Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The List

 
I have something I want to share this morning. 

Something really cool.  Something that just makes me want to weep and cry for joy.

I want to share it so that you can join in the party.

Here it is...

THE LIST...


fsp-AbellOlga
fsp-AllenAddison
fsp-Archerboys
fsp-ArcherJessie
fsp-Baker
fsp-Barnett
fsp-Baumann
fsp-Beamish
fsp-BedfordNika
fsp-BeeckIvan
fsp-BergmanCharlotte
fsp-BittermanDillon
fsp-Blatt
fsp-BoroughsSullivan
fsp-Bowden
fsp-BranciforteStellan
fsp-BrownAdam
fsp-BrownCaden
fsp-BrownEvan
fsp-BrunswickLillian
fsp-BurckhardNathan
fsp-BurgerBrian
fsp-Burick
fsp-BurlinghamAndriy
fsp-CannellCarson
fsp-CannonDariya
fsp-CarlinDanil
fsp-Carmichael
fsp-Chance
fsp-Christopherson
fsp-Clark2
fsp-ClarkElizabeth
fsp-Clifton
fsp-ColemanToby
fsp-CoxKareen
fsp-CoxwellSpencer
fsp-DahlenAngel
fsp-DarrowMaxLena
fsp-Davis
fsp-Davis(3)
fsp-DavisKirill
fsp-DeanAdamNessie
fsp-DeckerMyron
fsp-DelgadoAnton
fsp-DeVoweGage
fsp-DirkesMariaN
fsp-DobrovitsHenry
fsp-Dornoff
fsp-Drost
fsp-DueckKatya
fsp-Duncan
fsp-DuncanMM
fsp-EarleywineIvan
fsp-Edsall
fsp-Edsall
fsp-Egan
fsp-Eicher2boys
fsp-EldredgeSamantha
fsp-Elizabeth
fsp-ElliottNicole
fsp-Erquiaga
fsp-EvansVera
fsp-Fanzsiblings
fsp-FarleySergeyT
fsp-FerroneNastyaMoira
fsp-Fick
fsp-FolioMaeve
fsp-Freeman
fsp-FussellPhillip
fsp-Gibson
fsp-GibsonAntonio
fsp-Gleason
fsp-GneiserAleksey
fsp-Godone-Maresca
fsp-GoerlingAlina
fsp-GoldenSebastian
fsp-Goodman2
fsp-GreenAngelina
fsp-Gross
fsp-HaddickAnya
fsp-HaglerSasha
> fsp-HamernikMarissa
> fsp-Harris
fsp-HarrisCarlene
fsp-HarrisLee
fsp-HartmanBrady
fsp-HazletonKirk
fsp-HeirigsGenevieve
fsp-Higbie
fsp-HiltonAbel
fsp-HinzNikita
fsp-HogelandSharon
fsp-Hogg
fsp-Hook
fsp-HouseGavin
fsp-HouseMartin
fsp-HouserSveta
fsp-InglinPeter
fsp-JenkinsAngieNeal
fsp-JensenDelvin
fsp-JensenLuke
fsp-JimVictoria
fsp-Johnson
fsp-JohnsonMichaela
fsp-KehmPeter
fsp-KoenigVika
fsp-KooimanStefan
fsp-KramerIvanK
fsp-KrehbielAlexD
fsp-KrulikDanil19
fsp-KulpShea
fsp-LassiterCarter
fsp-LimDarlene
fsp-Logue
fsp-LucasIvan
fsp-Lynch
fsp-MaddexDanil
fsp-MarksMax2H
fsp-McClain
fsp-McFarlandFrederick
fsp-MeierSophiaC
fsp-Meyer
fsp-MickschlLydiah
fsp-MillerQuinton
fsp-MonierDima
fsp-MooreMateo
fsp-Moreno
fsp-MorganLucy
fsp-MountsSam
fsp-Overstreet
fsp-Perry
fsp-PhillipsNathanAlek
fsp-PhillipsValerie
fsp-PlummerBarbara
fsp-RayMicah
fsp-ReynoldsMarlena
fsp-RhodesDawson
fsp-RistGeorgia
fsp-RoweMasha
fsp-SaderMelanie
fsp-Sauder
fsp-SayreLena
fsp-SchlorfJohnny
fsp-SchwenzerJulia
fsp-ScodaVaughn
fsp-SentiTasha
fsp-SeyboldVika
fsp-SilvaNoah
fsp-SmithWinston
fsp-Statz
fsp-StClairRiley
fsp-StevensGigi
fsp-Stewart
fsp-StolzJacobMatt
fsp-Suttles
fsp-Tam
fsp-Tarkovich
fsp-TaylorAlexander
fsp-Thomas
fsp-Thumann
fsp-UnroeFamily
fsp-WainDana
fsp-WaltersDillon
fsp-WarnerCliff
fsp-WeimanStacie
fsp-Westbrook#2
fsp-WhiteLeesia
fsp-Williams
fsp-WilsonPeyton
fsp-WinnDavidCody
fsp-WooddellWilson
fsp-YANASmith
fsp-YoungKody
fsp-ZuzunagaMariaF


Are you crying yet?

