On one memorable day, while Bishop W C Martin and his wife, Donna, were in prayer together, God gave them a one word message Adopt They were called to carry out literally James 1 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this to visit orphans in their affliction Over the next five years, the Martins would adopt four kids, includingOn one memorable day, while Bishop W C Martin and his wife, Donna, were in prayer together, God gave them a one word message Adopt They were called to carry out literally James 1 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this to visit orphans in their affliction Over the next five years, the Martins would adopt four kids, including two with special needs And though they didn t make adoption a cause at that time, the members of their church of 200 soon caught the same vision The church has now adopted 72 children and counting Includes an 8 page black and white photo insert.
Small Town Big Miracle How Love Came to the Least of These On one memorable day while Bishop W C Martin and his wife Donna were in prayer together God gave them a one word message Adopt They were called to carry out literally James Religion that is p
I have mixed feelings about this book. I read it as follow up after also reading Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography by David Platt. Platt's church basically empty their local state childrens homes by adopting/fostering all of the children within their church family. Platt exhorts other churches to do the same suggesting that as it is biblical every Chri [...]
Probably three stars for writing, but four stars for subject. This is a story that many of you may have seen on the news a while ago, about a small town that has blessed so many foster kids. Read this book and share it with a friend!
The book is filled with true stories of "successful" domestic adoptions via the fost-adopt system. It should be inspiring, but the author doesn't dig deep enough into any of the stories to really help you understand what makes for a successful adoption of kids who have been deeply hurt before they were adopted. You simply need to just accept his conclusions that all of the adoptions went well, everyone had a happy ending, etc.If the author's goal was to simply get readers to consider adopting, t [...]
As member of a family who has added to their family through adoption, I really appreciate the down to earth message in this book. I truley believe adoption is close to the heart of God, it is a present way we can serve the orphan in our midst. When you mention adoption to people these days there are so many missinformed and sometimes downright offensive remarks. This is truly a book that adresses the reality of what adoption means to me. It is on my keeper shelf
This is a simple book about adopting children, specifically orphaned kids from tough situations in the foster care system. The writing is straightforward but the concept is even more simple: adopt these children who have been abandoned. Families from a small church in rural Texas took in 72 children proving you can too.
Prepare to be inspired! And if you read all the way to the end, where he answers the most common excuses prepare to be convicted! Better tread carefullyunless of course you want to be a part of the end to the orphan crisis we have right here in our own country!
Absolutely amazing story of not only answering God's calling, but spreading the word and litterally creating an epidemic of love. I can't wait to pass this book on to others. I want our preacher to study and preach on this subject.
A quick readt the most eloquently written book but such a great story of how a tiny town of caring people can make a HUGE difference in the lives of children. This church became it's own support network of foster and adoptive parents.
An inspiring account for people who want to adopt through the foster care system of a small, rural church who adopted 72 kids. It was uplifting, but I wanted to know more about the process and the work involved in shaping kids' behaviors etc.
Very Touching and Encouraging. It's amazing to read accounts of how God can move in impossible situations and see how he uses the simplest of people to do the most incredible things.
Quick read about a community that adopted kids with the most challenges from Foster care. There is a VERY strong Christian/scriptural push within.
Inspirational! What answering God's call to help the children can do in your life. NEVER giving up on those that need your help.
Great book with a great message. This community isn't uniqueevery community has the ability to make a difference just as Possum Trot, Texas did. We just have to do it!