Yesterday, as I was driving out into the community I was reminded about the orphans that live amongst the people here and how God calls us to take care of them.
I remember that a few years ago, a group of Christians in Washington State had the idea that if every congregation adopted children, there would be no more orphans in our state that year. But the project fell through. When children are raised in an ever-changing environment, they develop difficult behavior problems. Many parents, even good Christian parents believe it would be to much for them to have to try to change one of those broken lives.
Yet that is the condition in which God seeks man. It's very well known that the younger you adopt, the easier it is to raise a child within your family without a significant upheaval. But God does not want us to be forced to believe in him. He offers to adopt us as his own in exactly the state we're in. Whether we have great lives with great parents or terrible lives without, God calls us to serve him. He is one that will never leave you, and that is a promise no one else in the world can keep.
I am giving this money to you as a blessing in the same way that it was given to me! I pray that all of you would seek his will for your lives and trust his voice as you grow