Monday, September 6, 2010

God's Will

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 we mailed in our initial application to become foster parents. We will be fostering through the Florida Baptist Children's Home. So far we have prayed, sought God's will for our lives, and came to the conclusion that if we truly wanted to be followers of Christ we can no longer deny his calling:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this to look after orphans and widows in their distress -James 1:27.

We don't know where this journey will lead us but we do know that God is there. We now will be waiting for MAPPS classes to start (a 10 week training course) sometime in Oct/Nov and then we will move forward with home studies, background checks, finger prints and whole list of other things. It's a long process and at times I'm sure a scary and demanding one - full of set backs but also full of glorious triumphs.  


Once we have the child in our home, we will not be able to post anything about the child directly but we hope that this blog about becoming foster parents will help answer questions people have about our decision to be foster parents and about becoming foster parents in general.

We ask for prayer as we start this journey. We are praying for protection over our family and for guidance as we bring children into our home who need special love and attention. We hope that our journey will inspire others to open up their homes to a child who is in need as we have been inspired by another family who has opened up their home to a little boy. Their journey of faith and trust in God is nothing short of life changing and we pray our story will change someone else's life path to truly be the "hands and feet" of Christ.

Leslie

….once our eyes are opened, we can not pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act. –Prov 24:12

1 comment:

Robin said...

Leslie,
You are truly inspiring! I wish you and your beautiful family all the best with your upcoming adventures.
Robin