Prayer for a Little One

Please pray for my friend, Carolyn, and her daughter. Carolyn recently arrived in Addis to pick up Y., one of our little sweethearts from AHOPE. Although Carolyn knew Y. was quite sick and weak, her health was worse than anticipated. She took Y. to the hospital and when they weighed her she was only 32.4lb with her clothes and shoes on. I believe Y. is ten years old.

Carolyn is asking everyone to join in praying for her daughter’s health, particularly that she will get well enough to make the flight home to America where she can get excellent medical care.

I would write more and plead with you all to pray, but tears keep filling my eyes and I think I should close with God’s words rather than mine:

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22

These children need us desperately. Could you find it in your heart to love just one?


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Amy
    July 19, 2008

    I'm praying too Lisa and YES- YES my heart is dying to love one of these precious children!!!

  2. darci
    July 19, 2008


  3. Angela
    July 19, 2008

    thanks so much for posting this lisa… i’m totally praying here, too!!

  4. Holly
    July 19, 2008

    Thanks for posting… I did the same… ALL FOR ONE!!!!! HE is our Jehovah Rapha!

  5. Melanie
    July 19, 2008

    Oh yes, I will be praying fervently for this precious little one and her new family!!! Please keep us updated if you would. Thanks for letting us know, Lisa!

    (p.s. thanks for your email the other day!!)

  6. PastorMac's Ann
    July 20, 2008

    praying for this precious one.


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