By Faith We Continue - God's Orphanage - Journal 2
One danager there is in following God is putting our well meaning mix into the operations. God put on my heart to help the homeless street kids that are orphaned in Brazil. The police have been killing them like rats for years and at last count there are 5,000 orphans on the streets currently.
I thought that I will open an orphanage and an adoption outpost in the USA to help get them adopted out. So I started looking into all the things that I need to do. BUT God did not call me to open an adoption ageny. He directed me to help these children.
The last few days I have been thinking about George Muller and his waiting on God for all the things, people, and money that will be needed AND supplied by HIM through people. So George Muller shared with his church what God had done in moving him to open an orphanage and take care of these children, and asked for prayers. He did not move until God had provided everything that was needed and all the money was provided to open the first place to house a few children.....and each time the place needed to grow to take in more children .....prayers were offered up until God moved and provided everything......never going into debt and never moving forward before God's time. Sometimes this took years.
So.....my Mom's best friend's daughter opened an orphange in Africa and her husband's profits from their computer business supports the entire operation.....this is how God operates this place. She goes there 4 times a year to make sure everything is checked and taken care of.
SO.........i am asking for Prayer from my church family, my friends, and YOU. I am not moving on the matter until God does like He did with George Muller......provide the money, the place, the people, and the children. Today, I will start to find out what I need to do in Brazil with the governement and my goverment to open an orphanage. This will be an orphanage supplied by FAITH....God will supply everything through prayers only. No professional begging to raise funds through human means. God has done it before annd He can do it again!!!!!!!!
I will do as George Muller did and that is to provide a running journal of the Answers to Prayers. These will be needs bought up to God ONLY and the answers that brings Him glory and honor in praises!!!
So please pray that God will open the doors for me to find out everything I need to do, all the paperwork that needs to be done properly, provides the money needed, and gives us a place, the staff needed to take care of the kids and teach them about Him and schooling, and the wisdom needed, and the children He wants us to start with. Please hold these up and remember that God took 1 1/2 years once with George Muller to raise the funds for the last expansion of the orphanage but HE did provide and HIS timing was perfect!!!
This joined task in prayers will be a Huge blessing to all those that read what God is doing!!!
We will be teaching the children both their native language and English. They will be taught about the Bible and God, and they will have time in church for services (first at the local church...and then later at the church God provides money to build next to the orphanage so they can go in for daily prayers!)
So please pray and if God leads you do to anything at all.....follow His leading!