From the heart of our staff member, Jennifer Knapp:

I’m reading this book right now that’s destroying me . . . in a good way! It’s one of those books you come across where you’d rather skip house chores, lunch dates, work, and even kid-time than not be able to turn another page.  Many of the thoughts are not “new” for me, but they are expressed in a way that is further opening my eyes.  I imagine that all of us in the adoption/orphan care world, understand in a deep way God’s heart for the least of these:  the forgotten, neglected, abandoned, marginalized, and orphaned.  And I imagine that most of us have been moved in ways to take action on behalf of children who were adopted {our own and others} because our charge is to both proclaim and embody the gospel so that others can see, hear, and feel God’s love in tangible ways.
The Hole In Our Gospel, {the book I can’t put down} is the story of a corporate CEO, Richard Stearns, who set aside worldly success for something far more significant, and discovered the full power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life.  Stearns was pursued to become the President of World Vision, U.S. for months on end.  Stearns didn’t believe that he was the man for the job, until God broke his heart in a new way: “What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?  What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?”
As soon as I read this quote, I immediately thought of the miracle many of us have had the privilege of participating in over […]