Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What am I going to do?

So last week I was reading the weekly update from our ministry in SA. They shared about a little baby whose parents died 5 days after he was born. Probably AIDS/HIV related, which means he will more than likely have health problems also. He is currently staying with a neighbor woman who has kids of her own and she is sick too.

My heart just broke. Who will love him? Who will hold him and rock him? Who will see that he gets the meds he needs? Will he know he is loved? Will he know God has a plan for him? What do you do?

So, what in the world am I going to do when we are living there and see him face to face? Or the hundreds and thousands like him? What do you do? God give me strength and continue to break my heart like yours is broken.

(BTW, if you are not getting weekly updates from Ten Thousand Homes and would like to, email me & I will have youput on the email list. May your heart be broken too!)


brett tilford said...

That's a great question. What do we do? I wrestle with that question everyday... and it's let to some life changing decisions. I pray we all wrestle with it.

John, Carla & Rae Shaw said...

Yeah, it can be a life changing question. I also pray that more of us ask that question.

Jen said...

I've wrestled with this the past week. It broke my heart to send him back into the community knowing that he could get sick again. I actually started researching adoption. The only way an American can adopt from SA is if you have lived here for 5 years! I feel helpless but I have to let God direct and work it out or I start to feel discouraged. We do what we can and stay sensitive to God.