST can heal. As grateful as I am that our boys are home, my heart is grieving the situation in the Ethiopian adoption process. Heavy hearted today, I ask you to join me in prayer. Please click on the link and sign the petition. Please seek God on behalf of the children this new policy will effect.


  1. I'm right beside you, Cris, praying and sharing, signing, and lifting up our worries to Him. Special Hugs to you today.

  2. My heart is so heavy too. I think your plan of going deep in prayer for Lent is so beautiful. I just cannot really believe that this may come to pass, that all these precious children may remain institutionalized.

    Just saw your "I year" post. You've done an amazing job this year Cris. Seriously, you inspire me. The school decisions are tough....I know. After much prayer, we decided to put all 3 kids in the private school where Abbie goes. So they'll go 3 days a week, and be at home for 2. It's really what I need right now, to still have my kids home with me some days but to not be responsible for all the curriculum and planning and the social piece. We got there once a week to volunteer and Grace feels very comfortable there and loves it. Hope that your decision becomes very clear.

    It was great to meet you in person at 'Created.'

  3. I will be praying!

    Much love,
    Future Mama