Wednesday, November 14, 2007

National Adoption Month—Celebrate Day 14

As a humanitarian missionary, Ilene Tucker worked in Vietnamese orphanages under the umbrella of Children’s Hope International in the summer of 2006. In 1994, as dedicated USA Water Polo master players, Ilene and Andy Carbonell organized the "Turkey Bowl" to combine their love of bringing together family and friends with their love of water polo.

Although the events do not seem related, for the past two years they have been. For the second year in a row, the Turkey Bowl's proceeds will benefit Children's Hope Development Aid programs. While having fun (players receive t-shirts and the three participating teams are named: The Breasts, The Wings, and The Thighs), these two athletes have also found a way to give back to those less fortunate.

Have you considered what you could do? Whether it is putting together a scrapbooking event, a book club, or a Christmas themed three-legged race, get together with your friends or church members and plan an event to promote international adoption.


Cry of the Orphan programming for November 14:
FamilyLife Today
Michael Easley (day 2) discusses important cautions to consider regarding adoption.

Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson
"Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved" (Part 2 of 2)
Author Dorie Van Stone tells her story of growing up as an orphan and encountering the God that deeply loves her.
To find a station near you featuring "Focus on the Family" programs, visit


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