Monday, April 30, 2012

Ride for Adoption

In just a few short days, the Ride for Adoption begins. I'm joining Kaleb Scharmahorn in the first Ride for Adoption to help him bring home his son or daughter from Nicaragua. We will be riding from Nashville to Daytona, 700 miles in 7 days. As a church we stand with those adopting to encourage and help in every way we can. We can respond to orphan care in three ways: prayer for orphans, families adopting or providing foster care, financially support families adopting, and rescuing the orphans through adoption or foster care. Adoption is a beautiful reality that effects every one of us. We have been given the blessing of adoption through Jesus Christ. Our salvation gives us forgiveness, righteousness, and adoption. Each aspect of salvation is beautiful and drives us to worship God for the many blessings He pours out on us. None of us were naturally in God's family. By His amazing grace, He called us into His family. When we support adoption we are picturing the Gospel! Children who were once without a father are now called into a family and called son and daughter. For the Scharmahorns we want to pray and help financially. The ride is a fundraiser to help the Scharmahorns overcome the financial difficulty of international adoption. Please consider sponsoring a few miles of this ride to help fund their adoption and bring home their precious child. Every donation helps them; there's no amount too small. Check out the website for information on how you can give.