This blog is a chance for us to tell our story and shine the light on the God who wrote it.

It is also a place for me to bring into the spotlight the millions of orphans around the world who are waiting for the Body of Christ to fulfill God's command to "care for orphans and widows in their distress" (James 1:27)

Soli deo Gloria... (All Glory to God Alone).


A Family for Brandon


A fellow adoptive mama sent me this picture a couple of weeks ago, and when I saw it my heart leapt.
This sweet little boy is in the same orphanage Mei was in and we have pictures of her wearing that exact same outfit!
Most every parent who has adopted internationally and been to their child's orphanage will tell you that one of the hardest parts of their trip was walking out of that orphanage and leaving behind so many children who still needed a family.  When we visited Mei's room that day over a year ago, I looked closely at each child.  Then I whispered a prayer that God would allow me to do something more for them... for all the ones forgotten... all the ones left behind.

Friends, this is Brandon.  He is a real boy, not just a picture.  Here in America when we look at his picture and we think about his needs, we think about what we don't have- the time, the money, the energy, the love- to raise this child.  But it all comes into perspective when you are standing in an orphanage surrounded by these precious little ones- these little ones who have so little,  lacking even the basic things we take for granted (like family).  All of a sudden you realize how much you have.  And how much you have to give.

Little Brandon is three years old and he needs a family to bring him home and call him their own.  His special need is arthrogryposis, and he is listed on an individual agency list.  If God is tugging on your heart and you just want to know a little more about Brandon, please contact me at haleyuf at hotmail dot com.

Lifting up prayers for sweet Brandon tonight and trusting that God has a perfect plan for this boy's life!

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