February has been a very busy month for us! I know it is the shortest month of the year, but man! Where did it go?
Some of the jobs we have tackled this month have been finding new doctors, getting Arkansas driver's licenses, and STILL looking for a church. The kids have been so cute as they try to understand all of these mandatory and very boring activites. We visited one church and let the kids visit kids church. When it was time to go home Naomi told the director, "I am not ready to leave!" So the lady told Naomi, "it is o.k. you can come back next time." Naomi quickly looked up at her and stated, "no, we have to go to alot of churches." The lady then said, "it's alright, your mom and dad just want to find the perfect church for you." To that my four year old said, "no, we have to find the church that God has for us!"
What a simple view of what life should be. Stepping out of your comfort zone and praying for direction. The director of this children's church was so touched that at the age of four our little girl was able to articulate our desire to be exactly where God wants us.
Over the last month these verses have been going over in my spirit. Helping in some way to keep us focused on why we are here. Making it worth it all.
"But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, "How beautiful are the feet of the messengers who bring good news!" ~ Romans 10:14-15
Meet Oksana, a precious little girl from Eastern Europe.
She is beautiful, smart, outgoing, and has special needs. A fellow FamilyLife couple has been led of God to adopt this sweet little girl and save her from being institutionalized. Oksana is currently in an orphanage, but is nearing the age that she will be sent to an institution.
The Bible calls us to action on behalf of the orphan.
James 2:15-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:14, and II Corinthians 9:7
How can you help?
* Visit Larry and Erin Loraine's blog and get to know their family a little better.
* Click on the button that has Oksana's picture and give toward her adoption through Reece's Rainbow.
* Spread the word! Email, facebook, grab Oksana's button and add it to your blog.
This family is trusting God for the finances to bring this little one home safely so that they can give her the life that she needs. A life filled with laughter, love, rehabilitation, and God our father.