Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Monday, January 23, 2012

The kid who stole my heart...

After coming home from Ethiopia last spring I said that I felt like I left part of my heart behind.

THEN, I didn't know why I felt that way. NOW, I do.

Meet Habtamu

(you'll have to ask him how he pronounces it - we speak AmEnglish, remember?)

We are still waiting on one letter before our process can progress any further (say that 10 times fast!). Please pray that a certain letter shows up sooner than later! We're waiting on a piece of paper...while Habtamu is waiting for us to come and bring him home. His birthday is in May, and I know there are at least 6 of us who want him home so he can celebrate his birthday WITH his new family.

PS) We have less than a week to go for our matching grant. Money needs to be received on or before January 30th! Yikes. See the progress meter at the top? If you can help us, here's how:

Make checks payable to:
Life Song for Orphans
P.O. Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744

*On the memo of your check,
please note Hendren Family # 2317


  1. He is amazing and a perfect fit for the family, I am so happy for you.

  2. Angie!!!

    Hi, it is Leslie from AW! I just came across your blog on Alicia's sidebar. I had no idea you were expecting a son from Africa!!! CONGRATS!!!!

    I just donated on-line through LifeSong. I hope they apply it! I put it in all caps in the Notes line on PayPal. We are leaving for China in 3 DAYS and I knew there was no way I'd get a check done, but I wanted to get in on this! I am sorry to put this here but I can't find your email.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! And btw, we adopted our 10YO son a year and a half ago and he is just a joy! It has gone AMAZINGLY well. I am going to put your blog on my sidebar. Hope that is OK!