Friday, September 14, 2012

A New Thing


Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love
and His wonderful deeds for mankind,
 for He BREAKS DOWN GATES OF BRONZE
and cuts through BARS OF IRON.


The gates are still locked.




The boys are still hidden inside.

It is still a closed facility.

Two years later it is still closed.

But don't you feel it?  Don't you feel the change that is coming?  
Can't you see the NEW THING God is doing? 

This Giveaway is God's Design.  The goal of getting Heath fully funded is because of His Work.  Do you get that?  Are you recognizing God's hand in all of this?

“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a NEW THING!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and STREAMS IN THE WASTELAND.

Streams in the wasteland.


Dear Friends, He's making streams in the wasteland!

Do you know how they get water to most of the buildings since most of them have little to no plumbing?

They carry it.



They carry it in buckets.

When the boys are outside they pour it into this outside basin.



It is for washing the boys.


Inside they pour it into stands like these.




In a dry and weary land... where water is scarce and boys are given only something to drink at meal times...



And in the rush to feed them as fast as they can, the boys have to choke that water down all at once.

In that dry and weary land...

God is making streams.  He is breaking down gates.

PORTER HAS A FAMILY COMING!!



In just a few months they are going to be marching through those gates.  They are going to bring hope again to a dry and weary land!

HEATH'S GRANT IS NOW AT $12,782.00.

We are $2,564.50 from getting a full $5,000 matching grant for him!!

And Tomorrow...Tomorrow is HEATH'S DAY!

All over the country yard sales and car washes and bake sales are going to take place.

FOR HEATH.

 For a little shed-sitting, thirsty, love-starved boy.

We had little hope for Heath two years ago.  When we watched him wheeled by each day we had little hope.  We committed to yelling and hollering and raising the roof for him but we despaired for him.

Two years later, no, he doesn't have a family, but God has raised up an army of Heath Supporters.  God has stirred in hearts for him.

I feel no more despair.

I am at peace knowing that God has not forgotten Heath or the rest of those boys.  Over and over He has made that clear to me.  It is slow moving but God is doing a NEW THING.

God cares about that institute filled with desperate boys and overworked caretakers.  God cares about that village filled with tired and weary people who are desperate for a God who loves them.


God cares.

Take part.

Take part in that NEW THING.

If you are not doing a car wash or bake sale or yard sale tomorrow for Heath... Take part.  Make some lemonade and sell it.  Bake some cookies and go door to door.  Clean out the toy closet and have an impromptu yard sale.  Offer to wash the neighbor's car for a donation.  Send the kids around with a donation bucket.  Clean out the change drawer in your house and donate it to Heath.  Or Porter.  Either boy.

And share their story.  Tell the world about Heath.  About Porter.  Tell them about the laying down rooms.  Tell the world.  Or just tell one person.  Or two.

These boys matter to God.



 The Lost Boys.  



The Least of These.



The boys who sit all day doing nothing but groaning and moaning.



 They matter.

We can't go over and minister to them right now but GOD IS BREAKING DOWN THE GATES THROUGH ADOPTION.  Each child who is adopted out of that place sends a message to the director and the caretakers that these boys matter.  They are not unwanted.  They are being loved from afar.  We can't go over but WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  Each one reading this blog can make a difference.

Take part.

Take part in the NEW THING that God is doing!

Take part!


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IT'S A MATCHING GRANT AND A GIVEAWAY!!


$5,000.00 is being offered in a matching grant for Heath.  Every dollar is doubled up to $5,000.00. Heath's grant account needs to read $15,347.00 in order for him to get the full matching grant!!! 

HEATH'S ACCOUNT CURRENTLY READS $12,695.00....

THAT MEANS WE HAVE $2,652.00 LEFT TO RAISE!!

WE ARE ALMOST HALFWAY THERE!!

WE CAN DO THIS!!!

OUR GOAL IS TO GET HEATH AS FULLY FUNDED AS WE ARE ABLE!!
 (Fully funded for an adoption in his country is about 24,000)

As a wonderful incentive.... we are giving away some fun prizes...


