A New Family


If you’ve been feeling a bit discouraged about the direction our country is headed, here’s a story that may renew your faith in the American people.


Davion Henry Only is a fifteen-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida.  His mother was a convicted felon. He was born in prison and raised in foster care.  Davion lives in a group home with twelve other boys, has never had his own room or felt wanted.


When he heard that his birth mother had died last spring, he decided to find someone to adopt him. He went to St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg and told his story from the pulpit.


He told the congregation, “I know God hasn’t given up on me, so I’m not giving up either.”   Davion’s story was published in the Tampa Bay Times.  It went viral on social media and was picked up on news sites and television shows around the globe.


More than 10,000 people from every state have offered to adopt him.  The boy’s case manager, Connie Going, says she is overwhelmed by the response.  Does that put a smile on your face, or what?


In other faith news, Franklin Graham says hundreds of thousands of Christians plan to invite their friends to watch the telecast of My Hope America with Billy Graham this Thursday.


Billy spent months recording the video that will be broadcast on November 7th, his 95th birthday.  Franklin Graham says his father was unscripted and comes across “like a grandfather,” sharing the gospel and inviting viewers to trust Jesus Christ as their savior.


If you’d like more information on the special and how you can learn to be more confident in sharing your faith, go to billygraham.org and click on the “My Hope America” banner.


If you have a question for me about family issues or Christian living, click the “Questions” link on the Family Expert page.

Listen to today’s audio here.