A Few Changes at AWAA
Congratulations to the families that received referrals last week!
Amanda Lawrence has worked for our agency for five years â€“ and she is taking on a new role with our sister organization, Visiting Orphans. Her new role will enable her to focus on her passion for short-term mission trips and will allow her to continue ministering to orphans in a new capacity. Although weâ€™re sad to see her leave AWAA, weâ€™re glad to know she is still working alongside us. This is a great time to check out Visiting Orphansâ€™ website and see if there is a trip or partnership opportunity thatâ€™s right for you.
The previous director of Visiting Orphans, Dave Rathbone, will be attending graduate school this Fall. His presence in our office will be missed, but weâ€™re happy for him as he pursues this new stage in life.
The Rwanda Program is also changing. Ryan Hanlon will be focusing more on program development, and Terra Bailey & Caitlin Edwards will be working directly with families in this program. Anna Graham will have the role of supervising this program.
Despite these changes â€“ our mission remains the same: To help build families according to Godâ€™s design of adoption. At whatever stage youâ€™re in for your adoption, we hope youâ€™re encouraged to be following Godâ€™s leading on this journey.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.