The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is an advocacy group representing 84,000 families in the US, and they did what few have done to help the Bodnariu family.
The HSLDA went to Norway at the time of the April 16th, 2016 protest to see for themselves the international drama that has painted Norway in the worst possible light. They interviewed Marius and Ruth, Ruth’s sister, and a number of other supporters at the protest in Stryn. The HSDLA is also calling for supporters to contact the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC to express their outrage over the confiscation of the Bodnariu children.
While most of us offered support for the Bodnariu family from far away, the HSLDA went to the tiny town in Norway where the Bodnarius live to document for the rest of us that they are a great family and they are not alone in this difficult time.
The HSLDA documentary below also shows a new look on Marius’ and Ruth’s face: the look of hope. They had received back their baby at the time of the video, and they clearly have a hopeful tone in their voice.
And hope cannot be underestimated.
As difficult as this trial is, God is helping them cope with adversity. Watching the documentary you can clearly see a certain peace on their face, a peace that is hard to understand. It reminds me of what apostle Paul wrote to the Philippian church, just before he was executed: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:7).
We join the Bodnariu family in their hope. A hope of imminent reunification.
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