Sunday, November 6, 2011

Orphan Sunday

Today is Orphan Sunday and while we may not be in a place where we are ready to adopt an orphan, there are other ways to help.

This is Cecilia, a sweet girl who lives in Ghana.  Esi is an orphan and she lives with her aunt.

Esi She has been on my heart for a few weeks now.  Even though I have shown her to my husband and given him puppy dog eyes, he hasn’t given me the nod that we can go ahead and sponsor her.  I’ve nonchalantly left the computer with her bio page on the screen, but she hasn’t caught his eye like she has mine.

Esi is from Ghana, a country that has captured my heart.  Knowing that she is an orphan, I feel a maternal call to comfort and support her.  But, it is just not meant to be right now.

Maybe she is also calling to you?

Maybe you’re able to fulfill the scripture that says to “look after orphans…in their distress.”

I sincerely long to be able to sponsor this beautiful girl, but my heart would to rejoice to learn that she has been chosen by a loving sponsor who will minister to her and support her and she grows.