Monday, November 28, 2011

The Passed Over Babes

On Saturday I opened up the Angel Tree and began to scroll through the faces.

Many of them new faces... first time Angel Tree children. 

But many were way too familiar.  And it saddened me.  Faces of children who have sat for two or more years on the tree.


                               Artem                                  Sergei                                     Spencer 
   

Children who will AGAIN be hanging ON a tree this year instead of sitting UNDER it.  Children who have spent one more year of their lives isolated and alone.  Most of them passed over because of bad pictures or because of sad expressions on their faces.  How to get them noticed?  How to get them from being passed over another year??


                           Jin Wu                                     Arina                                   Danila 
 

What could I do? 

I clicked on several of the links.  Prayed over them - wondered.   What could I do?  I felt the Lord nudging but what could I do?  I don't have money for a big Giveaway.  I'm well aware I have done precious little for Spencer's grant account.  Artem is still without a family.  There are so many more.  So many more. 


                               Robyn                                    Dimtry                                      Mark 
  

They all have Christmas Warriors so why shouldn't I just concentrate on my own???

What could I do??

Yet the faces of those who have hung for so long lay heavy on my heart.  What could I do?  God was nudging but what could I do?


                                 Meredith                                      Nikita                                       Paul 
  

Amazingly, God wasn't just nudging my heart.  Another Mom's heart was also being nudged.  He nudged her enough that she sent me an e-mail.  On Saturday morning about the same time I was staring at faces on the Angel Tree she was writing me a letter.  Her Angel Tree child has been wasting away on the Tree too.  No family in sight.  What could she do? She had some money set aside and offered it to me for a Giveaway.   We could raise money AND AWARENESS for Spencer and for her little guy.  And anyone else I chose. 

I sat stunned and in awe.  OUT OF ALL THE ANGEL TREE KIDS... Her Angel Tree child was ONE OF THE CHILDREN I HAD CLICKED ON.  HER LITTLE GUY WAS ONE I HAD PRAYED OVER!

Sergei

Dear Lord.  The Father of the Fatherless nudging hearts into action. 

All the faces of the little ones whom I recognized on the tree from last year... and the year before.  They flashed in front of me as I read her offer.  THOSE were the babes I wanted to help.  Those little ones.  My Spencer, My Artem, Her Sergei and more.


     

I know I can't do much but I can do something.  I can give those kids another opportunity to be SEEN.  Put their faces out.  Remind you that they have been waiting FAR TOO LONG.  The passed over babes on the past Angel Trees.

So here is the deal...

The kids above have all been on the Angel Tree since 2009.

All of them are close to or are already transferred.


We are doing a PASSED OVER BABES Giveaway...

WE HAVE 10 AMAZING PRIZES IN THIS GIVEAWAY!! 

You give FIVE DOLLARS to TWO OR MORE kids below and leave me a comment - I will enter your name in our Giveaway - ONE ENTRY FOR EVERY CHILD!! 

AND

AFTER YOU DONATE TO TWO OR MORE....

IF you BLOG about these kids..... you get another chance to win in our Giveaway.

AND/OR...

IF you FACEBOOK or TWITTER about these kids... you get another chance to win in our Giveaway.

Give FIRST, then share and share.....

Put their faces out there.  Let people know these are the PASSED OVER  BABES who have sat far too long on the Angel Tree.  THEY NEED FAMILIES. 


WHAT CAN YOU WIN???

 1.  A KINDLE TOUCH - (99.00 value)

2.  FLIP ULTRA HD VIDEO CAMERA 8 GB 3RD GENERATION - Newest Model (150.00 value)
Product Details

3.  100 DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE VINTAGE PEARL
hand stamped jewelry
Each and every piece is handcrafted from start to finish in the studio. They use sterling silver and freshwater pearls in their creations!!


