Bethel University – Apr 4, 2012
Thoughts from RBP at Bethel
My experience with the Red Bus Project has been unbelievable. The people have been so precious and I can just tell they have a very strong passion for this project and for orphans. I've been introduced to taking your passions into actions through this project and its amazing what can happen when you do that. All day I've been watching peoples reaction when when they ask what this huge red bus is doing in front of the student center. When I would explain what the bus is it seemed to capture their interest but when I explained the cause behind it, everyones face just kind of lit up. It's just really encouraging to see the facial expressions of my friends and even people I don't know due to what this project is all about.
I myself am really passionate about orphans and I will adopt some day my self. Adoption is a beautiful action of love. Some of my best friends back in middle TN adopted a child. He was born in Nashville but his mother just gave him up. He is the most precious baby boy ever and even though I am at school and cant see him as often as I want, I still pray for him and his growth in faith and as a person. It's just amazing how adoption can change a life. Everyone has been blessed with a life, breathed by God, but not everyone has the ideal situation to be raised in. As a Christian, I believe it is vital to care for orphans. One, because it is a huge command in the bible. Two, because we are called to discipleship. The way you raise a child, influence's a kid on how they will live their life when they grow up. Learning and growing in a God fearing and God serving home is a beautiful blessing, and we are called to bless others. Parenthood is a ministry in itself and when applying adoption to your life, you have opened your home up for blessing, for the children and for your family as a whole.