A Pastor’s Wish List: Give Orphans a Home

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Today was week 2 of “A Pastor’s Wish List.”  This was the Sunday I have been waiting for: “Give Orphans a Home.”

The band did a great job leading us today in worship.  I sat in with them in the last service, but since I was away this week, John took charge and did a fantastic job.  Today, they led us with:

I was honored that Jeff would ask me to share our family’s testimony concerning adoption.  When I first announced it, you guys were so incredibly encouraging to our family.  Today served as an update and hopefully a catalyst for other families.  I was a little overwhelmed at trying to condense 10 months of intense soul searching into 15 minutes this morning, but I trust the Holy Spirit that he will use what I gave to him.  While you can listen to the whole presentation here, you can also check out these videos we used:

Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.

It is only 3:37pm as I am writing this and I am already overwhelmed by the comments at the church, on Facebook, etc.  One of my favorite comments was from a college student who told me this:

“Travis, you have no idea what you are going to give to that little boy.  I was adopted, and you can’t understand what it means to know that my parents loved me enough to give me a home.  Words cannot express what you are going to provide for him.  He will have seen God’s love in his home.  Thank you for doing this and reminding me how blessed I am!”

I just pray my little one can tell that to someone else one day.  And maybe yours too…

Jan. 12, 6:30 – Informational meeting on how you can help with the 143,000,000 orphans in the world.  Now enough talk from me, what did God show you today?

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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7 Comments

  1. Travis Agnew

    What did God say to you yest

  2. What did God say to you yesterday?

  3. Christina Redfern Hjalmer

    He said there's really no option of whether to adopt or not…He comman

  4. He said there's really no option of whether to adopt or not…He commands it!

  5. Travis Agnew

    Life would get so much easier if we would simply follow God's com

  6. Life would get so much easier if we would simply follow God's commands.

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