Monday, February 25, 2013

Prayer Partners Needed

Doors opening to allow us to follow the command of James 1:27...to care for orphans and widows in distress.  The Lord has clearly burdened our family for the orphan, and though "our van is full" as we often say, the need is still great and the burden has not left us.

However, as with any burden, we can and do not wish to carry it alone.
"Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." 
Matthew 11:28
There is no way that one family can ease the plight of the orphans.
But when we pray and ask for God's help, when we lift one another up in prayer, the burden is lighter, and much can be accomplished.
Prayer is essential!

Recently, I began volunteer work for Baobei Foundation located in Shanghai, China.
"Baobei Foundation works with Shanghai medical professionals to provide life saving neurological or gastrointestinal surgeries to Chinese orphans."
If you click on the above link, you can see some of the beautiful babies under their care.
But the key issue here is that they are indeed orphans.
And though they are receiving phenomenal care before, during, and after surgeries, they are still without a forever family.  Once they reach a certain level of recovery, they are destined to return to the orphanage from which they came.

These children are the "least of these".
 "Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'  Matthew 25:45
Scripture makes it abundantly clear, that we are to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving the least of these...the orphans.  And if we choose to ignore them, or wait for someone else to do something, we're not doing right.
If you're reading this, and you decide to close this blog without another thought, just remember, others are doing the same thing.  So, if not you, who is supposed to help?  If everyone closes this page and does nothing, what is going to happen to these precious children?

So, I'm coming to you readers, looking for earnest prayer partners.
Prayer warriors that will intercede on a daily basis for just one of these children.
I want people who will pray for upcoming surgeries, a forever family, and for whatever need may arise for "your child."

If you are one of faithful prayer, and would like to be a part of one of these children's lives, leave a message with your email so I can contact you privately. ( I won't post comments containing emails for privacy reasons).  And if you have children that pray faithfully, they are welcome to participate, too.  What a wonderful way to include them in the life of someone truly in need.
 In becoming a prayer partner, you will be agreeing to the following:
1. To pray daily for "your child."
2.  You will not post their photo anywhere online for the protection of the child, and future adoption prospects.
3.  Post their photo at home where you will see it daily...many times...to be in constant prayer.

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