Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's a Gotcha Day in Romania!


My heart is full of joy and praise at the goodness of God and the miracle of adoption. Today in Romania, after a very long 2 ½ year journey, the Howerton’s largely welcomed George ‘Joey’ Joseph and Gina Grace into their family forever! Never again will these children know the pain of abandonment. Never again will they yearn for love!

Praise God that He is a father to the fatherless… He sets the lonely in families! (Psalm 68:5-6)

As I rejoice with the Howerton’s on this historic day in their family’s history, I also give thanks that God has extended the free gift of adoption to all who will receive it in faith- believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Galatians 4:4-5

What comfort and peace are found in knowing that once we accept His gift we will never be separated from Him! He will never turn His back on us, or look the other way. His love will remain steadfast no matter how far we may stray. There will never be a place that you and I can go where He is not already there. Never will the burdens of our lives become too heavy for Him to bear. His guiding hand will lead us safely along life’s path right to the door of eternity- where we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

There are no orphans of God!

 

There are millions more children waiting for love, and there are many families who have opened their hearts to adoption. Many are waiting on the Lord to provide the resources necessary to bring their children home. You and I have an opportunity to come alongside these children and families with our prayers and financial support. If you would like to have a hand in redeeming two more children, and ushering them into the arms of love forever click here to chip in.


Amazed by His Grace,

Melissa


PS. Here is video of the very happy Howerton children during the "Joey and Gina Party"




 If you would like, you can read the details of their exciting day here. ( This will give you a very good picture of what life is like  in Romania.)

Baron, Joyce, and Children, I am so happy for you! My thoughts and prayers are with you often. I am praying that we will meet again on your side of the ocean. God Bless You!


2 comments:

Joyce Howerton said...

We are still smiling!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

Thank you for sharing the link to help bring home Junior and Diamoh.

I love you!

Praying for you today!
Jill

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