Adoption has never been something I’ve been particularly passionate about. There, I said it. I obviously wasn’t against it, but as I saw some friends super excited about it, it was definitely a contrast to my own indifference. It actually made me really excited for them because I knew God had put a passion in them for that!
I had a dream a few weeks ago that changed my thoughts a bit though. The crazy part is, I can’t even remember what the dream was, just that something in the dream made me realize how important adoption was. There is a statistic somewhere that says something to the affect that if every family adopted one child, there would be no more orphans. That’s staggering to me.
My heart has been stirring for a few months about adoption and one of the things that has played a part is The Archibald Project. I have no idea what God has planned for our family in the future, but one thing I do know is that I want to support adoption however I can so I’m thrilled to have The Archibald Project as our June recipient for the Boaz Fund.
The Archibald Project is an orphan care media organization. We tell stories. Our stories advocate for orphans, educate on orphan care, build community and inspire people into action. Our vision is to see the orphan crisis eliminated, and we believe that because we exist, fewer children will be called orphan. We believe this because we have seen it firsthand. Our media has encouraged people to adopt, foster, volunteer and serve the fatherless in various, creative ways!
I’m pretty much a puddle on the floor after having just looked at every adoption story on their website. I truly believe The Archibald Project is stirring hearts about adoption in a unique way, simply telling stories and sharing captivating photos. So much of what nonprofits hope to do is bring awareness to different global issues and because of The Archibald Project, I am aware and motivated about adoption!
The Archibald Project has hosted 25 artists on 4 Media Missions, which all took place in Uganda. They are taking their first Eastern European Media Mission to Romania in August and are excited about potential trips to other parts of the globe in 2016! I’d love to send lots of support their way before they head out on their trip! For every journal bought this month, $.50 will go to The Archibald Project!
Photo by Whitney Runyon