Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Check Out This Blog

I have been following a blog of a family that just traveled to China to get their daughter. When they got to China they found their daughter on her death bed in a hospital. God kept this child alive for them and got her home and today she is having MAJOR heart surgery. These people adopted this precious child not knowing how long they would have their daughter. Anyway I was reading a post that she wrote this morning and I wanted to share part of it with you.

I know many of our friends and family are praying as I had asked you to consider how God might be speaking to your heart about adoption. Oh how my heart swells when I think about just ONE MORE child knowing that LOVE of not only a Mommy and a Daddy but the LOVE of our Heavenly Father through the hands and feet of His people. Imagine with me: we often think of hands and feet in terms of mission work both local and abroad, doing a kind deed for an elderly neighbor, working with youth who may be neglected at home, delivering food to those in need. These are all wonderful acts of service and we should all be a part of these opportunities that surround us everyday. What if you had the opportunity to be God's hands and feet to a child not just for one night a week or during a special holiday time? What if God called you to the be His hands and feet AND HEART to a child forever? What if I told you the GIFT you would receive would be unlike any other? Pray on and pray hard! He will guide you in this mission. And if He is calling, HE WILL PROVIDE.

God is using this family in BIG ways to show his love for orphans even with them going through one of the toughest days of their lives. Please go read more of their blog and pray for this child and the family http://www.roomforatleastonemore.blogspot.com/.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Did You Know?

More than one-third of Americans have seriously considered adopting, but no more than 2% have actually adopted.

Only 4 percent of families with children (1.7 million households) contain adopted children.

Find out more statistics at : http://www.voiceoftheorphan.com/display.asp?page=Learn .

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I am coming to you with an emergency request. This child needs a home now or will soon be put in a HORRIBLE place.

This beautiful little boy is in Eastern Europe and here is more information on him.
Born April 13, 2005
Ruslan is a beautiful little boy, with olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes. He is up and walking. His medical records do not show a heart condition. At this young age, he would still be eligible for in-home early intervention services. Ruslan's mother was a GYPSY (of mixed European and Asian descent). She abandoned him when he was born. He is facing a horrible institution, and we need to get him out before that happens. Please save Ruslan!
Married couples only may apply
No more than 45 years between parent and child
No stated family size restrictions
Total with travel approx $22k
Both parents for 2 1/2 weeks to attend court
Both parents return home for 3 weeks, and only one must return to complete the adoption for approx 4-5 days
Here is how you can help:
Pray and pray hard that this child finds a family FAST.
Adoption is very, very costly and a lot of families would love to bring children in their home if they only had the money to bring these children home. It is sad that children like this can face a horrible future because a family that would take and love them can't afford to bring them home. You can help by donating money to bring this child home, even a little bit helps.
Spread the word about this precious child.
ADOPT THIS CHILD and give him a loving home where he is taken care of.
For more information on this precious child, to donate money to help a family bring him home or to just say "I want to bring this child home" contact Andrea at bamaroberts@comcast.net

Andrea Roberts, Executive DirectorReece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministrywww.reecesrainbow.org

Monday, September 8, 2008

Dance Class Started Today

Amaya and Paige were very excited today because dance class started back up. This is Amaya's 2nd year of tap and Paige's 1st year.

Paige had so much fun and did so good and she even has another little girl in her class named Amaya.

Amaya's class blew me away. Last year her class was just a bunch of little girls running around that none of them were very good at listening including Amaya. This year in her class everyone was paying attention and they really were doing a good job.

I have a picture of Paige but I didn't get a good one of Amaya because the battery on my camera was going bad and Jaxson kept bumping me. Oh, speaking of Jaxson he was on the side lines dancing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What Hope Can You Give an Orphan?

The numbers are staggering...More than 143 million orphans worldwide...every 14 seconds an AIDS death leaves another child orphaned...more than 800,000 children pass through America foster care system each year.

The Scriptures are clear that the Lord gives the family of God the responsibility to care for the orphan's needs — to love and protect them. In fact, God's concern for orphans is so central to his plan for us here on earth that he inspired James to write: "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world," (James 1:27)

Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
James 2:15-16

All over the world, children with no one to care for them are suffering in ways most of us cannot imagine. However, there is hope.
There is an army of Christians representing numerous organizations and churches who are laboring to meet the monumental physical and spiritual needs of millions of orphans all across the globe. As a result, tomorrow will look different for many of these children.
But what about the millions who will still be suffering? God has a plan for them too. His plan for them is you. How might He want to use you?

For more information on adoption, orphan care or God's call for us to take care of the orphans you can visit www.voiceoftheorphan.com .