Sunday, August 22, 2010

What's in a number?

David Platt: "So when you and I hear staggering numbers and statistics about the poor and needy around us and around the world, we have a choice. We can switch the channels on our mega-TVs and continue our comfortable, untroubled, ordinary, churchgoing lives as if the global poor don't exist. We can let these numbers remain cold, distant, and almost imaginary. Or we can open our eyes and our lives to the realities that surround us and begin considering the faces that are represented by these numbers."

Any number in the millions is hard to picture. This is a video that helps to put "faces" on the number of 143 million. (I believe the newest orphan statistic is close to 160 million by UNICEF)

What will you do? Make a choice!!


  1. It is overwhelming to consider ALL the orphans, but when you consider the one you CAN help your whole perspective changes. Bless you!
    Sharon and Mike
    Thomas--7 (China 2006)
    Grace--6 (Ethiopia 2008)
    Josh--2 (New York)
    LilyBeth ? China 2011

  2. Congrats on the upcoming adoption!! We are actually in the process of Domestic Infant Adoption through Bethany Christian Services...congrats & God Bless!!

  3. Over from Tish's blog. I just added you to my adoption blog roll on my site and following your blog. Sorry, I hadn't done that sooner.

  4. Hi there! Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your family is beautiful- and a BIG congratulations on your paperwork being done and sent to Korea- I know that feeling!!!

    Yes, we took our 3 sons with us to Korea last summer(12, 10, & 8 at the time) and it was THE BEST decision we ever made! You will not regret it! Traveling to Korea is so different from just about every other country that most adopt from and it is very easy to get around and navigate on your own. It is so beautiful- I can't wait to go back! Our boys got to experience it all with us and I feel that it made for a much better transition for our daughter as well. I have many suggestions for places to go while you're there too, but it;s going to be awhile before you're ready for that I think!
    Anyway, congrats again. I love your blog and the name! :-)

  5. Hey guys ... from Tisha's blog as well ... we have good friends that brought their little boy home from Korea just a few months ago ... flat out adorable! And 'Radical' has forever changed me as well. May God light each step of the rest of your process.

  6. Enjoy your heart for the Nations, and those precious ones in it. Thank you for sharing.

  7. hello...from Tisha's blog :)....your children are adorable and congratulations on your upcoming adoption!!!! i will add you to my blog roll