I have no idea why this specific child out of the hundreds/thousands of children has stolen my heart. Right now he is just identified as a number on a few websites.
A painful story and yet he is described as a 5th grader who loves to read and is one of the most skilled soccer players for his orphanage's soccer team. His dream is to play like Freddy Adu, the Ghanaian soccer player that plays for Washington D.C.'s soccer team.
I don't know why he has never been adopted and has had to wait until now where his age may cause families to hesitate to pursue him.
If I could, I would adopt this child in a heartbeat... but our resources are limited and we still have 4 children we are waiting to bring home!
I don't know why I am constantly thinking of him and praying for him. Praying that God would provide him a forever family. A family that will not let his age or their fears stand in the way of calling him their son.
I want to embrace moments like these where God is expanding my heart. It's easy to feel so overwhelmed with the statistics of 143+ million orphans worldwide.
So tonight I feel so blessed to be able to pray for 5 very special orphans: this handsome 10 year old boy and our 4 children in Ghana with the assurance that God hears and will answer.
He is mighty enough to save you.
He will take great delight in you.
The quietness of his love will calm you down.
He will sing with joy because of you."