4.  A SIGNED COPY OF BIBLIOPLAN'S ANCIENT HISTORY BOOK (59.95 value)
by Rob and Julia Nalle


5.  A set of 4 hand-carved wooden Christmas ornaments (50.00 value) 
   
 


 6.  A 50 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card 
7.  A 50 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
8.  A 25 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
9.  A 10 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card
10.  A 10 Dollar YOUR CHOICE Gift card.


These YOUR CHOICE cards are to ANY store, restaurant, mall etc. that you desire. You tell us what you want and we will deliver!!  Amazon, Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, Kohls, etc. etc.

Will you help the PASSED OVER BABES??

They have been on the Angel Tree since 2009. 


I know that many of you have ALREADY donated to some of these kids... I'm asking you to donate again.  Donate because all I am asking is for 5.00 for TWO OR MORE KIDS who have spent their lives being passed over.  Please - don't pass them by again.  NOTICE THEM.  Their pictures may be bad.  They may not be smiling.  Their descriptions may scare you off.  But they are PRECIOUS PRECIOUS BABES. 

Let's NOT pass them over again this year!!
  
THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH!!


If you have trouble leaving comments in Internet Explorer - then switch to another server (Google Chrome works great) or FB me... JULIA NALLE





60 comments:

  1. I was so hapy to see this posted on my friend's facebook page! We have donated to Artem and Jin Wu. What an awesome way to help those kids :) I have also shared this link on my facebook wall. God bless..praying for this to reach as many people as possible!!!!!!

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  2. I was shopping today for cyber Momday deals when I read your blog. I decided this was a better way to spend my morning and money. I donated to all 13 lovely, sweet children. Thank you Julia!

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  3. Gave $10 to each of the sweet little loves! Breaks my heart. I also posted on my blog and facebooked.

    Thanks Julia for doing this.
    Blessings.
    Gretchen Thibault

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  4. YAY! Love how God continues to help these kids. I too was praying over all the faces the other day!

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  5. I donated to Dimtry and Mark. Precious Babes, All! I also fb'ed and am working on a blog post. www.lovingthecrew.blogspot.com

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  6. Julia this is a great idea!! You rock!!
    Just donated five to Danila and five to Dimtry!!
    Shareing on FB as soon as I leave this comment! I love this!

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  7. Don't forget my Nicky Z! He has been there for a couple of years too!! :( My oldest chose Meredith as her angel this year. My three yr old is keeping her angel from last year, Sophia K. My 7 yr old is choosing a new one this year because her last year's angel is being adopted YAY!! And my baby is getting one of Nicky. :) I love this new family tradition we started last year!

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  8. Donated $10 each for Robyn, Ty & Heaven - all Reece's Rainbow babes!

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  9. We don't have the funds to donate today, but I'm sharing this on facebook and twitter, because it would be wrong not to. These children are so precious, and I may not be able to do much, but I'll do what I can.

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  11. Donated to Sergei and Spencer. What a great idea for those psat over for too long. RobinSumner11@hotmail.com

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  12. Hi!

    Thanks Julie and Debby! I donated to Meredith and Danila. This is a great idea!

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  13. Hi Julie and Debby,

    Thanks for setting this up. I donated to Meredith and Danila. THVitella@comcast.net

    Heather Vitella

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  14. Donated to Nikita and Arina. I knew there were some who had been there more than once but I never realized how many or exactly which ones.

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  15. I gave $105 to Sergei on 11/5/11 and I gave $100 to Artem on 11/18/11. I don't know if those donations count for the giveaway. I also donated $100 to Lawrence today (he is not listed on your blog post, but has been on Angel Tree before and is already transferred :(
    Thanks for doing this for the ones who have been passed over. lgwilliams54@hotmail.com

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  16. Lisa, I remember that somebody donated $100ish to Sergei early on, but I didn't know who it was and therefor couldn't add you to my drawing. If you email me at sweetsergei@hotmail.com, I will enter you into my separate drawing for him. www.packofpashos.blogspot.com. Thanks so much for donating!

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  17. I donated to Robyn and Spencer. Merry Christmas!!!

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  18. Just donated to my two prayer babies, Arina and Danila. Thank you so much, Julia, for including them in this!!!!

