Monday, October 12, 2009

Teaching James 1.27

"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."
Anyone who knows our family knows we embrace the concept of adoption completely. It is biblical. Although we have physical limitations to bring in all orphans, we certainly hope to practice James 1.27 in some capacity. When I asked Makana to think about what kind of people she wanted to help with the money we raised from our yard sale, it was almost a "no-brainer" for her. "I want to help children who don't have mommies and daddies." Later it expanded to "children without brothers and sisters" as well. We watched some videos online to see how the money could tangibly help children, and she decided to help adoption agencies (one international and one domestic) and fill two shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

She went through her toy and clothes collection to select things that could go to the sale. :)

By mid-morning of our sale, Makana got the hang of asking people to place their donations in one of the two piggies, "This one is for adoption agencies, and this one is for Christmas children." :)

Hopefully, her heart is being nurtured to love God and others. :)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for giving our children understanding toward God's plan of adoption. "Spur us on, Lord, to see things as you do."


Donna said...

I'm always so encouraged and challenged by the way you and Dave thoughtfully parent. Thanks for sharing your life experiences with the rest of us!