A sweet Puerto Rican family stood in the gap for him and loved him and provided for him, though they didn't have to. I thank God often for putting them in his life - I truly believe that he'd be a different man if they hadn't been there. It was there that he found Jesus, there that he learned what love really is, there that he felt he had a "home" and was protected.
God could be calling us to anything - adopting, fostering, working at an orphanage, helping orphans/children in San Antonio, unofficially taking in any kids that need a home and someone to love them. All we know is that we're supposed to be praying about it right now.
Kevin has recently taken a job with a local non-profit organization that helps kids that are aging out of the foster care system - they've never been adopted, don't have parental guidance and struggle once they hit adulthood. He pairs them up with mentors that help them bridge that gap - help with finding jobs, education, housing, general wisdom, etc. We've really found that there is such a large number of children that are looking to be loved here. It may be why He led us here!
Also, as a part of this process, we have decided to go on a mission trip with our church to Honduras to help at an orphanage that houses almost 600 unwanted, abandoned and abused children of all ages.
So I come today, asking you to pray for and with us!
Here are some ways that you can pray:
1 // that we be “Christ-like” to those we come across during our trip
2 // for the 600 Honduran children that don't have parents and just want to be loved
3 // for courage to share the gospel, diligence and energy to serve well
4 // for God’s provision and protection as we travel
5 // for the staff that live at the orphanage year-round and love on these kids
6 // for God's provision for each and every orphan - that He would always provide food, clothing, shelter and love
7 // that the Holy Spirit would break the language barrier and that the kids would understand us and vice versa
Thank you so much, friends! We so appreciate your support! It'll be quiet for a week around the blog, but I plan to post about it when I get back. Much love!!