We are in the heart of the holiday season, and with that comes all of the hustle and bustle, endless activities and plans, and even a bit of stress. If I allow myself to stop for a moment and take a deep breath, slow down just long enough to reflect on what's truly important, I am able to open my mind and my heart to take in some thoughts on perspective.
One such example has come to light recently in our little Kansas town. A family in our community has been caught up in the trying process of international adoption from Uganda. There has been setback upon heartbreak upon delay, and yet they remain faithful. Strong. Willing to sacrifice so much. The mother, Melissa, left her husband and two children back in August to fulfill the final requirements of the adoption, and she is still there. In Uganda, over 8000 miles away from her husband and young children for FOUR MONTHS. All so they can bring this beautiful little girl, Mercy, home.
Now, as we are so close to Christmas, and as their hearts grow heavier each day, they need our help. They need our positive thoughts. Our encouragement. Our prayers.
The family is also selling these beautiful shirts to offset the unexpected costs of their extended travel and fight to bring Mercy home. The shirts are absolutely stunning in person, and whether you view them from a biblical perspective, or with sheer humanity in mind, the message is great.
The shirts are available in Youth Small through Adult XL for $15 and Adult XXL-XXXL for $16. A new order is being placed on Monday, December 20th, so if you are interested in helping out, let me know ASAP and I will get in contact with Debbie White to make that happen.
You can follow the families story on their blog, Road to Mercy.
act justly. love Mercy. walk humbly.