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An amazing adoption story

Hope your Sunday is good. We’re enjoying life on the Barnes farm. Karen and I think we’ve decided to stay here and remodel instead of moving into town. The idea will be to turn this into a place where people show up when they need restoration and fun. Actually it’s been that for the last twenty…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
Hope your Sunday is good. We’re enjoying life on the Barnes farm. Karen and I think we’ve decided to stay here and remodel instead of moving into town. The idea will be to turn this into a place where people show up when they need restoration and fun. Actually it’s been that for the last twenty years, it’s just that the primary beneficiaries have been our children. Now, it may be you!
 
In any case, Karen proposes to do with our physical home what God has been doing with our lives – knocking out walls and making the place bigger. All of us need to constantly be looking for ways to make our lives, or at least our hearts bigger.
 
The  following story will do that for you. Patty Meier sent it to me and said the following about it:
I am moved to share with you something that has changed my life even further by God.  And I want you to know that Moses did not die in vain, we could feel something much bigger was working in what happened in Nsoko, and it is, but something much bigger than we could know.  However, Phelile was just one small part of that plan, and fits together perfectly in a divine process that could only come via God.   

 
You may want to watch this when you will not be disturbed, for its message is powerful and will move you.  Then share it with your staff.  It will amaze you and give you peace in seeing a move of God not anyone would expect.  And isn’t it so like Jesus to use an orphan child to work through in order to save the ones who are still spiritually orphaned.

See the video here.

Program note: Last day to submit your photo in the missions photo contest!

Comments (3)

  • Thanks, Seth. You know how much adoption has been a personal passion for years.

    I did a short Bible study recently for a group of guys who were dealing with issues of addiction and titled the teaching: “You Are Not A Bastard!”

    While raising a few eyebrows it was an amplification of Galatians 4:4-7.

    Thanks for this story, friend.

    Keep a room ready. I’d love to see you down your way after I get you up here.

  • Hey Seth, this really hit home (again) with my work. I believe I’m going to forward this link to our entire current and past adoptive parents to re-inspire them about God’s heart and love for the orphan. The story is nothing short of incredible!

  • seth, i can’t tell you how amazing this story is to me!! there are no words. it just proves, once again, that God can and will work through the lives of these children…
    thank you!

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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