Saturday, March 8, 2008

Adoption/orphan Ministry

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

I think this verse supports an orphan ministry having an adoption aspect to it. I think that those that have been through asoptions are great mentors for those going through an adoption. It means a lot when people tell you that they are praying for you, but there is a different sense of comfort when someone that has adopted tells you that they are praying for you. There is more of a connection because they understand some of the emotions that you are feeling. It is easier to be open with them and tell them where you are struggling because they have been there and may have some suggestions. Please be open and willing to listen to and pray with people that are going through trials that you have faced in the past (whether that be adoption, a sick child, or anything).

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