When our group served at our Philip's foster village in China last June, one child in particular touched our hearts (as they all did). But this one young man, Jospeh, will be turning 14 next spring. If he had not found a family by then, he would never be able to be adopted.
Joseph was keenly aware that his time was running out. He prayed often for a family of his own. He watched with despair as his good friends, one by one, left the village to be adopted into loving families of their own.
In fact, after one such friend found out that he too would be leaving to join his forever family last summer, Joseph told one of the interns, a special young lady named Melissa, that he was losing hope of ever finding his own family.