"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans..."-- James 1:27
"If you love me, you will obey what I command." -- John 14:15

About

Welcome! My name is Christine, and I'm so glad you stopped by. I also blog at Everything is Blogsome. I hope to hear from you soon!

A bit about this blog:

I have always had an interest in missions from a young age. When I was little, I devoured the "Christian Heroes Then and Now," series by Geoff and Janet Benge. I imagined myself in a country like Africa, surrounded by cannibals and people who killed their twins, as I read about in the Mary Slessor biography. I especially wanted to work with children, as I have always loved little ones.
As I grew older, I became more unsure about whether I really wanted to go far away to any country-dangerous or not. I wanted to stay close to my family, get married, and have children. I went back and forth between the two, wondering what God had for me.
And that is where I still am.
But, in the past year, I met a little girl who came home from China through the miracle of adoption. I fell in love with her and eagerly read her updates while she was in the hospital for heart surgery. When she went home to Heaven, I was devastated. And yet, I had seen her, this untrusting, sick, little girl, learn to love and be loved, to know she was safe.
And I realized....there are many ways to minister to others. Whether that be in the workplace, sharing the Gospel, helping a young expectant mother, raising your children to know Christ, being a good big sister, and yes....taking the love of Christ to other countries. Kya's family had brought her home to their love, which was what she needed. Had she lived, they would have raised her in the knowledge of Christ.
So while I still do not know what God may have for me, I want to do what I can NOW. And one of those things, God has laid on my heart, is to advocate for those precious children living in orphanages and foster homes to help find their forever families. I also want to support organizations like Show Hope and Love Without Boundaries and so many others who help these children get to them, by caring for them medically and spiritually.
I will also try to occasionally share about sponsoring children through Compassion International and Gospel for Asia. These children are not orphaned, but without sponsorship, they may become orphans. So many families around the world are too poor to care for their children, so these little ones end up abandoned.

There are already a few posts on here, so I hope you take the time to look around! Please join me in praying for and advocating for these precious jewels. Let's get their stories out there by sharing on our blogs and social networks. And pray for them!
 
The title of this blog comes from two verses in the Bible I love...
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans..." James 1:27
"If you love me, you will obey what I command." John 14:15

8 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful blog Christine! I absoultley love it!

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    1. Aww thanks, Shelby! I so love blogging about my passion. <3
      By the way, are you still planning on posting a picture of your Correspondence Sponsor Child? :)

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    2. Yes, I am! I am so sorry that I haven't posted it yet! I will very, very soon!!

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    3. That's ok! I can't wait to see the picture. :)

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    4. Hi Christine! So, I was wondering. When you wirte to Erik, do you write to him with a paper and pen or do you do it over the internet? Thanks! :)

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    5. I have written to him twice, and both times I did it over the internet. I do have a handwritten letter waiting to be sent that I wrote close to two weeks ago now. Lol!:)

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  2. I love the christian heroes then and now series by the Benges! I have so many of them and I love reading them! :)
    That's cool that you like them too. :) Have you read the newest one about Samuel Zwemer? It's so awesome!
    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. Aren't those books good? I read many of the books in a very short amount of time. I haven't read any new ones in a while. I originally read them when we borrowed a bunch of books from some friends. I bet it was good, though!

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