Thank you to Carol Steinbach for alerting me to Brady Murray.
Brady Murray was scared when his son with Down syndrome was born. Now he’s working to get children with Down syndrome out of orphanages and into families!
Watch this 90-second video for an introduction (it looks like a Facebook account is required to access this video). This article in Triathlete and this article from KSL.com explain more about this man and his motivations.
Some families don’t believe they can parent such a child (though with the right supports, particularly seeking their hope in God, more families could successfully raise such children); the solution they are offered is to abort. Adoption IS AN OPTION for children with Down syndrome, as evidenced by Reece’s Rainbow!
I have no idea what Mr. Murray believes about God from these articles, but God has placed something special in his life to drive him to help families with the significant financial expenses related to adoption.
Church, we’re not asking you to run a triathlon for children with disabilities! We’re asking you to welcome and use the gifts God has given to all his creation, including those living with disability, for his glory and for your good!