You’ve heard some of their stories. You’ve read our pleas asking you to step out of your comfort zone and fill in the gap for these kids. These kids who have waited for years and years for their chance at a forever. These kids who are so much more than words in a file. But the excuses are so easy to hang on to. ‘We are too busy.’ ‘We’d have to rearrange our bedrooms.’ ‘The kids might get too attached.’ The list goes on and on with the ‘why we can’t’s.’ And we get it. We really do! But as that list continues to grow, we ask you to just pause for a moment, and ask yourselves, Why Not? Even take it a step further, and don’t just ask, but really consider, ‘What if we did host?’ ‘How would we be impacted?’ ‘What would it mean for us and the hosted child?’ ‘What would those 20-25 days look like?’ None of us know the answers to those questions. But some possibilities are that you could offer a life changing three weeks to a deserving child; you could learn about a new culture, and share your own; you could become the answer to a waiting child’s prayer; you could be forever changed, and change the life of a child; or maybe, just maybe, you could fall in love. Now, wouldn’t all that be worth it? Think about it.
We are excited to welcome several precious children ranging in age from 12-15 from Colombia in Summer 2023 for hosting. But, we cannot welcome them unless 10-15 special families in NJ, PA, UT, or IL step forward and say Yes. Could that be you?