Fave Five on Friday
If you have followed along at www.confidentofthis.com, or if you know my family, you probably have heard us talk about adoption. I am passionate about adoption and believe it to be at the very heart of God. My husband and I continue to seek and pray about how and when we will add to our family through adoption, but we know it is not an “if”. At one time I felt like I couldn’t advocate for adoption because we have not adopted yet…
but I’ve decided that’s just silly.
I am going to talk about it, because maybe someone reading doesn’t know about the 147 million orphans in the world today.
|A is for Africa digital print|
Maybe someone didn’t realize that the millions of lives lost to HIV/AIDS in recent years in Africa has left a generation of fatherless children.
Maybe someone reading needs to respond to a call to adopt.
So, today’s Friday5 is a more serious than some of the past entries. But I simply cannot NOT talk about the fatherless. I hope you’re OK with that :)
I hope that if you’re not, your heart will become tender as you watch the following videos, which are, in my opinion, some of the best adoption related videos out there.
May you pause and open your heart to hear these stories today:
Read more about this mom’s journey to adoption at http://www.onethankfulmom.com/ It is FULL of resources for adoptive parents.
Visit Steven’s orphan care/adoption ministry here: http://www.showhope.org/
Or click the image below for more info on Mary Beth Chapman’s book, Choosing to See:
Visit http://amazima.org/ for more on Katie’s story. Or pick up her incredible book here:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27