Doesn't that list just make you want to weep?

I know what you are thinking - You are wondering if I am a bit touched in the head...

Not true..

I have NOT lost it.

What you just saw is PRECIOUS.  Beautiful.  Wonderful.  Amazing!!

It represents LIFE and LOVE and SACRIFICE.

It represents the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts and minds of so many.

It represents GOD AT WORK in the CHURCH!

No - I am not off my rocker and Rob does NOT need to call the men in the white coats and the white van.  I am OKAY over here in our little house in the woods.

But that list does make me weep.  And rejoice.

And Praise God...

Why?  What does it represent??

What is the List...

My dear friends....


What you just saw is the current list of EVERY family who is adopting a special needs child from Reece's Rainbow.

The children that nobody wanted are WANTED!

175 names are on that list.

Did you catch that???

175 families....

AND MANY MANY MANY OF THOSE FAMILIES ARE BRINGING HOME MORE THAN ONE CHILD!!

Did you read that??  We are talking well over 200 children who will SOON BE HOME!

Now are you crying with me?

Throwing a party?

Want to go see ALL of the kids represented on that list?  Take a few minutes - click here - and get your tissues.  Look at that list.  Look at those kids.  Think about what it means. 

For too long the 'least of these' have been lost and forsaken but Thanks Be to God - He has heard their cries. He is answering their pleas.  God is raising up families.  And one by one they are crossing the ocean to rescue the ones that nobody wanted.  Thanks Be to God.

175 families on a list. 

More than 200 children soon to be rescued.

Thanks be to God.

Thanks be to God!

23 comments:

  1. Rejoicing with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Julia, as one of the families listed up there, Thank You. It's nice to know we aren't forgotten even when we encounter troubles and spend so very much longer on that list than we ever expected. God is good and He sustains us all. Thanks be to God for He is good! Always!

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  3. Beautiful!! That is a good place to place our focus especially if we get discouraged focusing on the many, many lost and lonely. To spend time acknowledging the loved and soon to be RESCUED!! Thank you, I needed that today.

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  4. Thank you! I did just about start crying when I saw that list, because I knew if I scrolled *way* down to the bottom (second to last), I'd find us. It is a blessing to be remembered in prayer and to know that you are rejoicing with us!

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  5. I am so happy! I hope the rest of the kids on RR all get families soon!

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  6. That is one beautiful list! I was wondering if you would do a quick post linking my friends blog....you see, she and some other wonderful women are doing a 7 day blitz (with tons of prizes) for Kirill to help his family with the added expenses of appealing the judges decision that he would be better off in an institution than with his family. The blitz ends on April 10th and in 48 hours they have raised over $8000 of the $15000 extra that is needed. We need to spread the word and get that number jumping again. The family has a hard road ahead but that beautiful boy needs all the people we can get fighting and praying. Thank you...
    Here is her blog address if you would like to help by doing a quick post :).
    http://thebalsisfamily.blogspot.com/2011/04/7-day-blitz-for-kirill.html

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  7. Really, really special post Julia. And quite personal- because in 12 days, it will be one name shorter when Greg exits those orphanage gates with boys in tow! I'm thinking short of meeting Him in person someday, one doesn't get any closer to Him then when you pick up that child and say - never again will you go back. Prayers that He comforts all those who are waiting for families on thist list....but even more for the ones who aren't.

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  8. Rejoicing, laughing and crying at the same time. It's ABSOLUTELY beautiful and ONLY GOD!!!

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  9. That is an awesome list! Marvelous God.

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  10. I am crying and rejoicing! It's amazing to see all the families listed like that!

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  11. I love it! I can't wait until our name is on that list one day!!

    -Amy

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  12. I was listening to the radio while reading the names on the list and the song "Your Great Name" was playing...these are the words I heard while reading:

    All the weak; find their strength; at the sound of your great name
    Hungry souls; receive grace; at the sound of your great name
    The fatherless; they find their rest; at the sound of your great name
    Sick are healed; and the dead are raised; at the sound of your great name

    [Chorus:]
    Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
    You are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name

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  13. I was having a bad day and this list (with our family's name on it) made me weep tears of joy. Thanks for reminding me why I'm so thankful to be counted on that list. Even when the paperwork is daunting.

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  14. There's a time to dance.... lets do it! We will be having a party when we get Gage ( Ethan) home everybody is invited! Thank you Julia.

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  15. Thanks be to God indeed!

    I wish our name was on that list ;)

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  16. Praise God!!!! I hope that our family will be added to that list sometime this year.

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  17. SO blessed to be on the list:)

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  18. Oh my goodness! How wonderful!! Thank you for sharing this.

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  19. I love that list. And I'm proud to be on it.

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