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Music to My Ears in Nashville

  • Jim Daly
    Jim Daly is president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive.
  • 2014 Mar 06
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 Just two weeks ago I found myself in Nashville, TN attending the National Religious Broadcaster's Convention. It's always a good time to reconnect with some old friends and meet new ones as we strategize ways to more effectively and efficiently spread the Good News of the Gospel.

But while I was holed up in meetings at the Opryland Hotel, a team from Focus was across town at the Fellowship Bible Church hosting our latest Wait No More conference.

As I recently shared with the staff, there was a fantastic turnout. The best part was that, in response to the information presented at that gathering, 122 families initiated the process of adoption – which represents more than a quarter of the families that were in attendance!

 Beyond that, 14 families indicated their desire to become involved by praying, coming alongside an adoptive family, or giving to support Wait No More.

You can read a news article and watch a video about the event online: “Prospective families learn about Tennessee adoptions, foster care.” Wait No More Program Director Katie Overstreet mentions in the video that, overall, more than 2,600 families have initiated the process to adopt children from foster care thanks to the combined efforts represented by Wait No More’s nationwide conferences.

The Lord is working mightily through this initiative, and I can’t tell you how grateful we are to see so many families reaching out to legal orphans who are longing for permanent homes.

Our next Wait No More event is scheduled for May 10 at the Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can learn more about the conference or register free online. You can watch a video about the Louisiana event online.

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