Friday, July 20, 2012

Bring Him Home

"Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west;
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’
Bring My sons from afar,
And My daughters from the ends of the earth—
Everyone who is called by My name,
Whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
Isaiah 43:5-7

I have a request to make of you. It's not difficult, and if the stats on this blog are anywhere near correct then well over 100 of you will see this. 
Will you pray?
I hardly know how to type this because my heart is bursting!
Please pray that Kervens will be able to come home.
I only know this little one through pictures and the stories of his momma, but who could help loving him? He is caught up in a struggle that I believe is akin to that time that Daniel prayed and the angel couldn't answer right away because he was held up by battle. This is THAT kind of issue. And you can fight!
You can pray.
Kervens is at this moment in an orphanage in Haiti. A place where Satan has in some ways seemingly won. Children are offered as human sacrifice. Apathy and poverty and unfairness are the norm. 
Kervens' parents live here in my little community. They go and visit him whenever they can, and when they step off the plane, Kervens reaches for them and cries, "Mommy!" and "Daddy!" When they leave Haiti, everyone is in tears and his sweet Momma has an interpreter explain again to this little three-year old why Momma and Daddy have to go and that he will be coming with them some day.
The paperwork for Kervens' adoption is done. The papers sit on the President of Haiti's desk waiting for his signature. A signature that stands between a Momma and her baby. A signature that stands between Kervens and a home. These papers have been there, oh, 6 months? a year? I'm not sure how long, but I know this process has been around two years already. 
And not only that, but many of Kervens' friends in his orphanage are spoken for as well. More than half of those children could go to forever homes right now with a signature or a simple next step in the paperwork. Please pray that these families will be united!
The orphanage where Kervens lives is a very good orphanage by Haiti's standards. It is a very good orphanage by Godly standards as well. The children sleep 14 and more to a room on little pallets, but they have nannies who love them and love the Lord as well. They live behind bars and guards, but they have meals and lessons. They cannot go outside the orphanage walls very much because the parks are filled with tents and crime is so rampant, but they know they are loved by a Heavenly Father. 
One of the reasons that is important that these children go to be with their forever families is because there are more children being turned away at the orphanage because there is no room (and food and care) for them. These decisions are prayerful ones that the director makes cautiously, knowing that children he turns away could be taken and used for child sacrifice. There is no justice for these children.
I'm rambling, can you tell? This issue is just too much for me!
I am tempted to feel helpless, to feel overwhelmed by this evil and brokenness. 
But we are not helpless. God has given us his armor and taught us how to fight.
And this is it: we bow and we pray and we don't stop until the fight is won!
So please pray! Facebook this, tweet it, email it. Encourage others to pray! 


  1. Yes. I am most definitely praying. Thank you God for hearing our prayers. Jesus has this.

  2. Thank you for reminding me to pray for this beautiful boy! I can't imagine the frustration of knowing that all you need is a signature! God bless that sweet family and unite them soon. Thanks for calling all pray-ers! :)