A WORLD WIDE EPIDEMIC!!!

I wanted to introduce what I hope to be the newest member of our family. Her name is Scout, for three years she has been fatherless, an orphan in China. For the last year my wife and I have had her picture on the wall in our dining room. At first it was just a reminder to pray for her, specifically that God would raise up a family to bring her home. The more we prayed the more apparent it became that God was calling us to be her family. Having just returned from China not even a year from the time God laid it on our hearts, I must say I had no desire to return. This desire has now changed and I will do whatever I have to in order to get her home. She is currently in a good place, but she is not with her family, she is in an orphanage and children don’t belong in an orphanage they belong in a family.

Scout represents what amounts to over 150,000,000 children just like her, children without a family. So I am writing this on their behalf, to be their voice to the world. Imagine for a moment what life must be like for one of these little one’s. No one to hold you when you are sad, no one to pick you up when you are down, no one to cry for you when the world is unfair, no one to defend you, no one to run to when your scared, no one that really seems to care. This is the life of an orphan and it only gets worse. Statistically we know that most of these children will not be adopted, they will end up on the streets as prostitutes, drug addicts, criminals or worse…they will end up dead. Never having known the love of a family, the love of a father, or more importantly the love of thee Father. We are called to be their voice, to be their advocate, to be their intercessor. Without the Church they are destitute.

PROVERBS 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.

I am also writing this to ask for help, I have resisted this for some time, mainly due to pride. I absolutely do not like asking for help. But then it dawned on me: What if one of my current children were in desperate need and I didn’t have the resources to help, what would I do? Would I reach out to any and everyone I could to bring them the help they needed? The answer is a resounding yes, and so whatever pride I have I must swallow in order to help my child.

It is likely you are now asking the question: If you don’t have the resources why are you adopting? If I were to tell you, it might hurt your feeling’s. The truth is, with a 150,000,000 million children needing families we just simply cannot wait for those who do have the resources to come to their senses. In some cases there are those who care deeply about the fatherless but are not in a position to adopt, and so it is to them that I make my appeal. HELP!!! Not for our sake’s but for Scout’s, it is time she came home to her family.  Provided is a link that will take you to a page where you can help. We would also ask that you keep us in your prayers as we begin the next leg of our journey.

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YOU SIR, CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!

These words are so offensive that many of you will not make it past the headline to read the article. Too bad, cause I am probably talking about you. You see, the truth is that while what I may have voiced in writing, Christians all over this Country are demonstrating by their actions (or lack thereof) everyday. We are called to be his witnesses. A witness is to bear testimony to the things he has seen, heard, and knows through experience. Proverbs 14:25 says “a truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. It is quite interesting to note that the word “witness” used in this case is the Greek word “Martus” which is where we derive our English word Martyr. Giving me the impression that this testimony we have is worth dying for.

To plead the fifth, and remain silent with so much at stake is criminal at best. Anytime a law is broken; a crime has been committed, and justice must be served. To have the knowledge that a crime has been committed and refuse to say anything is also a crime. In fact you become an accessory to the crime you have knowledge of. What is an accessory? I’ll give you the official definition.

Accessory to crime

Individual who was not involved in the actual carrying out (commission) of an offense but who (knowing a crime has been committed) conceals or harbors the culprit, or aids in his or her escape from arrest or punishment.

Satan has for too long been roaming around this earth seeking to whom he may devour. He lies, he cheats, he steals in order to accomplish his goal. In fact the Bible says he is the father of all lies, meaning that every lie that was ever spoken is the legitimate offspring of its father, satan. Therefore, for us to know the truth and not speak the truth, by default we become like the father of all lies and are now complicit in the affairs of the evil one.
While most of us make great Christians on Sunday, if truth be known we make even greater heathens on Monday. It’s been said that actions speak louder than words. Yet words must be spoken in order to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. So what must we do in order for our words to have impact? Simple, we must live as if what we claim the Gospel to be, is indeed true. Considering the current condition of the church I would submit to you that the vast majority of self-professed Christians do not believe what they claim. If we did, would not the Church look much different than it does?
Instead of being a watchmen on the wall, we have become mere spectators, watching as good men go down, down, down, straight into the clutches of HELL. Watching as the enemy continues to destroy family after family, and this is ok with us. I don’t know if a sadder state of affairs has ever existed.
Imagine for a moment if you will, you are a humble servant of a great king. The king comes to you and says, “I am going on a long journey and I’m not sure when I will return. I am leaving you in charge, protect the queen, guard my children,  take care of my possessions, and advocate for my kingdom.” You start out well, but after some time it appears as if the king is never coming back. You begin to sleep in later, go to bed earlier, until you have become so slothful in your diligence that when the king does arrive, he arrives to find his house broken into, his children are missing, his belongings have been looted, his kingdom is compromised and his bride is lying naked on the floor in a pool of her own blood having been raped and tormented by the enemy. Appalled by what he finds, he immediately climbs the guard tower to find you asleep and covered in your own vomit, having stayed up all night on a drunken binge rather than manning your post. How well do you suppose that king will be pleased with your service?
Yes, if you want to know the truth, here it is; we may not be saying with our mouths “you sir, can go straight to hell”, but we are certainly saying it with our actions. Man your post, the King is coming home.