Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ornaments with a purpose

One verse that has been near to our hearts since beginning the adoption process is James 1:17.
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. (NIV)

That verse is lived out in lives of Christians in different ways.  Some of us are called to adopt, but not all of us are.  There are many ways to look after orphans besides adopting. Prayer is a huge way you can help people you know who are adopting - pray for the health of their future children, pray for the potential adoptive parents as they prepare to parent a child from different circumstances, pray for the adoption process and the social workers involved.  Go visit this family at Filled with Praise for another way you can help "look after orphans."  They have Christmas ornaments for sale.

Here's the front:

and the back:
They can be personalized with a name, a different country in Africa, or a different bible verse. I suppose these could even be given a "missions" related theme instead of adoption.  Please visit their blog if you know someone who would like one of these, and if you are part of our family check with us before you order one - you might be getting one already!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing about our ornaments. I am so glad you like them.