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Moses and Me: A Biblical and Personal Case for Honoring Birth Mothers

Submitted by Godspace

by Sara Easterly

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in the U.S. – a good time for adoptive parents to grow their awareness around the importance of honoring birth mothers. I’ll make my case, first and foremost, by going biblical.

Moses is the first abandoned baby mentioned in the Bible (Exodus 2). Moses gets a lot of airtime throughout the Bible, but what about his hardly-mentioned birth mother, Jochebed?

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From limping to JUMPING

Wednesday October 17, 2018.  I did not get out of bed until 7 a.m, which is a whole hour and a half later than normal. I felt kind of in a slump, since I took my Sabbath yesterday and slept. It was an overcast and rainy day. We had a rushed morning as my team only had about a half hour to do all the squad’s dishes, since it’s our chore for the week. We quickly prayed as a team on our bus ride to ministry. Upon our arrival, we spent about ten minutes attempting to get all the mu

the love language of a little swazi girl

October 23 2018 Today we had a home visit with a grandma of 3 kiddos. One of who goes to our care point regularly for food. But ive never really talked to her before. After praying over the two ladies, I waited for the little girl to put her shirt on. I grabbed her lunchbox and she ran and grabbed my hand. We headed on our way to the care point. I started asking her name — no answer. I asked her again — her response : “yes”. So I came to the conclusion that she doesn&rsq

Happiness.

This blog is not about the emotion. Although, it hopefully will invoke that. Instead, it is about my dear friend Happiness, who works at the local grocery store, SaveMor.  The story of our friendship started around our second week of being in Swazi. A group os us took a khumbi (a bus) to Savemor to purchase the essentials (Oreos, apples, and a magnum ice cream bar). I was one of the first done and ready to walk to the bus stop. I stood near the exit waiting and just to my right stood a sec

Month one

Hello!! I know this post is long overdue but here in Swaziland WiFi is hard to find so I am just getting to it now. Here are 4 lessons I learned month one of being on the World Race Gap Year and from being in Swaziland. Okay, starting off big here: 1. I do not need electricity or WiFi to survive. Contrary to popular belief, it is still possible to survive without those two fundamental parts to the first world population. Here in Nsoko, Swaziland our base is under construction so we do not have