Rachele and Gary want to bless an orphaned child with a loving home and this child would also be a true blessing to Rachele and Gary. They are asking us to pray for them as well as the agency they are using. Right now the waiting period is 18 months or more. Jesus told us that we would have the power to call things that are not, as though they were; all we need is to ask for it and stand steadfast in faith that is has been done. In the past the agency has asked their community to fast and pray hoping that God will move the hearts of adoption officials so these children can be placed with loving families. They are fasting and praying from April 23-25 and are asking for our support. I am listing their letter below. I pray that you will make time to pray for these children and the parents looking to adopt and ask God to move mightily in the hearts and minds of everyone involved; In Jesus’ holy name, AMEN.
Specific Issues in Need of Prayer:
To decrease the wait time for referrals from China and El Salvador;
To allow more orphans in China to be listed and available for adoption;
For paper chasing China adoptive parents who need to reach their May 1st deadline;
For adoption agencies to be accredited in Russia;
For the hearts of leaders in the field of adoption to make decisions in the best interest of children – and not to be motivated by personal greed, ambition, or national pride.
We are praying boldly and in faith—as Jesus taught us in Mark Chapter 11:
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” -Mark 11:22-24
This would also be a great time to ask your church community, fellowship groups and bible studies to pray together for orphans waiting to be adopted. For those who can join us in prayer and fasting from April 23 – 25, we appreciate your support, prayers and faithfulness.
America World Staff