Rwanda Adoption Project
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, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God, receive the spirit of adoption, have access to the throne of grace with boldness, are pitied, protected, provided for, and chastened by Him as by a Father: yet never cast off, but sealed to the day of redemption; and inherit the promises, as heirs of everlasting salvation.
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.