One Hand for the Widow - One Hand for the Orphan

Last year when we were in China bringing home Miss Lily Kay, we met Janet and Kevin (and big brother Philip), bringing home Eli:

We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this precious family better, and I've kept in touch with Janet since we've been home.

She is not going to like reading this...but I pray to be like Janet when I grow up!

Such a sweet and grace-filled person you will hardly ever meet. At a time in their lives when most couples would start looking forward to kicking back and taking it easy...not the Bourkes! When their oldest (and only, at the time) son Ted graduated and moved out - that is when Janet and Kevin started over...and started adopting! First came Philip...then Eli...

...and now they are adopting again! This time they're adopting 7-year old Miss Sophia Yilin! (And YAY - now Janet won't be the only girl in the house anymore!)

And through an amazing ministry, Lifesong for Orphans, we have a chance to help not only this precious Sophia...but some precious widows right here in the US at the same time!

In the first chapter of the book of James, the 27th verse, you'll find this verse:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

We may not all be called to adopt
(I guess only us lucky ones are called to that!), but James makes it pretty clear that we are all called to help! If you can help the Bourkes help Sophia and several widows all at the same time, please click here to find out more!

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