Christmas Orphan Hosting–And a Blast from the Past

Leave a comment

One little storyline from a tv show I watched during my junior high years planted seeds of the orphan hosting concept in my heart 15 years ago.  Can you just imagine how much this old Boy Meets World episode means to me now when I look back at it?  It’s amazing how the littlest things from your past add up to big things in your future.

 

 

–Eric, nobody expects you to take care of all the needy children.
–Then why were they sent to me?

 

Do you think I can have parents for Christmas?

 

Why would you send me that little boy?
Why doesn’t that nice little boy have parents?
Why doesn’t that nice little boy have parents? 
Why did you send me that little kid?

 

I will take care of this.
I can be responsible for the happiness of one little boy.

 

You see, Tommy here doesn’t have a family,
so I thought it would be nice if he could spend Christmas with us.

 

Eric said we can hang out on weekends.
–Yeah it will be like he’s got a big brother… I figured it was something I could do.
 

 

It’s not too late for you to make the difference in the life of a needy child this Christmas!  New Horizons for Children is still looking for Christmas host families.  Deadlines to host Eastern European children begin just 1 week from now!  You can sign up here to take a peek at some of the awesome “Tommys”  out there who just want a family for Christmas.

 

NHFC - Christmas is Coming

‘Tis the Season– “We love because He first loved us”

Leave a comment

‘Tis the season… for many things!  ‘Tis the season for parties, decorations, gifts, happiness, snow, giving, celebration, family, and fun.  And so much more!  Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who was sent by God for all humankind.  God gave us the greatest gift of all because of his great, never-ending love for us.

Those are my 2 favorite things to see in action at Christmas time – giving & love.  For me, that is the best way to celebrate the season, by following God’s example and sharing those things with others just as He did for us. 

There’s one special way that you can give and show love to an awesome teen this Christmas.  Sasha, my future brother, is spending one last Christmas in a Ukrainian orphanage this year.   The rest of our family is at home preparing for his soon-coming arrival.  And you can help make that arrival Sasha is dreaming of become a reality.

This Christmas, my family is sending out an extra card along with our Christmas cards.  It explains how God has brought this special young man into our lives, the journey we have started to adopt him, the great financial need to make it happen, & an opportunity for you to help. 

Click for full PDF

Click the photo above to see the entire card.

Please take a look at our card and consider if there’s a way you could demonstrate the spirit of the season by giving and loving a Ukrainian orphan this Christmas.

We appreciate all of your prayers, love, and support throughout this journey!

paypal-donate-button

To Donate – Follow this link and click the yellow “Donate” button. 
Once you get to the “Review Your Donation” page,
please click “Add Special Instruction to Seller” and type “¢ozza Family Adoption”.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
   God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:7-19 (NIV)

%d bloggers like this: