Monday, August 13, 2007

ADOPTION MINISTRY

We had a gathering at our house last night for about 20-25 folks at Watermark who are in various stages of the adoption process (were adopted, have adopted, in process, foster parents, etc). It was a very encouraging night of fellowship as we were priveleged to see God's hand in so many lives in such unique ways. This was the first of what we hope to be many gatherings in our local body.

Our prayer is that we would be a group that helps people process what the Lord might have them do as it relates to adoption and more broadly caring for the "orphans and widows" of our day. We look forward to many celebrations (and of course some heartache along the way).

We have some friends that will be making a decision this week about adopting three older children, so we ask everyone to join us in prayer for clarity and peace for all involved in this process. We know the Lord's plan for these children was penned an eternity ago.

3 comments:

Amy said...

please tell me that it is the three older siblings that were in Dallas for Bright Futures Camp...These kids continue to be on my heart! Keep us posted on this, please!

Eric & Tara said...

It was great to see your comment on our blog! The whole time (at the Gladney seminar) my husband and I were wishing that we knew who the other Ethiopian families were! I noticed on the sign in sheet that there were quite a few of us- I wish we could have met! Next time...

Emily and Moody said...

I found you on Eric and Tara's blog-- we have several good friends at Watermark. We live in Arlington and would love to find out more about your group!