An Opportunity to Do Good

chloejanemurschell1.jpgClick here to read about a beautiful little Korean girl named Chloe who has the opportunity to belong to a Christian home here in the United States.  The family has been in the adoption process for months and now is in danger of losing her, due to unexpected financial constraint.  God’s people have given generously to this cause but more is needed before the deadline this Friday.  Would you consider helping this dear family?

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for this and for the great compilation of relevant verses, Brian. Update: We are working to bring the Chloe page itself up to speed with this, but the current amount needed is down to around $3,100 (not including travel expenses). The Murschells’ agent encouraged them to continue with the referral rather than declining it. We are praising the Lord for what He’s done.


    As of noon today (Weds. 20 September), the Lord has provided the rest of the money that was needed for Chloe’s referral. The Murschells are deeply grateful for all the prayer and prayerful giving.* Thank you so much!

    * For those of you who have inquired about helping with the Murschells’ travel expenses, via Frequent Flyer miles or points donations, that would still be very much appreciated! If you are interested, please contact for more information on how to contribute in that way.


  3. Dear Brian (and all your readers)…
    Just a note again of thanks for your help in promoting this adoption-funding project. It is incredible to have the privilege of investing both for short-term and long-term benefit (as in, eternal benefit). Now that Chloe Jane is home with the Murschells (as of today!), I’d love to see the Lord get the glory for all He has done in giving resources to us and making our hearts willing to give. It’s a continuing work He’s doing – not just to help physical and spiritual orphans, but to help US learn mercy and humility and generosity and authentic love. Praise Him for all He’s done and continues to do!


  4. I apologize in advance for what may seem like a rather harsh comment, particularly from someone who neither knows your blog, having just stumbled upon it via a WordPress search. My point in commenting is to simply provide another point of view for your thought and consideration.

    I’m an adoptive parent. Both of my children are Korean. They are amazing individuals, strong, bright young Korean Americans.

    The circumstances of their adoption were typical of Korean adoption; neither was an orphan; one in fact has an intact family and siblings. Both were placed in adoption for cultural and financial reasons: one because Korean culture does not accept unmarried single parenting, the other because the government of Korea provided no social support when the father became ill, could no longer work, and subsequently died.

    I truly appreciate the desire of the family you reference to adopt this little girl, and would guess given the date of this post that the adoption has taken place. Based on the joy my husband and I have experienced, I’m certain this family is very happy.

    But I have to ask: Would God in fact visit hardship and sorrow on one family to make that happiness possible? I’m a devout Catholic and have to say no. This little girl’s adoption took place for cultural and financial reasons, not because she was orphaned in the true sense of the word. With financial support and changes in cultural attitudes, her mother might have been able to parent her. She might also have been Christian, by the way, given that 30% of the Korean population is Christian. Korea has one of the fastest conversion rates on the planet, to which the number of Korean churches in this country should attest.

    Thanks for allowing me to express my point of view.


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