I want to share a praise report with you…
A father and daughter were reunited because my dad shared our story with the father.
The father is watching our video series to help him navigate this new relationship.
And a couple of other men are now encouraged to reach out to their abandoned children, too.
I am incredibly humbled by this news, especially since sharing this part of my life has been a stretch for me.
Thank the Lord for allowing my dad and I to help others. God gets all of the glory because it’s only by His grace any of this happened.
Abandonment is a big issue in our world. A growing percentage of children are being ditched by the people who are supposed to love them the most.
Sadly, most of them see God as another bad parent and walk the other way.
One of the biggest desires of my heart is to help these hurting children–child and adult alike–see the love of God for them.
The revelation of God’s love will heal the wounds of broken hearts.
The power of redemption is best expressed through the narratives of redeemed and restored lives.
I encourage you to share your story and watch how God uses it to change lives.
A 6 month old little boy died this week. I saw it on the news last night. His mom’s loser boyfriend neglected him and he died…
Another news story came on right after that one: A mom left her 4 children home alone and the house burned to the ground. Thankfully, all of the children escaped and are now in protective custody. At least they have a chance at a good life now.
I will never understand neglect and abandonment.
How could anyone harm an innocent child?
Children are an inheritance from the Lord. They are precious gifts! The most important thing someone can do is be a parent. When I think of the number of children who are suffering because of negligence and abandonment, my heart breaks.
I remember what it was like to grow up without parents. I had so many unanswered questions and I didn’t even know how to express them.
- Why wasn’t I good enough for them to stick around?
- What’s wrong with me?
- Do they even love me at all?
I wrestled with these questions for years. It wasn’t until I became an adult and allowed God to mend my heart that I finally understood the truth:
- It was never my fault.
- There is nothing wrong with me.
- I am loved deeply by my Heavenly Father.
One of the strongest desires of my heart is to share this truth with children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
These children are not damaged goods. They just need to be told the truth and given some hope.
Psalm 68:5-6 says:
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families.
I strongly believe that it is up to Christians to provide love and support for hurting children. Mentorship, foster care, and adoption are three great options that can forever change a child’s life.
The video project has begun!
My dad was able to edit and upload the first video of our project today.
I’m including the link below:
Grace over Abandonment Series, Part 1
We still have two more videos to record, so let me know of any questions you’d like for us to answer.
Also, I plan to type out the transcripts soon. I’ll post them here on my site when I share the second video.