Today is Karina's birthday and we praise God for giving her another birthday and that she is with us on this birthday. It is truly a sweet day. It is also a reminder of where she would be this summer if she had not been adopted and a reminder of what is to become of some of her friends. Many of them will not return to the orphanage at the end of this summer and from their communications with Karina, some of them do not know where they will end up. We hope to visit them soon. Please be in prayer for those orphans who age out of the orphanages across Ukraine this summer.
By God's grace we desire to live our life to serve and glorify Jesus. He is our treasure. He is the one we trust. He is the one we love.
We are a family of eight praying that God will use us to minister to orphans around the world and encourage Christians to reach out in mercy to orphans. At home we serve with Palmer Home for Children. Palmer Home is a ministry to children who are growing up as social orphans without the nurture and support of a loving family. Palmer provides a stable, Christ-centered home for these children. Internationally we serve with Share the Hope. Share the Hope ministers to orphans around the world. Both at home and around the world we proclaim good news of Jesus Christ and reach out in mercy to these precious children. We hope that this blog is a testimony to you of God's mighty hand and that you are encouraged to serve Jesus with all your heart and to reach out to orphans.
Matthew, Sheila, Karina, Harrison, Isaac, Noah, Storey Grace and James!