He is in third grade and a bundle of energy. As the son of a single working mother used to spend much time out in the streets. For a while we thought his middle name was “trouble” but all of the sudden he found a new place to “hang out”: the church.
He comes all by himself to every meeting of the church: AWANA, Sunday School, prayer meeting, Friday Night Bible study, young people’s meeting or any other extra activity.
He has found a loving and caring home. He has a new big family with lots of grandpas, grannies, aunts, uncles, big brothers and sisters and peers. He knows that here he is accepted and welcomed, but also he is being taught discipline and good behavior.
He is not a little person to go unnoticed and I think of all in-the-making potential that is in him. I think of the privilege/responsibility that we, as church, have to impact, mark and give direction to his life.
In a few years he will be entering the critical period of adolescence. I hope that by then he has been prayed for, instructed and strengthened to face the dilemmas of that age.
But for the time being he is not alone because “God sets the solitary in families…” Psalm 68:6
Welcome to the family
We’re glad that you have come
To share your life with us
As we grow in love.
And may we always be to you
What God would have us to be,
A family always there,
To be strong and to lean on.
May we learn to love each other
More with each new day.
May words of love be on our lips
In everything we say.
May the Spirit melt our hearts
And teach us how to pray,
That we might be a true family.
                        -Debby Kerner
Published in: on September 4, 2008 at 12:43 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. What a lovely kid! A hug to him and our prayers.

  2. Andrés, es el vecino de la vuelta de la iglesia frente a la carpintería? Oraremos por el y ustedes como iglesia. Tkmcuho.

  3. ¿Ya te había dicho que me quiero robar a Ibrahim? ¿No me lo mandas a México para que lo adopte? 🙂

  4. I went to Ibrahim’s Birthday party last Saturday (May 9th, 2009) He turned nine years old. You would have loved him to see him in his outfit: Plaid shorts, abercrombie T-shirt and sunglasses! FASHION BOY! He had a blast and his father came to be with him. He is my student this year.

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