Mathew 18: 12-14
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost? And if it should be that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost. Just so it is not the will of My Father Who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost and perish.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
How are you? We are very well and covered in peace as we have decided to adopt a little boy from Russia named Samuel. God has settled that he is our son and with a huge leap of faith and tears Marcos and I have begun the adoption work to start our Family!
He has given us a vision and several areas of great wisdom as to how to find 50,000 for adoption. God has given us a number 376 people, so we start there and work and sell, apply for grants and do all we can as we stay on bended knee to bring home a precious child!
We are so grateful and seeing God's kindness pour out like rain makes us shiver with excitement for the things to come. To God we give all the Glory and Praise.
However we must hurry as time is running out for Samuel.
We seek your prayers and your help. Will you give $125 to get Samuel home to us? This is our hearts seeking those in the family of God who can give any amount in prayer and support. Know that God will be glorified in each action and know we are already thankful to Him in heaven who knows the plans He has for Samuel, Marcos and Jamie as well as you all.
We ask that you take the information in prayer and seek God and ask how to give? An envelope has been provided for all monetary donations and prayer teams and partners. Please return it to us as soon as possible with reply. You will save the life of one left behind and we are more than grateful, Thank you doesn’t quite work here..Blessings on your generosity, Life and Love from our awesome creator..Christ the Lord.
Since Marcos and I were engaged, orphans have been on our minds. We decided after getting married we would, save pray and research every countries, requirements, needs, costs and process of adoption. This included the USA, of course. Korea, China and Moldova were always on the scene, as well as Nepal and you guessed it, Russia. In our short lives we have seen and served in 13 countries. I have served with over 400 orphans in Africa, Mexico and China through God;s grace with COMMIT Ministries. Praise be to God only. So, in the midst of research we spotted a request. A request from a fellow orphan advocate to travel and help the kids in Russia. I was busy, its conference season and I only had about two days to decide. After reading the blog to Marcos he said, go pray about it, lets pray about it. We did. I left for Russia only regretting Marcos could not follow due to passport expiration. I met several kids, I pondered and prayed and I had the honor to hold the hand and feel one boy sleep on my shoulder during a circus. I came home and the encouragement began first from prayer teams, than friends, than family and the biggest ever from Marcos telling me ,” This is our son.” Peace consumes us and the song by MWS “ Leave it to me, I will lead you home” resonates.
For a social orphan in Russia, the future is not bright. I know if you have read this far, God is pulling your heart to understand why we have chosen Russia, an older boy and now. If you research any stats on these kids, you will find some understanding of why now, why him and why Russia. I can give you the grim stats, recommend some hard to watch documentaries but i’m gong to simply trust that you will take this to the Father and see that Samuel’s future could be one of Blessing. Please trust us with this, we want nothing more than to honor God and give Samuel the love that God first gave us in our families and life. We are asking a great deal. We have prayed and counted the cost, asked for God’s wisdom and will continue to do so.
Now, all we need is your help. we have already begun the process with a home study and interviews. We will need to stop as we will be out of funds very soon. You can see your funds at work with protected information on a private website. Please know the urgency of Samuel’s situation as his age makes him very vulnerable to aging out and being on the streets for good.
This is a total surrender in Faith and we cannot do it alone. God Bless you and Thank you for your prayers and gifts. Covered in grace and Grate fullness,
Marcos, Jamie and Samuel
With great Thanks,
Marcos and Jamie Barros