“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I am going to refer to my yet unknown adopted grandchild as a 'she', although we may receive a little boy. That will suit our family just fine too. Originally my daughter wanted to adopt a baby girl from China but many of those adoption options have tightened or closed. My head is still oriented to a granddaughter so for the sake of this blog post, let me refer to my future grandchild as a girl. 

For the last two years, my daughter and her husband have been trying to adopt a child from Haiti. It has not been easy. It seems they have been faced with so many hurdles. An exhaustive home study has been done, the necessary police checks completed, fees paid; their dossier now sits with Haitian authorities. I have every confidence that the good people in positions of authority in Haiti will place a child soon into the loving embrace of her new parents -- my daughter and son-in-law.

Whatever child is eventually adopted will have won the family jackpot. Love and nurture  permeate even the walls of every room in my daughter and son-in-law's home. 

My daughter is a committed stay-at-home mother who encourages her children to dare to dream and believe they can become -- become whatever they want through effort and commitment. Our family believes that God puts every human being here for a purpose. Elders play an important role in helping our children find their God-given purpose.

My daughter and son-in-law are finding the adoption process a financial strain. They set up a GoFundMe account to raise $5,000 to help defray the costs associated with the adoption. I would invite readers of the HumanLifeMatters blog to consider a small contribution to help pay for a Haitian orphan to be adopted into our forever family and be an orphan no more. Click here https://www.gofundme.com/poundfamily

Whoever our child/granchild is, she will be raised in a nurturing environment that will encourage her to dare to dream and be her best. Together as a family we will help her overcome whatever challenges she faced as a orphan and come into her own as our daughter/granddaughter. 


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