Carrier, by Jared Anderson

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
To preach good news to the poor
To bind up the broken-hearted
To make You known even more
So that people living in darkness
Will see the great light

I'll be the carrier of love and compassion
I'll be the carrier of light to the world
I'll be the carrier of hope and salvation
I will go shine Your light to the world

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
Freedom and truth to proclaim
Trade your ashes for the oil of gladness
And your sorrows for garments of praise

Here am I send me, send me.

Friday, October 22, 2010


When contemplating whether or not I really should create a blog page, I kept asking myself, and God, why am I doing this, and who on earth is going to read my blog?  I lead a very quiet life with my husband and two children on our family farm...not much to blog about!  But over the course of several years my eyes have been opened to a world that is not so quiet, not so peaceful, of which there is much to be said~the world of orphans, of children abused, neglected, and oppressed.  These children have no voice, they alone are powerless to change their world. 

Since I was a young girl I have had a heart for these children, and have started down many different roads in an effort to reach out to them.  One of those roads has been that of adoption.  By taking us down that road, God has shown me that what these children need is SO much more.  Every child deserves a family to love them and a home where they are safe and secure.  But the reality is that there are over 140 million orphans in the world today, and many more children in foster care or homes where they are abused and neglected.  While these kids desperately need a safe home with a mother and father to love and protect them, their most immediate needs can only be met by their Father in Heaven, by being adopted as sons and daughters of God.  Which leads me to the purpose of this blog!

God has called me to be a carrier of His love, His healing, His protection, and His Word to these precious little ones.  There are many ways He has shown me to do this: adoption, advocacy, fundraising, mission trips, etc.  But the most powerful tool He has equipped me with is prayer.  Like an aircraft carrier, in times of war, deploys air power worldwide from one location, I deploy prayer power worldwide from this one humble location in the countryside of Texas!  The war for the orphan is not fought on a battlefield with tanks and missiles.  It is fought in the hearts of man, by those who believe in Jesus and His own heart for the fatherless.  The mission of this carrier can be summed up by the lyrics to Jared Anderson's song "Carrier" (written above), and the most powerful weapon we have is prayer.  As James 5:15 says, "The prayer that is of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him." 

There's much more to come, but until then, please join me in launching prayercrafts for the fatherless!  Thank you for taking the time to visit the blog!


  1. What do you mean by prayercrafts? I've never heard that term before.

  2. Hi Tamara! "Prayercrafts" is a term I use for prayerful spiritual warfare. It came from the analogy of an aircraft carrier, which launches aircrafts into battle. I have felt called to be a "prayercraft" carrier, launching prayercrafts into battle, especially for orphans and children in need. That's the short version of the meaning of prayercrafts! :)