Saturday, September 8, 2007

Our God is Amazing !!!!

A 20 year old woman lives in Ethiopia. Her husband left her pregnant with twin girls, and a 2 year old son to care for. She has no family, no formal education, no work experience and no means to providing for her family. She has no choice but to leave her daughters at an orphanage the day they are born. Her son stays with her, he is the only thing she has left in the world. At the age where most Americans are halfway done with with their college education, and just starting to be independent, she has faced one of the greatest tragedies in life. Now this story could end there, with her young son starving to death and her dieing from disease because as it turns out, she is HIV positive. It could end with her baby daughters growing up without ever knowing anything about their mother, without knowing why she left them at that orphanage. Instead the rest of this story takes place a world away, in a small town in the United States of America where since February a family has been praying for the children that God told them to adopt. Those twin girls will be picked up from Ethiopia in a month or so. They will be given new names: Keren Fikir and Keziah Selam. They will also get to see their big brother Josiah Abel, who probably doesn't even know they exist. He is getting adopted too!
You can read more about this amazing story on this blog: http://jobsdaughters.blogspot.com/
The Mestas family can tell it so much better than I can. I've only heard the story, they have lived it. :)
To me it is just a testament of how much God loves us, and how He has used these children to show us His power. But while thanking God for this miracle, I also think about the woman who had to give these children up. In Ethiopia, AIDS and HIV is rampant, and the government doesn't have the money to provide lifesaving drugs. In America, you can have AIDS or HIV,and the drugs can slow the progression, in Ethiopia, AIDS is a death sentence.

2 comments :

  1. Sleepy Joy said...

    Wow, that is too cool!!
    God bless the family for adopting these two young girls.

  2. Ellie said...

    You are so sweet Sarah! I can not wait until we get our new babies home! Thank you for sharing our story :)