Whitney is a child adopted into the family of God, a wife to a local pastor and mom to 7 year old Angelina. She is passionate about people loving Jesus and the least of these, especially vulnerable children. Her husband and her are co-founders of a faith-based non-profit called City Without Orphans where there vision is to see a church community that is known for caring for these children and living out the gospel in tangible ways.
Why did God call me to start my family through adoption? Why did He call me to start a nonprofit that mobilizes the church to live out James 1:27, ” True devotion to God is caring for orphans and widows in their distress”? He delights to see the adopted church be His hands and feet– to bring more into the family of God.
Most people don’t like to talk about death. It’s a hard reality for us to face. Even so, this theme is discussed all throughout scripture. Jesus himself presents a paradox about death and life in Matthew 10:39, “Whoever finds heir life will lose it, and whoever loses their life, for my sake will find it.” Dying is living, living is dying. In saying this, Jesus wasn’t just preparing His disciples for His eminent death on a cross; He was also preparing them for the persecution and suffering they would endure.