Updates from this Past Week
The family reunion on Saturday was cold and rainy â€“ but we really enjoyed seeing all the families and it was wonderful celebrating Amy & Linekerâ€™s marriage vows together. We had a time of sharing memories and stories of Amy and Linekerâ€™s work on behalf of families. Many of you told about how they solved problems, remained calm and helped you through the travel portion of your adoption. Afterwards, in our pavilion, we had burgers, hot dogs and got to catch-up with one another. Thanks for making this a special event for Lineker and Amy â€“ and for me!
We had a â€œstaff reunionâ€ the following day at my house. Current and former staff, along with spouses and children gathered to see each other, reminisce and encourage one another in our work. It was great to see that the God who started our work is continuing to provide. The Lord has provided our agency with faithful, intelligent, compassionate and hard-working staff for years â€“ and the Lordâ€™s faithfulness to us in this measure is the biggest reason for our agencyâ€™s ability to serve as a blessing to more families.
I traveled to Nashville this week to participate in a board meeting of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. We talked a lot about the Orphan Sunday initiative that is coming up in just a few weeks. If you havenâ€™t heard about Orphan Sunday, please take this opportunity to visit the Orphan Sunday website and learn more. If your church isnâ€™t involved, see if there is a way you can have the pastor/preacher talk about the Bibleâ€™s message of advocating for orphans and Godâ€™s adoption of Christians that Sunday morning. Perhaps you could setup a booth with information about adoption, foster care and/or orphan care.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ~Galatians 6:9
– Brian Luwis, CEO