Everyone that sees Marya or sees her pictures always tell us how beautiful she is and how happy she looks!
However, I want to share with everyone the picture of Marya that Dustin and I first saw on the waiting child list; the picture that when we saw her, we knew she was our daughter. This was the picture of a child filled with sadness and fear, a child with no joy and no hope:
Look at her now! What a difference hope & love can make! Could you give a child hope? Could you share your love?
* There are approximately 143 million orphans in the world.
* There are 2.1 billion professed Christians
* There are 159 million people who claim to be Christians in the United States alone
* If just 7% of all Christians in the world adopted one child, there would be no more orphans!
Maybe your not called to adopt,....but, maybe you are?
God calls us to look after orphans and to defend the fatherless; will you answer His call?
“The helpless put their trust in You. You are the defender of orphans Lord, You...know the hopes of the helpless. Surely You will listen to their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people
can no longer terrify them.”-Psalm 10:17–18
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you"-John 14:16
To find out more about what Scripture requires of us with regards to the fatherless I would recommend reading "Fields of the Fatherless" by C. Thomas Davis.