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.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Update on Davids

Here (in blue) is the most recent post from Davids' host mama, Lisa, who has been in contact with potential families for Davids!:

"Keep praying! There is a family I just spoke with who is a possibility and one other as well.  Also, someone has offered to pay the money a family would need in order to file their I800, AND there is already a $1500 grant that came in to help as well. If a family is able to file by the 23, they will then have six months to complete the adoption. Keep those prayers coming!

Even MORE updates! This afternoon I was contacted by phone by a REPORTER from Indiana who is going to write a column about Davids this weekend.

There is a family who has a state homestudy and is working to see if they can complete the necessary requirements to be his forever family.

I am a planner by nature. This is testing that to no end as I "want" so much to plan for the What Ifs. What if he doesn't have a family by the 23... what can I do then. Can he come for a student VISA? Is there a family who would take him in that capacity? Is there a contact I can keep in touch with him through and help him financially to get stabilized? Etc Etc Etc... BUT we are waiting. We are being patient in God to see HIS glory shine through. And He's already bringing so many people together through this. He's raising awareness through this one boy. He's working. And I need to step back and let HIM work..." ~Lisa, Davids' host mom.

Click HERE to visit her blog, and continue to get updates straight from her.

Also, I received an email this afternoon forwarded from Barbara Lorenzo (with Adoption Related Services, Inc.) stating that "so far $3500 is committed toward the foreign and immigration costs.  ARS agency services are free, including Kelly’s casework.  Others are promising to take up collections when a family has come forward.  I have heard that Open Door is also willing to do something for any family that steps up, so the family has choices as to agencies."

GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE! 

Davids, we're praying for you, and doing everything we can to get you home!!  But it is God that will move the mountains, and place you in the loving embrace of your forever family!  He is calling His warriors into action for you, and whispering into the hearts of MANY!  He will not leave you as an orphan!  You are LOVED in a mighty way, sweet boy!   

PRAISING OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN!!!

~Ashley

3 comments:

  1. So happy to hear an optimistic update about Davids! We are thinking of him and praying here that he will find his family!

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