October 20, 2010
This little girl entered a government-run orphanage in Ethiopia, malnourished, infested with ringworm, and covered with sores. Without knowing the real date, October 20th forevermore becomes her birthday for legal purposes. She is estimated to be 2 years old. She is a female orphan in a 3rd world country, over the age of infancy, a low state of being by the world's standards.
October 20, 2011
That little girl legally becomes our daughter! God redeems that day, October 20th, in her life, by placing her in a family on that exact day of all the other calendar days it could have happened. Her name is changed, she is an orphan no more. He made her a daughter! But she spends that birthday in an orphanage, waiting on remaining red tape to be cleared so that she can go home with her new family.
October 20, 2012
She has been home for nearly 10 months. Her family and friends got to celebrate her 4th birthday with her!
October 20, 2013
That Little Girl has been home for nearly 2 years. Surrounded by tons of friends and loving family, her 5th birthday is celebrated.
Our God never leaves us nor forsakes us. Even when it seems we are all alone, starving, and forlorn, He has great plans for us, plans for a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11)! He is a God of redemption!
"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is."1 John 3:1-2