Friday, August 10, 2012

Faithful Families

I don't have anything to give away.

I don't have an iPad.  I don't have gift cards.  I don't have prizes.  I don't have auctions.  

I just have a whole long list of families who are desperately in need of funds.

And I have a deep desire to help them.

A deep desire.

I've been wracking my brain all week and have come up empty.

Empty.

All I can do is list the families who are deep on my heart here.

Some of them are leaving soon... 

Some of them need thousands....

Some of them are discouraged and scared....

Some of them have jumped through so many hurdles and hoops that they can't jump anymore....

Yet they are still jumping...

Faithful Families.

Choosing to adopt the babes that nobody wants.  

Won't you help them? 

Even if I don't have iPads and Kindles and gift cards?? Even if there is nothing for you to win or gain?

Will you help them?

HERE'S MY CHALLENGE.... I'm posting a LOT of families and there are a LOT more out there.... WILL YOU PICK THREE??  Will you Pick Three Families either on this list or elsewhere and help them today??  Drop something in the buckets of THREE FAMILIES.  Maybe you can only drop 5 dollars in each bucket.  IT'S FIVE DOLLARS MORE THAN THEY HAD!!

If you do... if you pick three will you tell me??  Will you tell me because I am praying for FIFTY OR MORE PEOPLE who are willing to pick three families and help them!!  That's my prayer.

It's lofty.  This is absolutely the WORST time of the year with people finishing up vacations and schools starting back up and school shopping happening... But I'm praying for FIFTY PEOPLE ANYWAY...

FIFTY FAMILIES TO PICK THREE FAITHFUL FAMILIES AND HELP THEM!!!  A win win for everyone!!!

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The Boroughs family has just received a 5,000.00 MATCHING GRANT.  For every single dollar they raise - they will be matched up to 5,000.00 dollars!!  
You need to make your donation by check to Lifesong for Orphans in order for it to be matched.  Is that too hard??  To write a check for a family so that another little one can be added to this picture.  I LOVE THIS FAMILY.  Love them with me!!

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40/ 202 N. Ford St.
Gridley, IL 61744

They are also selling these BEAUTIFUL NECKLACES...
 
Look carefully because MY FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE is on that necklace!! Micah 6:8!!!
You can purchase one using THIS LINK
And rumor has it... they are selling these cute little guys...
Amy Boroughs
I don't know if they are officially for sale yet but I think a line is already forming for them....  If you want one you'd better let me know and I"ll put in a good word for you!!

Oh I LOVE this family....
They just got back from adopting a little girl who we shared about, yelled about, prayed for, on this blog a LONG time ago.  Masha.  Her new name is Charlotte...
 Charlotte
and tucked into their suitcase with Masha was the cutest little guy named Atticus..
Atticus
..and of course they are turning back around because there are some older kids who desperately need families and they have found room at their table.
Would you consider dropping some money in their bucket??  
They could definitely use the help because they DO have room at their table and they CAN afford to care for these kids this side of the ocean but getting them here is the uphill climb!!

THE SNELL FAMILY
I LOVE this family because they live in MY WORLD!  I've had the privilege of teaching some of their kids... I prayed their kids home... they prayed Aaron home... we have cried together... laughed together and cheered each other on!  They are adopting again.  A little one from Ch*na.  Ting.  They are doing a puzzle fundraiser and I would love to bless them with donations.  Go HERE to donate!!

 

THE DEWBERRY FAMILY
You remember the Dewberry family!!  We raised BIG MONEY for them to go get Taylor... Well.. while there this little guy stole their heart and they are going back.  Thankfully our fundraising for Taylor rendered them MORE than they needed for her adoption so they were already over halfway funded for Steven!!!  But they are still in need of thousands to get him out.
 

THE TWIETMEYER FAMILY
Remember my sweet Spencer... My Angel Tree Babe.  Well he is going to the Twietmeyer family.  They can't wait to cross the ocean to get him home. Carolyn Twietmeyer is director of PROJECT HOPEFUL.

An auction to raise funds for Spencer is HERE and it is chockablock full of cool stuff!!!
I'm warning you now... I am going to cry the day I see him in his Mama's arms!!  It's going to be a blubberfest!!


THE HEIM FAMILY
The Heim family is SO CLOSE to going over to bring their FOUR babes home!!
 
I've been praying so hard that God would prepare these kids hearts and that NOTHING would stand in the way for them to finally be in a loving family!!
Traci is doing a GIVEAWAY for this 500.00 Lladro figurine.  Any donation will enter you in to win it.
You can find the link to donate HERE.




THE COLE FAMILY
The Cole's started across the ocean a few months ago but halfway there had a family emergency and HAD TO GO HOME.  It has been a rough road for them but God has paved the way and they are soon heading back over.  They are a few thousand short and so Beth has been going crazy making hair bows to raise funds.  She also has been helping EVERY OTHER FAMILY OUT THERE who is in need.  Please consider helping them out... Or go buy a bow to get these kids home!!
 

THE GARDNER FAMILY
Their Dossier was just submitted and all they are waiting on is a travel date.  They are thousands short but longing to get their sweet little Keegan!!




