In all the conversations I’ve had with you, my dear readers, over the past few months, you have talked to me about Harvey, Brandi, Kramer, Garnet, Theodore, and Penny.
You have opened your hearts to me. You have trusted me with the knowledge of your love for one or the other of these little ones. You have declared that you are committed to praying for families for them. Some of you have even shared with me your deep hopes that God would break down obstacles and bless your family with one of them.
But in all these months, throughout all these conversations, nobody has mentioned Chad. Sometimes I would mention him, with no response.
The total silence was beginning to feel eerie. Maybe there was some sort of weird blockage going on. Maybe nobody could see his photos or see the words written about him.
I began to wonder…
And in one of my recent blog posts about the children, I asked you, Is anyone else out there specifically praying for a family for Chad?
Can anyone else out there see Chad? Is anyone else caring about him? I mean caring about the individual who is Chad, not just as another one of the Pleven children? Is anyone else out there burdened for Chad’s life, and just haven’t yet voiced it to me?
Surely I cannot be the only one?
Is anyone else out there specifically praying for a family for Chad?
So I still wonder.
Why doesn’t Chad have a family yet?
Can anyone else see this small curly-headed nine year old boy? Has anyone else out there really seen him?
A young friend who recently visited the orphanage did see Chad!
She told me about their meeting!
As soon as I saw his name in her email, my heart leapt!
There’s precious Chad! She saw him! He’s not invisible after all!
“He is so tiny and adorable. He interacted with me, reached out for me, and even concentrated on looking at a book for a few seconds. He has the best giggle ever [He] was definitely interested and engaged in our interaction.”
“I can’t believe his file has never been requested.”
“I pray that his family finds him soon.”
The more obstacles I see in front of the waiting children, the more I expect to see God do great things on their behalf!
This weekend marks two years since our family first watched the Serbia video. Two years since God first opened our eyes to the need of the little ones with special needs in Eastern Europe. Two years since I quoted these words…
“Nothing exceeds thy power, nothing is too great for thee to do, nothing too good for thee to give. I ask great things of a great God.” ~The Valley of Vision
Friends, may I challenge you?
Please print out Chad’s photos and put them where you will see them every day!
Then pray with all your might that God will open the eyes and heart of the family He has chosen for this formerly invisible boy!
Friends, Chad is helpless to plead his own cause. Let’s boldly ask great things of our great God!
Below you will find the information you need in order to request more information about adopting Chad. You do not need to be home study approved or even in the home study process to request more information about Chad or any of the other children waiting in Pleven!
Please email Andrea Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. If you take me up on my challenge to pray for a family for Chad, could you please leave a comment on this post or email me at email@example.com to let me know? I would appreciate this more than you could guess! Thank you so much!
P. P. S. Earlier today, we heard from Crystal, who’s currently in charge of the It’s Tommy’s Time auction, that some of you requested that the auction be extended because you were having trouble placing bids due to weather-related spotty internet access.
Now our family can’t get through to Crystal!
So until further notice, Tommy’s auction will remain open for bids rather than closing at midnight tonight as planned. Thank you, friends, for bidding! You continue to be an incredible blessing!!!