$400.00
BRAND NEW Apple iPad 2 
MC979LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi, White) 2nd Generation
Apple iPad 2 Tablets

$300.00
BRAND NEW Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
8.9" HD Display, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB
$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Take your pick...
OR you can use the $100.00 to PICK A CHILD OR FAMILY on Reece's Rainbow and donate the money into their account!
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ANOTHER
$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Take your pick...
OR you can use the $100.00 to PICK A CHILD OR FAMILY on Reece's Rainbow and donate the money into their account!
Magnificent Logo


A BRAND NEW SIGNED COPY OF PEAS AND THANK YOU
BY SARAH MATHENY!!
Sarah is advocating for Heath on her blog...peas and thank you
THANK YOU SARAH!!
A BRAND NEW SIGNED COPY OF BIBLIOPLAN'S NEWEST COMPANION BOOK...
Honestly - IT IS NOT FINISHED YET so the winner is going to get this HOT OFF THE PRESS signed by my husband and me.  
Pray we get it done by the end of September!! LOL!

THESE ARE THE RULES:

You can enter our giveaway just by making a donation to HEATH'S GRANT ACCOUNT or to PORTER'S GRANT ACCOUNT!  I'll leave the amount of your donation between you and the Lord.  Every dollar you donate is doubled!!!  That's it.  One donation to Heath or Porter puts your name in our giveaway, with a chance to win one of these prizes!  As an added incentive for making extra donations, we've come up with this simple point system:

We'll put one entry beside your name for every $5 that you donate. 

$10.00 - 2 entries
$20.00 - 4 entries
$35.00 -7 entries
$50.00 - 10 entries
$75.00 - 15 entries
$100.00 - 20 entries
$150.00 - 30 entries
$200.00 - 40 entries
$250.00 - 50 entries
$500.00 - 100 entries

There is also another way to earn entries: by sharing our Giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog.  After you've donated, just leave a comment on my blog to let me know that you've shared as well.  Every share gets you an entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

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9 comments:

  1. Donated $20 for Heath. Praying for his family.

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  2. Tears of joy streaming down my face. Thank you for the pictures! Absolutely beautiful post Julia. BEAUTIFUL. :)

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  3. Yes, they do matter! Change is coming!!! I feel it too and that's why I was compelled to sell so many things this summer to help in a small way. Change - for Porter, Heath, Sasha, Hanson and the others. I feel it too Julia!
    Your fundraising ideas are fabulous. It doesn't have to be big, just SOMETHING. ANYTHING!!! Forget the fundraising books coming home from the schools to buy gift wrap and cookie dough at sky high prices (I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about!). Let's get our priorities in order and get Heath and Porter fully funded!!!

    Sue H.

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  4. I shared it on my FB page.. I'll donate tonight--Tobi Ray

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  5. Been lurking for a looong time here. :) Thanks for what you do for all these sweet ones. Just donated $50 for Heath. Praying!

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  6. To start Heath's all day marathon off with a bang, we would like to offer a little challenge. Our family will give $50.00 to Heath's fund if we get 50 followers on our new blog by midnight tomorrow. (We love hollering for orphans. In order to broaden our audience I'm making the plunge into the blogging world.) In addition, we will take ALL the followers names that have joined by midnight (EST) tomorrow and draw a name. The winner will get their name entered in Heath's giveaway, in place of ours. That's 10 free entries, granted we reach 50 followers, for one special person/family. Runners, take your marks...
    7lookingup.blogspot.com

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    1. I found the blog http://7lookingup.blogspot.com/, but don't know how to follow it. Can someone point me how to do that? Thanks!

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    2. Hi Ann, thanks for asking. I moved the button up higher so it's easier to find. On the right side of our blog you will see the google symbol and a blue button that says "Join This Site." Click that and follow the prompts. It should just take 2 clicks.

      Angie
      7lookingup.blogspot.com

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