Tuesday, June 19, 2012

No Greater Love

No Greater Love

You guys, I am so excited to read this book. Right now you can pre-order, but it goes live on Friday, and I can't wait to start reading. It's the true story of a man and his family and their move to Ethiopia to rescue a group of children that normally would have been killed to due to superstitious beliefs. They facilitated adoptions for these kids and continue to do so. Yesterday I spent a bunch of time on their website learning about their community in Ethiopia. Essentially, they partner widows and orphans, such a brilliant idea, and a beautiful way to restore both. A widow becomes mom to several children. They live in a house in this community, and through sponsorship of the family, are able to send the kids to school, feed them, take them to church, etc.

The whole thing is just gorgeous. I'm really looking forward to reading this this weekend. If you want to learn more about their organization, Bring Love In, click here. Check out the shop and consider sponsoring a family if you have the means. 

And I'd also like to take a second to encourage some folks, here. Mamas, I'm in the pile of 'waiting' folks. We just hit our 1 month wait mark (not that long, I know), but it was possible that we'd have a referral by now. Not the case. In fact, for us it's looking more and more like we'll be in the post rainy season crowd, which is a little disheartening. As that deadline is approaching, let me just hug all of you who are feeling like you might miss it. I'm sorry. I know sooner is better to you. Me too. But we'll get there. God's got a plan and his timing is perfect. For now, let's just settle into summer and be present for the ones He's already blessed us with. You with me? 


  1. Thanks for the book suggestion! I can't wait to read this! (the last book suggestion you gave "From Ashes to Africa" was wonderful - I read it in a day and a half!)

    And, yes, I am with you...it's so difficult to just rest in Him and be present in the here and now while in the midst of waiting for your newest addition. He will sustain all of us mamas-in-waiting! Praying for you!

    1. you too! and i'll check out from ashes to africa. i have no idea why i haven't read it yet. will do.