THE SHARP FAMILY
PLEASE help the Sharp family.  They need a whole ton of money to get these babes out.  They have NO FUTURE in their country!!  They will be well-loved in the Sharp family!!
  
The Sharps have an auction going on there is HERE
And if you want to see some updated pictures of these babes click HERE!!

THE PHELPS FAMILY
Hurry up and help this family because today is the LAST day for their iPad Giveaway!!

Click HERE to enter to win the iPad!!  See... I am Giving away an iPad!!!


THE MORSE FAMILY
I'm actually giving away TWO iPads because donating to the Morse family enters you into another Giveaway!!  They are bringing home this cutie... PLEASE HELP THEM!!

You can click HERE to enter in to win the iPad.


I KNOW THERE ARE MORE FAMILIES... tons more... All the families on THIS PAGE are close to travel and some of them are very short of funds.

So... PICK THREE OR SIX OR NINE OR TWELVE.... PICK THEM ALL...

Off my list or off another....

And let me know because I am praying for FIFTY FAMILIES to stand in the gap!!  Fifty!!

Oh MY!!!



22 comments:

  1. I was so excited to go through these families to read their stories and choose a family to contribute to (how do you ever choose anyway??) ...and was blown away to see you have our family listed here! Julia - I am humbled and in tears. Thank you for thinking of us and praying our little girl home. To each of these families - I wish I could support you all as I know how hard this process is (both emotionally as well as financially). God bless each of you for your hearts and for following God's call to give it all to give a family and home to another child.

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  2. Done...did so little and wish I could do more. Hugs...

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  3. Thank you so much for listing our family, our daughter! She has so many medical needs and we're struggling to fund her adoption just to start all over again to fund her surgeries! God is good, and He will provide, but seeing things like this revamps my faith and is like a big bandaid on my broken heart! Thank you!

    Dave and Cilla Morse (and Xenia too!)

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  4. Just gave to the Rowe family. I've got a soft spot for the older boys!

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  5. Julia,
    your faithfulness to shout for the waiting children is something to behold. I know you are tired. I know you are burdened to breaking. I know that you desire to place every one of these children into families. I am honored to call you friend. I am humbled that you call me friend. I am blessed that you shout for my children.
    Thank you.
    Traci Heim

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  6. picked 5 families and gave $10 each. Hoping next week to give to the other families. ADOPTION ROCKS!

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  7. Can I put in a mention for Dee Etheridge, adopting Brigita? She just got word yesterday she is submitted and will be travelling in 2 or 3 weeks. She needs $1800 more for this trip, then some more for the next two trips! She needs help now!

    Thanks for doing this, Julia, as always!

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  8. Oh my Goodness Julia! Thank You soo incredibly much for spreading the word about our family! We are humbled by such generosity of the strangers we have come across in this amazing journey! I never ever thought our family would be able to adopt but almost 2 years ago we brought home the sweetest little boy with dwarfism from Ukraine and our lives and hearts were changed forever. We cannot wait to bring home our little ones from China as I am sure they are going to have numerous medical issues associated with their dwarfism but most importantly, they will have the LOVE of a family and a very big one at that!!! Thank you for everything that you do Julia!

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  9. Just donated to the Heim family - was going to anyway today - but your post was timely. And when my 12-year-old heard us talking about those four siblings and how much was needed just to fly that many kids home. . . she left the room and came back with $20 of her own.

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  10. Just donated to 3 families. The hardest decision is to decide which families to give to. There are SOOOOOO many families that are in need.

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  11. Helping five families. Donated to three, bidding on hair bows and an auction! Love helping others! So many have helped us through the years!

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  12. That was fun! Just donated to four of these families and Everett. Thanks for sharing and shouting for them!

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  13. Last night one of my friends at church gave me a donation for The Rogers Family, who are adopting Bernadette and Mason. I passed it on to them this afternoon. I also mailed out your prize from the Over-the-Wall Giveaway, along with the others!

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  14. Given to 5 families - it was too hard to pick just 3.

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  15. Julia thank you once again for your dedication to help our family and bring Steven home! You are not only a blessing to all these families including ours but also in your fight to bring these children to the surface to find them their forever families. Many blessings to you and your family and thank you for being the hands and feet of God. Nicole Dewberry

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  16. gave to 5 families too-and still had a tough time choosing!

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  17. Donated to 3 families - very hard to choose. Praying for all the families.

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  18. I donated to the Boroughs, the Dewberry family, the Sharp family and one family off my own list - the Burlinghams (http://justonemore4us.blogspot.com). This is definitely a family that have jumped through so many hurdles and hoops that they can't jump anymore.... Yet they are still jumping :)

    Thanks for never giving up yelling!

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  19. Just donated to three families as well.

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  20. I will go do this now, Julia. Thank you for all you do for these families.

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  21. I wish I could donate to 3, well actually all of them, but I just can't right now. I did donate to the Whicker family yesterday, adopting from China. I'm donating to the Morses now. I do have a surprise coming that I will donate to the Coles, who I love! So I guess in a round about way that is 3!!
    Christina Schye

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  22. Just donated to the Phelps family bringing home Naya.

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