We leave this morning. I can't begin to put into words the emotions running through my mind. We are crossing the ocean to bring home one little orphan. One of the "least of these." We have a picture of Aaron from when he was first listed for adoption. He was tiny. His picture was taken and a file was created to show he was available to be adopted. Then his file was set aside. It sat in a dust heap along with thousands of other files of other children like him. Set aside because the children in those files were considered 'unadoptable'. Who would want them? These files contained children with Down Syndrome, HIV, cleft palate, blindness, arthrogryposis, aperts and much much more. No one thought they were wanted. When they reached the age of 4 or 5, these unwanted children were transferred to institutes where they would live for a few years and then die.
So this morning, I want to pay tribute this ministry. It is a cry for life here in our country for all the unborn who are systematically aborted because they are considered 'damaged goods', and it is a voice of hope for the abandoned, special needs children in the world who are desperately in need of families to love them.
Our prayer, as we journey to bring Aaron home, is that we will be a voice of hope to the Lost Boys in Aaron's insitute. We desire to be a testimony and witness of God's faithfulness, love and compassion for the "least of these."