Today is my last day as part of the World Orphans team. My exit interview was yesterday and my projects have been placed in capable hands. It's always refreshing to leave an organization and still feel passionate about what they do. I signed on with World Orphans because of their effective strategies and experience in rescuing vulnerable children around the globe through the local church. In two years, I've seen the evidence to the fact that what they do works.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have worked for World Orphans and to have traveled to different countries to witness the awesome work being done there. I especially loved my time in Iraq. I never would have dreamed I would have an Iraq stamp in my passport but I'm so glad I do. I count myself blessed to know Billy Ray and his family who are some of my biggest heroes. [Read about my travels to Iraq here.]
Yes, there are a lot of changes going on in my family's life (I really look forward to sharing what is coming NEXT). However, one thing that is not changing is our passion for "pure religion" (James 1:27). The Bible teaches that God, the Father to the fatherless, prioritizes those who are most neglected in our world and through our adoption journey God broke our hearts for the things that break His heart. I can't thank World Orphans enough for growing my heart and vision for the children of the world. Our passion for adoption, foster care and orphan rescue will never change.