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Have you ever been involved in so many ministries and organizations that your calendar is full?

Your servant’s heart longs to be it’s best in all of them. Each ministry shares a part of your passion and you want to do them all justice. Many times you have promised yourself you would not say yes to one more as your heart speaks loudly. Your heart wants to keep serving.

I love to serve, love to help others, I pray that I can serve as a career. I pray that God will allow me in the future to be free to serve full time. Is having a calendar full of service to others a good problem to have ? I don’t know?

Even though I said my calendar was full I added one more to my list. My heart has longed to make a difference in the lives of orphaned children. This year I have committed to helping my church organize an event for Orphan Sunday. This event includes a 5k, speaking, helping with advertising, a meal and much more. When we feel that tug in our heart we should respond. I have experienced so many blessings from answering the tugs.

Before Sergio and I answered the call to adopt two little boys ages 4 and 5 I never understood the true meaning of the word orphan. Most of us know that an orphan is a parentless child. In my life an orphan has not been only parentless. An orphaned child is abandoned, mistreated, malnourished, beaten, and left with many scares. In my daily life it takes a different kind of love for my children to believe that I chose them until God calls me home. I promised them the kind of love that will fight for their need to grow and heal. I will help them recover from wounds created by the loss of their bio parents.

Years later we answered the adoption call again. She was 2 and I prayed that the scars would be few. Again God taught me that each child is unique not only in personality but in recovering from loss. With her I have learned compassion and communication. She has a longing to understand the hard question of why. I have learned to rely on my heavenly father to answer her tough questions. Most days I don’t understand why, but I know that I can attempt to answer any question with lots of love.

An orphan is NOT just a parentless child. An orphans is a child that needs a special kind of love that we all can give. They are our children. God’s children.

In preparation for Orphan Sunday we will be sharing our adoption story as well as other stories on adoption. Please continue to ROLL with us. Our Prayer is for you in some way to come alongside and help these children. We pray for other churches to set time aside on November 8th (this year’s Orphan Sunday) to pray for the children who are orphaned. Visit the Orphan Sunday website to find out how you and your church can help.

When life gives you the opportunity to serve keep serving. Your work will not go unnoticed. If you’ve touched one person you have made a difference. Your willingness to serve makes our world a better place. My calendar is full, but so is my heart.

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