Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Burdened

From the moment I met her last August I had a special connection with another sweet girl from Ghana. I've been blessed to spend time with quite a few orphaned children in my travels, but never have I been so burdened for a child.

I think about her all the time. I pray for a family for her. I see her potential and her sweetness. I feel her arms around me and hear her begging me not to go because she will be sad. She deserves a chance at something more.

Will you take a moment to pray for precious Rebecca today? I pray God will answer my prayers for her and bring her to a loving home.

'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
Jeremiah 29:11

11 comments:

Annie said...

Oh, Stephanie - now you know how this works, it should be EASY the second time!

(From one who took four....
one.by.one.)

The Gang's Momma! said...

LOL - at Annie. It kinda is how this works, huh?! And so far, I only brought one home.

But Stephanie, I know what you mean. . . whatever the Lord has planned for this little one, for your family, you can be SURE that He has good plans to prosper you all, to give you a hope and a future beyond any thing you could dream up for her or for yourself!

And yes, I will pray for sweet Rebecca!

Kathy C. said...

Pray for a family--Yes, of course. But last time it turned out to be the family who asked us to pray who ended up going back for the child : )

I know, much easier said than done.

Bill and Christina said...

Those were my thoughts too!

Carla said...

She is precious! Do you know who is placing her... which US agency? You can email me at sweetpea31897@msn.com. Do you have to be present for the court date now? I remember reading about that.
Carla

CG said...

What a beautiful young lady. Lord, please bring her a family.

Leslie said...

I am praying for her.

Lena Wright said...

praying.

Eve said...

I will include sweet Rebecca in my prayers. I wish my husband and I could be financially able to adopt her into our home and family.

Deborah said...

It is wonderful to see that Mercy is home!! I am blogging again, and trying to see what is going on with my friends. I will be praying for Rebecca when I pray for Mary. I am so happy that your Sweet Mercy is home!

Kathy Eden said...

Praying for her!