Itâ€™s been a
great, busy and full week here in the office. We have families traveling
to China, Ethiopia, Brazil & India and weâ€™re in prayer for all of these
families as many of them will be meeting their children for the first
time! What a privilege it is to serve families in these situations.
If you, like me,
received a calendar in the mail a bit late â€“ we apologize for that. I got
mine in the mail, opened it up, and saw the â€œMerry Christmasâ€ mentioned in the
letter and thought, â€œWeâ€™re a bit late wishing folks a Merry Christmasâ€¦â€â€¦
but I suppose in one sense we can think of every day as Christmas if we
view it as Christ being present and alive and our Savior who came to set us
free. However you might look at this, please accept our apologies for
this coming later than we hoped. There were delays with our printer and
setbacks with shipping. Though itâ€™s late, it is great â€“ what beautiful
children we have been able to serve. Thanks to all the families who sent
Many of you will
have seen our agencyâ€™s announcement that we were one of the agencies chosen by
Haitiâ€™s adoption authority to receive a license to conduct inter-country adoptions from Haiti.
This is a great privilege and a responsibility we take very seriously. We
look forward to serving the people of Haiti and helping children find loving,
safe and permanent families.
excited about our agencyâ€™s role as we continue to develop a domestic adoption
program. Weâ€™ve been able to counsel and assist more women who are dealing
with unplanned pregnancies or challenges during pregnancy. We thank God
for our opportunity to provide assistance, support and care towards these women
and trust that God will use our work to ensure children grow up with
families. If you know a woman in Virginia who may benefit from our
counseling, care and assistance, please have them call or text 703-346-4921.
-Brian Luwis, Founder and CEO