One of the ways you can get involved in Colombia is to begin praying for the needs that are present there. Check back occasionally to see an updated list of prayer requests for this country.
Pray for the Lord to bring forward new mission-minded Christian families to pursue adoption from Colombia that the children can be loved and discipled in forever families.
Pray for the families who have answered the call to adopt from Colombia and are currently waiting. May they be strengthened and encouraged throughout their process. Pray for each family who is working hard to be matched with their child/ children. Pray for peace & endurance, and that they’d use this time intentionally to prepare their families for what’s to come.
Pray for post adoptive families who are caring for and ministering to their children from Colombia. Ask the Lord to bless their bonding and attachment, and for discipleship opportunities to continue.
Pray for the children waiting to be adopted from Colombia. May the Lord offer them his comfort and peace and they wait for a family to pursue them.
Pray for the caregivers in the foster homes, group homes, and orphanages who are serving the waiting children. Ask for consideration and care as they are pouring into the children.
Pray for the local church in Colombia. Pray for local believers in country to support families and children in need as they share the gospel with their neighbors.
Pray for the church to be strengthened and the gospel will spread in Colombia. Pray that the church becomes more aware of the orphan crisis and as we progress in discipleship with the local churches. (Specific churches: Renacer, Vida Bogota, United, Gracia y Paz)
Pray the Lord would bring redemption and truth to those living in Colombia. Pray the Lord would bring truth and peace.
For God to give grace, provision, and peace to those in the midst of the adoption process. We have many families in process pursuing older children, children with medical needs, and larger sibling groups. Pray the Lord to guide them and to give them endurance.
- Pray for those who have been waiting for matches. Pray for the children to be advocated for, for the courts to process these cases, and for the families as they wait.
- Pray for post adoption families.
- For God to bring more missional families that will be flexible and understanding with the process and the complex needs of the children of Colombia.
- The Lord to prepare the children being pursued by our families now, that their hearts would be prepared and at peace with all the upcoming transition.
- The Lord to grant us the opportunity to advocate for more waiting children and have more opportunities to advocate for better policies to benefit them in the long run.
- That all the children will come to know Him as their Eternal Father and Savior.
Pray for wisdom for the (un)adopted team as they build relationships with churches, pastors, and key partners – and as they plan what the future of (un)adopted will look like in Colombia.
Pray for the caregivers and foster parents that went through training this year – that they would continue to pull from the things they learned and would feel encouraged and empowered.
In Country Team: Wisdom for them as Soraya leads and works on some challenging cases, builds relationships with government, and balances a big case load.
ICBF: That those working for central authority will come to know Him and for grace and efficiency as they review our families. That they will work in best interest of children and creatively find solutions for many political issues that hurts the adoption process. Pray for wisdom as they navigate operating in the midst of COVID.
Private Homes: pray for our relationships to grow with these directors and workers.
Lifeline team: Ferrah, Meredith, Jordan, Alli, Beth, Oscar, David, (un)adopted team