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  19. I was going to share this on FB before I even saw the part about that being a way to get entered into the giveaway. :)

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  20. Hi !
    I found you through Patti ;)
    I donated to Robyn & Artem

    xoxo
    cathy
    caherinelhanlon@gmail.com

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  21. This is a fantastic giveaway. God bless you!! I donated to Nikita and Arina.

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  22. Hi Julie it's Cortney!

    I donated to Yegor, Sergei, Robyn, Meredith, Dimitry, Mark, and Spencer. I wish I could donate to them all.

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  23. I donated to Danila and Jin Wu.

    Thank you Julia for advocating for these little ones! God bless the children~

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  24. Just donated $10 to Robyn, praying her forever family finds her

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  25. This is is an absolutely great idea! These "passed overs" need all the attention they can get, and I am so happy you chose to highlight them. I'm Dmitry's warrior (and last year I was Arina's), and his grant has gone up $40 since last time I checked- 100% certain that was your doing and not mine ;-)

    These children are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you both so much for coming up with this :)

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  26. I will share on facebook! One of my daughter's soccer teammates has Arthrogryposis, like your son. I was telling him about Reece's Rainbow, and the plight of these kids...he's 11 yrs old, and was sad for the kids that are not given a chance to live their lives to the fullest. Thanks for posting this, and I will donate on payday! God Bless :)

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  27. Donated to Robyn & Artem ~ God Bless you for doing this.

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  28. Thank you! We donated to Meredith and Spencer and FB about it.

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  29. HI! I donated $20 to Sergei, $20 to Robyn and $35 to Mark. Thanks for doing this giveaway as a way to raise awareness and funds for these precious angels!!

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  30. I donated $7 to Jin Would and $5 to Spencer. I wish I could do more. I also shared on Facebook.

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  31. blogged about the giveaway. of course! :)

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  32. I hope I still counted as I only donated to Robyn as thats all I can do right now.

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  33. donated to Robyn and Ty. Most importantly I am praying for them

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  34. Posted on facebook and will donate at the end of the week - on payday.

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  35. posted on facebook tonight.
    will donate at the end of this week - on payday.
    (sorry if this is a duplicate post. I couldn't tell if my previous post was accepted.)

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  36. Donated to Robyn (and Ty). Glad to see this giveaway - I'm a warrior for an older child (on the 6-9 page) and it seems like the older or less cute kids really need to grant funds to get adopted, especially the boys. I'll donate to a couple of the other boys later as well.

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  37. Hi Julia - I have been planning to donate for awhile and this seemed to be a good time to do it. I donated to Meredith, Mark and Danila. I will also begin praying for them...

    Thanks!
    Kim B.

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  38. I donated to Ty's amazing family. Praying that they get all they need in time.

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  39. I also donated to adorable Robyn. We've got to get that little girl home to her forever family. Sending prayers that the extra money helps her family come forward!!

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  40. Shared on FB as well. Lets spread the word and get these kiddos home!

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  41. Donated $7 from the Ristow7 to 3 passed over babes. Robyn, Dimtry and Mark.

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  42. Donated and prayers for beautiful Meredith!

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  43. Donated to Artom and Yegor! I love you Julia. I am so thankful for you.

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  44. I donated to Tori, who has also been waiting SUCH a long time. She's currently living in an institution. My heart breaks for her. She is a beautiful little girl, and her eyes sparkle with life and personality. Where is her family??

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  45. Donated to Ty and Robyn! Will be back on Wednesday to donate more!

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  46. Donated to Sergei G, Mark (Latin America), Meredith, Arina P, Robyn, Danila, Spencer, and Paul

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  47. Gave to Meredith and Jin Wu. Found your site through Mandy R.

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  48. I just donated $50 to Meredith's account on RR. I wasn't sure how to give to be in on the give-away drawing. I hope that I did it correctly! Thank you for doing this for these orphans.
    Andrea Roseman
    andrearoseman@charter.net

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