Posted: April 2, 2006 in Uncategorized

The Bible uses so many images to describe our relationship with God. We are His sheep and He is the shepherd. He is the vine and we are the branches. There are many others which would be too long to list for the purposes of a blog. One that has become my favorite over the last year is that we are adopted into God’s family. What a thought! What an honor! We are God’s adopted children.
Adoption is something I am learning more about each day. My heart aches for the children that are left orphans in our world. Poverty, malnutrition, and disease has claimed so many lives and the children are left with no mother, no father, and no place to go. They learn to survive the best they can. I have had many struggle in life, but I always had parents who loved me and cared for me. Many children do not have that privilege.
I would like to introduce you to Leuelseged. He is an orphan in Ethiopia. His mother died about 9 months ago and his father died about a year and a half ago. We do not know who cared for him between the time his mother died and when he entered the oprhanage, but we are thankful to whoever showed compassion toward him. Leueleseged is special because he is our son. Not officially yet, we are in the process of adopting him. We have more paperwork to gather and court dates to attend. We have red tape to cut through, but he is getting closer to coming home everyday. We are so thankful. If you have never been through the adoption process, it is hard to describe. How can you so deeply love a child you have seen only in photographs? How can you weep over a child you have never physically met? It is an awesome feeling. When I read in the Bible that we are adopted into the family of God, it is a truly amazing thought. We are his children. He is our Father. Have you thanked God for being your “Daddy” today?

  1. Jason & Nicole says:

    We share in your joy and want to commit to praying for your family during this adoption process. He is a beautiful boy and blessed to be welcomed in to your family. – Nicole

  2. Shawn Griffith says:

    Kendra and I are extremely happy for you. God’s blessings come in many ways. Please keep us up to date!


    Hey Daniel, Remember me Money-nica from Alamo City Church in SA. Hey I just wanted you to know that I think what you and your wife are doing is wonderful. I am about to have my second child and we are very excited. If you are ever in SA, TX please look us up I have told my husband all about you and have shown him the pics that you all send. Keep up the great work and I hope you can bring your new son home soon. Take care and God bless,Monica

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