NWLife Weekly Conversation—Adrian and Amanda Duarte
Here is our fourteenth NWLife video podcast featuring our weekly conversation.
Today’s theme: What it’s like for a biracial couple raising three black sons in America
Pastor Angela and I sit down with our friends Adrian and Amanda Duarte to hear their story. This amazing couple is raising three sons and a foster baby.
The video begins and ends with some words from one of our students, Kyle Wabusya (who has the most wonderful sense of humor). Pastor Kyle and our worship team also lead us in worship today.
I hope you’ll take 27 minutes and join us for some church today!
Boys and girls will fill the public parks, laughing and playing—a good city to grow up in.
Do the problems of rebuilding seem too much? Is anything too much for me? Not if I have my say.”
We’ve come through a hard time; the streets were dangerous; you could never let down your guard…
But things are changing.
Sowing and harvesting will resume, vines will grow grapes, gardens will flourish, dew and rain will make everything green.
My people will get everything they need—and more.
You’ve gotten a reputation as a bad-news people, but I’m coming to save you.
From now on, you’re the good-news people. Don’t be afraid.
Keep a firm grip on what I’m doing.
And now here’s what I want you to do: Tell the truth, the whole truth, when you speak.
Do the right thing by one another, both personally and in your courts.
Don’t cook up plans to take unfair advantage of others.
Don’t do or say what isn’t just.
I hate all that stuff. Keep your lives simple and honest.