National Adoption Month

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November has always been one of my favorite months – the weather, Thanksgiving, football, although the football season is essentially over for me as a diehard Longhorns and Cowboys fan. I’m already looking ahead to March Madness and baseball’s Opening Day.

Back to another reason that I like November - it’s National Adoption Month ! At Gladney, we are celebrating in so many ways. It is a wonderfully intense month for us. The calendar seems to have multiple events every day. This was especially true last Sunday, which was Orphan Sunday.

Sunday evening, I had the opportunity to serve as keynote speaker for an orphan concert featuring Aaron Ivey and Bernie Calcote. Several hundred from the Christian community in Austin were in attendance and it was a wonderful night. I brought the average age up by 10 or 15 years. I wore jeans, of course, but I couldn't bring myself to untuck my shirt.

Here are my remarks. I hope you enjoy them and that you will respond to the Call to Action, if you haven’t already become involved in the orphan care movement.

1 comment:

Tristen said...

Great to get the opportunity to meet you the other night at Gladney. Thank you for taking the time. Much appreciation for all you do (and are doing for our family).