One of the lovely people I’ve been privileged to get to know over the past several years is a mom named Dalas. She and her husband are a young couple with a desire to serve, and not at arms’-length! They are hoping that God will eventually make it possible for them to bring one or more of the most passed-over of waiting children into their own family.
To quote my friend, “…my heart is so in the place of adopting a child who has little chance of finding another family.”
But while they’re waiting eagerly to see whether God opens that door, they are not sitting passively on their hands! Far from it!
Dalas has been hard at work on a plan to help forty waiting children into families.
In her own words,
“My goal is to raise $20,000 for 40 children during Lent. I call it Forty Days to Forever.
[NOTE: For those like our family who don’t observe a traditional church calendar, Lent this year begins on Wednesday, February 13 and ends on Saturday, March 30.]
Here is how it works. We will be posting a daily Lenten devotional and giveaway. Each day we will be featuring a different child with the goal of raising $500 a day. 80% of whatever is raised on the day a child is featured will go toward that child’s adoption. The other 20% will go toward our “Honored Guest” which is the child we are focusing our fundraiser on for the campaign. This year we will be advocating for Lina on Reece’s Rainbow.”
Tiny Lina is not getting the care she needs to thrive, and her condition is deteriorating rapidly~
Wow!!! This is not a small dream…but our God is not a small God, either!
Please go to the Forty Days to Forever website and read more about the many ways you can be part of this work of compassion.
Then be ready to pray, fast, give, share, and volunteer.