Monday, January 25, 2010

Haiti - What can we do?

Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Who shall I send? And will go with us? Then said I, Here I am; send me.

Sending looks different for all of us. God doesn't speak to each person the say thing or speak to them in the same way.
I have received many phone calls and emails in the past week with some great questions. God is stirring peoples hearts for the people and children of Haiti. God is stirring each and every heart for a reason --- to bring Glory to God. You might ask how can this situation bring glory to God? When God's children respond with forward motion (a "yes" answer) to what He has put on their hearts it brings glory to God. Obedience.
#1 Question - Are orphans coming to Colorado? For the most part the children that have come to the US are the children who have been matched and in process to be adopted. No one knows for sure what the next couple of month will bring for the newly orphaned children of Haiti.
#2 Question - We really feel like God may be calling us to adopt from Haiti - what should be do? First and foremost you need a homestudy. If you have a homestudy already done it can be amended for an international adoption from Haiti. Colorado Adoption Center in Windsor is very familiar with working with Haiti and preparing homestudies for families 493-8816. Ask family and friends to join you in prayer during this decision process and ask the Lord to confirm His will for you and your family.
#3 Question - Is there a way to serve in Haiti? Absolutely! Contact organizations that are already serving in Haiti to see where you can be used. You will need a passport.
The most important thing that we can do as the body of Christ is to Pray. Never underestimate the power or importance of prayer. Prayer changes things!!
Be Prepared!! Be prepared to respond according to how the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart. We can rest assured that where ever God leads - He will be with us.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched Nor will the flame burn you.
Inquire of the Lord about how he wants you to respond to the needs in Haiti. You just never know when you say "yes" to the Lord how far reaching His hand already is moving on your behalf. :)

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