God’s Incredible Plan of Adoption

God’s Incredible Plan of Adoption

by Becky Burns Sometimes it hits me – a fresh realization of how incredible God’s plan of adoption is.  It always comes out of some sort of brokenness and loss.  Only our compassionate, rescuing God could take something as devastating as being abandoned and bring...
God Meant It For Good

God Meant It For Good

by Becky Burns You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, in order to bring about this present outcome – to keep many people alive.  Genesis 50:20 There is no doubt that the enemy has plans and schemes against us.  His goal is to steal, to kill, to...
She is Such a Gift!

She is Such a Gift!

 by Joy Casey, written while in Ethiopia There were many Ethiopian families who have adopted children from our orphanage that I wanted to visit on this trip, but time allowed me just one. Abeba and Getahun have a lovely home on the top floor of a condominium in Addis...
Hats Off to Kids

Hats Off to Kids

Don’t you just love it when kids get involved?  Their enthusiasm and can-do attitude infects their parents, their church, their community. Calvin, adopted from Ethiopia, heard about the need for formula in House of Joy orphanage, especially preemie formula that is...
A Busy Month at House of Joy

A Busy Month at House of Joy

El Roi (the God Who Sees – Genesis 16) beautifully demonstrates God’s depth of compassion for those cast away without hope.  God’s comfort and provision for Hagar is not a one-off, thankfully.  We witness His rescue of helpless babies all the time! Not only does He...
Rejoice With Us!

Rejoice With Us!

Two-year-old Yerosan has spent all but the first four months of his life at our Mana Gammachuu (Joyful Place) orphanage.  He was found lying on the ground near a school wrapped in nothing but in a towel and was brought by the local MoWA (Ministry of Women’s Affairs)...