Friday, June 3, 2011

Leap. Now. Really? Yes, really!

Why must we do things we find most uncomfortable, most unpleasant? There are things we could do for God that, well, are easy. So why can't we just do those things? But that is just now how it works. He ask us time and time again to LEAP. I always say that when God speaks you have two choices. Obedience and Disobedience. So when he ask you to LEAP, do you LEAP?

Well, we have leaped. We are not doing this for recognition, a pat on the back, to be a saint. We simply LEAP because to not do so is actually scarier than the LEAP. I don't ever want to be outside the will of God. So even when the will of God for my life seems uncomfortable, unpleasant, hard work, I know that being outside of his will, well....just sucks. How's that for 'religious talk'? It sucks, it does. There is no other word that better describes it. You just don't want to find yourself outside his will.

So, here we are,

~ Uncomfortable ~

We must raise $10,000 to adopt the child the God has led us to. This leaves us most uncomfortable. We are givers, not receives. Yet, God has asked us to be receivers. To fundraise. To admit we can't do it on our own. To LEAP. To TRUST. And, so to be 'in his will', we are fundraising.

For some the words "rescue mission" are taboo. Some really dislike the idea of fundraising for a "particular child". So folks let's not call it a rescue mission. Let's not raise funds to "save this child". Let's raise funds to be in the center of God's will. Let's raise funds to help out our brothers and sisters in Christ who are called by the God of the Universe to adopt 1 more child. Will you help us? Will you help with the massive expense?

The cost is over $23,000. We started out with $13,000.

“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26

Dale and I have pray that God would use our story to inspire others to adopt. We believe that there are many who will respond to God’s request for them to LEAP if they knew and saw just how God can work when it comes to the Fatherless. You simply LEAP and God shows up by using those around us to embrace his plan, embrace the orphans and the call. In the month of May we raised over $2,400. We still have $7,500 to go.

Will you help? Will you be part of the mission that God has set forth? Will join us?


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