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Rwanda Adoption Project

July 20, 2009

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Above is a picture of my sister, Kara, and her family (Husband, Ryan, and kids, Molly-6, and Blake-4).   God has been moving powerfully in their lives and has put on their hearts the desire to adopt internationally. The process began roughly a year ago and should culminate sometime early this fall.  Just last week they heard the good news that they were receiving two new sons: Etienne (a-tee-en) 33 months old, and Daniel, 18 months old.

While adoption is universally practiced in our culture, adoption is a uniquely Christian doctrine.  Chapter XII of the Westminster Confession of Faith states the following of adoption:

All those that are justified, God vouchsafes, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption,[1] by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God,[2][3] receive the spirit of adoption,[4] have access to the throne of grace with boldness,[5][6] are pitied,[7] protected,[8] provided for,[9] and chastened by Him as by a Father:[10] yet never cast off,[11] but sealed to the day of redemption;[12] and inherit the promises,[13] as heirs of everlasting salvation.[14]

It again shows that every good thing of this world is but a shadow of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As always, Piper says it better than me:

To follow their story, check out their blog.   If you are a believer, please pray for their family and their two new sons.  If you would like to support their cause (private adoption is expensive!), you can purchase a “Rwanda Adoption Project” t-shirt with portions of the proceeds going to their family.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Julie Holz permalink
    July 20, 2009 8:08 PM

    Great blog. All the info is important and I love John Piper’s perspective on adoption.

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