Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What Would It Take?

What would it take for you to answer God's call to care for the orphan?

Let me introduce you to one of Nora's newest friends at the orphanage...her name is Whitney.

Whitney just came to the orphanage last month and is unfortunately severely malnourished. In this photo (taken just three days ago), Nora is a healthy 7 month old. Whitney...get ready for 3 years old. THREE!!!!! At three years old she weighs in around 15 pounds and eats as if she was 9 months old. As far as I know, she also has not been matched with a forever family and clearly needs a loving home who can care for her! Now that she is in the orphanage, her feedings will be regular and hopefully get her gaining weight, but then what? Whitney needs a family to continue her care. I'm just curious if God would be calling you to be that family. The family who comes to her rescue after she leaves this family of little ones at the orphanage...she is the only one in this photo who still needs a Mom and Dad to call her own.

God asks us all to do our part in caring for the orphan...whether that is giving money towards someone who is adopting, going on a mission trip to an orphanage to love on the kiddos, or even adopting one yourself. If you have ever felt that pull on your heart and believe God is calling you towards this journey, little Whitney may very well be your daughter. If you are a person feeling that way at all, please contact me and I'll give you more information.

Blessings friends, and may God continue to spread His love towards each and every one of these precious children through our lives!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. It just confirms even more that our family needs to have another little one to love on.

  2. She breaks my heart every time I see her photo... and seeing her next to Nora is just amazing... I can't believe she is 3!! Praying that the perfect family will be found for her - someone with a lot of experience, patience and love as she will need extra doses of all of those.