Special Visit

You may remember my post from a week ago about Orphan Sunday.  I wrote about the call God has upon each believer to care for widows and orphans.

I had written of how prayer is often tagged on as an "if you can only" sort of suggestion.

I would put to you that it is an absolute must for each of us.  

Having a face to pray over specifically makes praying so much easier. (So go to the websites I linked and pick a cutie and start praying!  New Hope Foundation, Philip Hayden, etc.)

I came across a quote from David Platt on another blog this week.  He said this in his book Radical :  Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” 

Last Sunday, I told you about the amazing impact the prayers of one woman in Australia made in the life of our littlest boy.  

How she had been holding him and praying that he would have a family soon...right as we were praying over his file and sweet little face!  At the very moment!  

She knew his name (Tian Hu), she saw and kissed his face, she held him in her arms, and she prayed.  

And she recruited others to pray, too.  Her family, her friends, her church.

Tell me prayer isn't powerful!  Or more like...the One Who prompts us to pray is powerful!  

This week...{drumroll, please!}...this week....she and her family came to our house.  

Remember they are Australian.  

For those of us who haven't had enough sleep (or caffeine)...that means she lives in Australia, Down Under, on another continent.

But as the Lord so beautifully orchestrates, she and her family were visiting Washington DC now.  Not in the Spring or Summer of 2012 when Joshua wasn't yet home, but now.  

We got to fellowship and rejoice together over our awesome God and His answers to our prayers.  They got to see the answer to their prayers and we got to hug the ones who stood in the gap for Joshua and for us.

And we made new friends who feel like old ones.

Only God!

And, she had photos of a piece of Joshua's history for us.

But that's another post!

Terri & Bernie, Bailey & Abby...thank you!

In Him,


  1. LOVE this, Our God is AMAZING xx (oh and I know those Australians and have been following your stories) :)

  2. Praise the Lord! He is good and kind and his love reaches to all generations. Onya Terri!