Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Our Dear Pastor, Mark Spansel Writes About Our Adoption
One of the core characteristics of God is His Fatherly care over His children. It is no surprise then that James calls caring for the fatherless orphan one of the truest expressions of religion (James 1:27). Whether through hardship, war, abandonment, or death, there are millions of children who will never experience the tangible love of a human father. Thanks to families like the Duryeas, yet one more beautiful child will not only experience that parental love and care, but will be taught of the Heavenly Father’s love and care. I can’t tell you how much I admire David and Laura’s faith to trust God in the leadership of their home. It is nothing short of a divine calling that they have from God and they are simply doing all they can to delightful obey what the Spirit has told them to do.
Please pray for them, partner with them, and support them as God has provided you with the means to do so. In the days we all have remaining here on earth, may we use them with the kind of purposefulness that this family is. Let their example inspire you to greater faith as well!
Lead Pastor, Leroy Community Chapel