Accepting Christ

Christian Adoption Agency

  A Message from the Operations Manager

I’ve always liked cars. Fast, sporty cars.  I was 18 and I had a plan.  In my mind, when I got accepted into a Business School with a good reputation, that plan got re-affirmed.  The plan by the way was that I was going to get a degree in Business and work uptown for a financial institution.  I was going to live in a small apartment, without much furniture, except for a big flat screen TV, and of course a nice car.   Yea, I was a kid and perhaps my “dream” wasn’t that inconsistent with those of others.  Maybe, you just “age out” of some of this stuff I listed above.  However, for me, it was coming to understand that my plan isn’t always God’s plan for me.  It rarely is.   To me, that was the hardest part – to understand that I had to let go and trust that God knew better.  Don’t get me wrong, I said “was” but that is more of an ongoing process.  I think the more I grow in my faith, and the more I begin to comprehend who God is, and how much He loves me, the easier it gets.  

Accepting Christ

As you can see, I don’t have a degree in theology.  Our agency isn’t associated with any particular church.  However, as  a Christian alone, I believe that I am called to tell others about Christ (Matthew 28:19-20).

John 14:6 says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me”.

The message of the living word of God in the Bible is for everyone, as it is written in John 8:12 which says, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but have the light of life”.

So if you haven’t already, as a Christian, I invite you to join me in saying the following Salvation Prayer and invite Jesus into your heart and into your life.

“Father, I know that I have sinned and my sins have separated me from you.  I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my sin.  Please forgive me, and help me not sin again.  I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer.  I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.  Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen”

If you’d like to talk to me about any of this, I’d be happy to chat and share more, even if you’re not interested in our Christian adoption services.  You can email me at  or call me at 704 527 7673.

To God be the glory for ever and ever!

Nick Ratchev, MBA

-Saint Mary International Adoptions Operations Manager

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Praying to Jesus

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

(John 3:16)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

(Ephesians 2:8-9)

Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.

(Hebrews 11:1)

Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

(John 1:12)

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