A Father’s Heart

I felt it. For the first time in my life, I actually felt it. I have prayed for it before, and thought I had felt itBut this time it was different – my prayer had been answered, my life changed. IT: the prayer “break my heart for what breaks Yours.”  I saw the bondage of sin. I witnessed the abuse of the innocent.  And in that moment, I felt my heart physically, emotionally, and spiritually break.

I now have a clearer picture of the Father heart of God. As Deborah and I sat there watching Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, I had asked God to speak to me during the documentary. The film focused in on Cambodia. In Cambodia some parents sell their daughters into the slavery- not for food, water or shelter, but instead for iPods, TV’s, and computers. As they were telling this story, a picture of a beautiful 2 year-old Cambodian girl came onto the screen. That is when it happened. That is when my heart broke for a country, and I accepted the call.

My mind began to race. What could I do? How could I help? Then through the clouds of my own thoughts, the light came bursting through in clear, convicting fashion:

 Adoption 

The picture became all too clear. A little girl bound for slavery. Deborah and I run quickly to the battlefield to rescue her. We adopt her, and appoint her an heir. She takes on a new identity. She is no longer destined to slavery, but instead to live as our daughter; to take on our name and our family calling. It’s the story of hope, and the message of Christ played out in her life. 

This idea was BIG – and then confirmation happened. God led Deborah and I to Galatians 4:4-7.

But when the set time had fully come,God sent his Son,born of a woman,born under the law,to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,Father.”So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

Our family mission is to bring hope and healing through the message of Christ.

Imagine what this little girl…our little girl will do for the kingdom of God with her new heritage!!!

How you can get involved:

       1. Pray for our family

        2. Participate in Running to Rescue June 9

        3. Continue to join us in this incredible journey of redemption, restoration and hope.