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Our family’s desire to learn the fear of the Lord will help us know how to
love God. This in turn will enable us to have a love for others greater than ourselves…

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Pray that followers of Christ continue to look after orphans in their distress and guide them to not be conformed by the pattern of this world, but instead lead them to be transformed by the renewing of their minds.
Everyone has something to contribute. Would you ask God to show each believer their role? 
#prayer Lifesong for orphans
Is God calling you to serve him through fostering or adoption?  Don’t let fear stand in the way.
Front page headline today..... Please pray that God would grant wisdom to the government officials navigating the baby abandonment crisis here in SA.  (Pr 21:1)
On our way to #CAFO Summit 2023.
Sampling the amazing coffee and  treats that will be available for purchase tonight from 6-8pm at William & Sons Coffee Co. USA on Amory St. in Manchester. 

If you’re close by, come join us to hear what God’s been doing in South Africa. 

Hope to see you there!
Please pray for Bethany and the dear ones in Roodepoort (and all of RSA).  The power situation continues to decline.  

Long power outages are a marked security risk, contribute to water outages, create extra work (think cooking and laundry), as well as the massive inconvenience/obstacle to accomplishing work and school assignments. 

“City Power Roodepoort Service Delivery Centre ends the day with 671 calls, 438 of these are over 24 hours old with 111 Plants out of Service. Resources this evening include: 3 Operators, 1 Team Leader and 1 Trainee.”
The GUTS of foster care and adoption. 
It’s not for the weak. It’s fierce courage and chosen hard. It’s beautiful. And if done well, it’s a gut punch you never knew you needed. 

Do you have the guts?

-to get too attached.
-to love what is not yours to keep and to let go what you have worked so hard to hold.
-to knowingly sign up for hard.

Are you ready for gut wrenching? 

-remarks like, “I could never do that” and “I could never give them back”, all while holding the tiny newborn knowing that you cannot handle the pain either. 
-tears as you run across the single toddler sock in the laundry basket and you just leave it in there for another cycle, because even though he’s been gone for 7 months, you can’t bear to throw it away.

Are you ready to spill your guts? 
-In deep wrenching sobs that wash silently down the shower drain.
-to expose every crevice of weakness you have spackled over with material pursuits and daily busyness.

Are you prepared for the gut issue?

-It’s never fair. 
Even when the foster part is over and you move to permanency, you know the tremendous loss that your child will forever endure. This new baggage they now carry is filled with fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, and feelings of unworthiness. You will work everyday to help your child hand you that bag to carry, because it is filled with hurt and pain.

Can you trust your gut? 

-to hold on to hope for the biological mom who can only see the darkness of today?
-to receive a phone call and the list of all the things that you felt capable of managing fall off the ledge of reason?
-to leap when the world thinks you are crazy?

You have the guts to handle it, and you know living with a broken heart is possible. You have learned that even though it is shattered, it still can love. But biggest of all, there is strength in these fractures and the blood and guts fierceness found in you. 

You have the guts.

Written By Stacey Jackson Gagnon
Pastor Godfrey and Dan.
Pastor Godfrey's church in the informal settlement of Joe Slovo, near our LIV Village.
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