Why Internationally?

(originally posted by Carrie in July 2011)

“Matthew 28: 19-20″ Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

There was never a question about domestic vs. International for us. We had no idea which country, agency, or any of the logistics, we just knew God was calling us to go completely out of our comfort zone and embark into the unknown world of international adoption- we had no choice but to trust and obey in faith. For our family, part of our “Great Commission” calling is to go into ‘all the world’ and bring a child into our family to love and share the love of Christ. This was one aspect of our hearts’ desire to adopt Internationally. We also knew we were supposed to choose a country that was restricted or hostile to the gospel. While there are so many who need homes right here in America, at least these children are in a country with great opportunity and a chance to hear the truth of God’s word. It is just not like that in approximately 54 other countries around the world. Here is a short link to read about China.

http://www.persecution.com/public/restrictednations.aspx?clickfrom=bWFpbl9tZW51