What if 2013 was the year that:
- Every waiting child in the US and Canada was adopted into a Christian family
- Every child waiting for their family through international adoption was united with their family
- Every Christian globally realized that they are called to care for the fatherless
- Every country decided that they must do something to provide permanence for their orphans
- Every country closed to international adoption opened back up
- Every family waiting got the phone call or email they have been praying for
- Every church developed a culture of adoption
- Every orphan has a chance to hear the gospel
What would you add to the list? Will you join us in praying that this would be the year that God does more than we can ask or imagine for the fatherless!
Adoption. Foster Care. Global Initiatives. The annual Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit VII will be held at Saddleback Church in Southern California on May 3-4, 2012.
ABBA Fund will be represented along with many other Christian orphan care organizations. Participation is open to anyone interested in God’s calling for us to care for the orphan.
In addition to more than eighty breakout sessions, speakers include Francis Chan, Dennis Rainey, Rick Warren, Russell Moore, Dr. Karyn Purvis, and Jedd Medefind, the President of the Alliance. Steven Curtis Chapman, Geoff Moore and other musicians will also minister through stories and music.
If you can’t attend, continue to follow ABBA Fund on this blog, Facebook and Twitter to following the Summit happenings. More information about conference registration, venue and schedule can be found on the Summit VII website.
A kind note came in today to Dan Cruver, Director of Together for Adoption, and we’d love to share it with you all. This adoptive father was excited to share some news about accepting a leadership position at a domestic adoption agency and provided encouragement by sharing some of his testimony. ABBA Fund was blessed to be a part of this family’s adoption journey by providing an interest free loan through one of our church partners at the end of March this year to help bring their child home!
I wanted you to be one of the first to know, because the Lord has used you as a very instrumental part of this process in our lives over the last few years. Looking back we can see that we were at a watershed moment when we attended the first Together for Adoption Conference in Greenville. Honestly, it’s a little scary to think about the turn our lives might have taken had we not attended the conference. Out of that one weekend the Lord enabled us to joyfully embrace adoption as a picture of the Gospel (as opposed to embracing it begrudgingly as our “Plan B”). Through your ministry, we were blessed to have a Gospel perspective on adoption from the start, and it’s made all the difference in our journey over the last few years.
I can’t really express in an e-mail the passion that we now feel for adoption. I suspect it’s similar to what you feel in your own heart. Suffice it to say that we have a strong sense that this is where the Lord has been leading us for quite some time. Not only have we been blessed to adopt our children, but we are now asking the Lord that He would work through us to advance the Gospel in broken lives all across our state, that many birthmothers would come to know Jesus, and that many children would be saved from abortion.
Thank you again for your ministry; know that God is working through you and through T4A in very real ways.
To find out about this year’s Together for Adoption Conference, please visit www.togetherforadoption.org.
It’s always great to hear stories from adoptees who also adopt! Here is just one of those beautiful stories of a woman carrying on the legacy…