Monday, September 28, 2009


Welcome!!! I am so glad you have stopped in and taken a peek to see what's going on here at This Next Generation. I have created this blog because I have a vision and a conviction. I believe that we are called to do something more for God's kingdom than we already are. I believe that we, guys and girls, old and young, are called to do something NOW. I believe that the call we have been given in James 1:27 that says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." is a command for everyone. There are 143 million orphans in this world and it breaks my heart to look at their faces and hold them in my arms. My life was turned around after I went to Guatemala in March of 2007. Since then I have gone back 3 times and plan on returning many more, hopefully someday with a little one in my arms. :) Yet... I am ashamed to look at my life and see how little I sacrifice for them.

I have a vision of people from THIS generation- teens and young adults- joining together for the orphans. I have a dream that God would burden many more hearts for these children, light many more fires, give people more passion for adoption and plight of the fatherless.

I don't know how it will happen, or when, or what it will look like. But I just know that there is more than this, and that God is calling me to much more than I am giving right now. So for now I just know that He has called me to start this blog, an idea He put in my head several months ago. Each month, I will present a challenge to myself that will make me be more mission-minded and orphan-focused. I'm asking you to join with me. The first one won't be too painful I promise, :) and I will be writing about that sometime this week, in time for me to start doing it on the first of the month.

I believe that there are people out there who will join together for these children. I believe that all it takes is God placing a burden on the hearts of His people. I believe that the Church was created for unity, and through that unity are we able to serve and minister together. I am hopeful of what God is going to do in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. In the end, may He be glorified.


  1. Hi Molly,
    I love the new blog! And I will join you for these challenges! I don't have an idea of what to expect, but I am excited! :) Please, don't hold anything back!
    I love the picture you have at the top, those children are beautiful!

  2. I'm with you Molly, and I can't wait to see how this all works out. The Lord is really using you to remind me of my passion and keep it as my focus all the time and I know I'm not the only one. thanks so much!

  3. Who hoo! I'm so excited about your new blog and being challenged to care for orphans in more stretching ways in the months to come!

  4. Hello Molly,

    This is wonderful! I'm supporting you 100%, especially as it has been on my own heart to reach out to "this next generation". I believe God is calling me also. Is there anything I can do to help? Let me know - I'd love to take on the challenge!:) My prayers are with you in this!:)


  5. I love it! God is truly causing an awakening and I'd love for Etaala International to be able to work with you. We are going to have a blog as a part of our website and feature every month someone else and their practical ways for youth to get involved in orphan care and I'd love to hear your ideas!

    The website is almost up! It's going to be I'll post the link on facebook though when its officially launched!

  6. Molly,

    I know my grey hair disqualifies me from from being a member of your generation and the movement that God is stirring among all of you but you can certainly count on me to stand along aside cheering you on, supporting your efforts and praying for you and the other young people that God calls to join you in this challenge!

    Much love always,
    Your Momma XOXO