Christmas Warrior

I’m a Christmas Warrior for BLAKE.

Is that not the cutest face you have ever seen?

I have committed to praying that this little guy finds a forever family and fundraising for his adoption fund this month.

The Bible has a lot to say about caring for widows and orphans…to my count, this mandate is mentioned at least 47 times in Scripture.

Verses like these move my heart:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families…Psalm 68:5-6

Adoption is God’s plan.  And, I will be devoting each Wednesday for the next few weeks to talking about the ministry of Reece’s Rainbow and how they assist helpless children find forever families.

How can you help?

  • Pray for their ministry.
  • Donate to Blake’s adoption fund {there is a chip-in widget on my side bar}.
  • Research adoption needs/issues.

Heavenly Father, I come to you with my heart broken for the plight of orphans, particularly sweet little Blake and others like him, who are considered worthless and a punishment from you because they have developmental delays.  Please be with Blake.  Keep him safe, healthy and warm and bring his forever family to him soon.  Any part that my readers and I can play in that, reveal to us and soften our hearts towards.  In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this. I will pray for Blake’s adoption as well!

  2. Oh, wow. I popped over to say hello and now I want to take a baby home. I love that you are doing this – your heart is so good, Melissa.

    I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and will start praying for you this week as you are getting ready for your testimony. I will pray that the enemy will stay away and not attack you who is doing good for Christ. He despises when we do that so don’t be surprised if you feel his presence. He’s sneaky like that but God has you in the palm of His hand. You will be wonderful!

  3. Thank you Natalie. I woke up this morning with a sore throat and knew
    exactly what it was- an attack. I feel and appreciate your prayers and

  4. Melissa, I love that you are doing this!! Thank you!! I want to ask if you would like to do a blog with me. Please email me at Thanks!


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