Saturday, October 27, 2012

Let's Care

Yesterday I asked for one of my typical eye-rolling - Julia you are a little bit nuts - requests.  

I wanted 124 children to be chosen.  Prayed for.  Cried over.  Lifted to the throne.

  

A rather lofty goal for a Friday when a storm is getting ready to hit the East Coast and the Presidential election has everyone's focus.  Plus... most people on Reece's Rainbow had ONE thing on their minds and that was the voting going on.  We started out yesterday morning in 2nd place by 125 votes but throughout the day people were working overtime to get others to vote and by 11:30 last night when I went to bed we were behind by only 10 votes.  This morning we are ahead by 125 votes!

So my request for the 124 forgotten kids was definitely a bit of a pipe dream.

  

BUT GOD!

CHECK OUT THE LIST.

YEP.

ALL 124 HAD SOMEONE CLICK ON THEIR LINK AND PRAY FOR THEM. (I know there are 125 because we added sweet Annie in the end)






  • Brian - $0 $5 $105 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!! I'M OVER THE 100 WALL!!
  • Tatumn - $10 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Caesar - $0 $5 $10  SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Collier - $0 $15 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Cambria - $10 $25 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Liam - $10 $22 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Hope - $0 $15 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Breanna - $0 $17 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • June - $0 $51.25 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Elliette - $10 $28 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Shane - $0 $27.50  SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Maiya - $0 $25.20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Dash - $5 $45.50 $55.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Layna - $0 $50 $60 $75 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Annie - $10 $53.85 $76.85 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Davin - $0 $19.80 $25 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Marina - $0 $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Christian - $51.80 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Brian - $50.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Devon - $77.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Rhonda - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Carly - $10 $28 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Channah - $10 $65 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Lauren - $50 $103.60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY! I'M OVER THE 100 WALL!!
  • Aurora - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Prudence - $56.70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Carissa - $24 $30 $68 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Milo - $33 $50 $60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Moses - $10 $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Bryan - $280 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!! I'M OVER THE 100 WALL!!
  • Tyson - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Joel - $46 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Gideon - $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Lance - $52.50  SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Maverick - $10 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Brayden - $10 $28 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Dylan - $51.80 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Dixon - $50.70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Tanner - $50.60 $60.60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Adam - $56 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Marty - $70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Daniel - $60.70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Randall - $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Frankie - $50.40 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Tania $50.20 $55.20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Emilija - $50.60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Kylie - $30 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Angelia - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Kinley - $10 $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Emmalyn $10 $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Rania - $15 $38 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Veronika - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!! I'M OVER THE 100 WALL!!
  • Natalija - $52.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Sealey - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Caesar - $51.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Colin - $35 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Evan - $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Jedidiah - $17 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Parker $50 $57 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Troy - $50.60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Dmitri - $51 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Alan - $50 $58 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Nathan - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Anderson - $50.70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Donald - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Russ - $52.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Leo - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Nick - $15 $40 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Callum - $15 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Jude - $10 $28 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Quinn - $10 $34 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Greyson - $10 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Niles - $10 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Eldon - $10 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Hayden - $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Abram - $10 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Owen - $60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Roger - $32.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Sergey - $25 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Judie - $51.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Linda - $53.50 $80 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Jenna - $10 $15 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Evelyn $25 $35 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Alisha - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Christine - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Maddie - $10 $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Lanie - $12 $17 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Winnie - $50.80 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Brittany - $53 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Daisy - $60.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Noel - $104 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!! I'M OVER THE 100 WALL!!
  • Victoria - $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Olive - $73 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Elise - $68.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Brenda - $20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Lexi - $10 $15 $37.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Leila - $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Danielle - $5 $10 $15 $30 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Jenny & Jordan $68 $70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Octavia - $51.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Avery - $53 $63 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Eric - $60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Yuri - $57 $65 - SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Andrey - $51.50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Ilyssa - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Andrew - $50.20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • George - $105 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!! I'M OVER THE 100 WALL
  • Mark - $52 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Jasmina - $35 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Anjelica - $50.20 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Megan - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Ahmed - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Andrue - $60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Fallon - $52.50 $60 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Henry $10 $28 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Fernando - $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Glenn - $54.70 $56.70 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Madden - $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Jordan - $73 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Joey - $15.50 $35.30 $50.30 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!
  • Kaleb - $53.30 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Devon - $52 $55 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Alexei - $50 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Luke - $53 $65 SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!
  • Annie - $76.85 - SOMEONE CARED ABOUT ME TODAY!!


  • Not only that...Well over half of them had donations made into their grant accounts... .AND.... SIX CHILDREN MADE IT OVER THE 100 WALL!

      

    When I went to bed last night at 11:30 seven children had yet to have someone choose them.  This morning I checked my messages and all seven had been chosen.  Not only that but most of those seven had been chosen several times.  And people didn't just stop there... some were praying over and beyond what I asked.  Several people spent all day yesterday clicking EVERY SINGLE LINK and praying over EVERY SINGLE CHILD.  I got messages about how HARD it was to look at each face.  I too clicked every single link and prayed over every single child.  My heart was ripped out yesterday looking at all the children.

      

    Maybe the whole thing was an exercise in futileness.  I mean who cares if someone clicked a link and said a prayer for a kid.  Kind of silly when you think about it.  I know that is what many people thought when they saw my post yesterday.  Futile.

      


    But I don't believe that it was futile at all.  I don't believe that asking people to pray to a LIVING GOD is a useless exercise.  I know He hears. I know He responds.  I know that the Holy Spirit is alive and well and working in hearts.  I may never know this side of heaven whether it made any difference at all.  I just know that what we did mattered.  Prayer matters.  Carrying our burdens to the throne is not an exercise in futility.  


      

    And these kids matter.  If you want your heart broken spend the day clicking every link and looking into their eyes.  Read their profiles.  Grief their circumstance.  These kids are all older.  They SCARE people.  Their diagnoses overwhelm.  Most of them are the forever unwanted boys.  Their chances for families slipping away as time passes.  

      

    We are left with two choices.  We can throw up our hands and walk away because raising grant money and finding families for 124 unwanted kids is too overwhelming.  Or we can drop to our knees and ask the Lord to help us.  I choose the latter.  I believe prayer makes all the difference in the world.  He is the Father to the Fatherless.  He sets the lonely in families.  These children are not without hope.  He's called us to care.  So let's care.

      

    Let's Care. 

    If you didn't have a chance to care yesterday... please... pick a child... click their link and pray.  Donate to them.  Pull them over the 100 wall.  CARE!!  If not us then who??

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    PLEASE KEEP VOTING.... Do you see how hard it is to get nickels and dimes into these kids grant accounts??  Do you see how hard we work??  50,000 dollars is on the line.  The families who will eventually adopt those kids will rise up and call you blessed if we win that money.  Please VOTE and don't only vote but SHARE!  Even if you don't have a FB account you can SHARE.  When I voted this morning we were in 1st place by 128 votes.  That is a precarious lead at best.  We need to keep voting and keep finding new people to vote.  From what I understand... in the last few days of the voting - THEY WILL TURN OFF WHO IS IN FIRST PLACE - so we will be voting blind.  So vote NOW.   Share with your friends.  

    LET'S CARE!!!


    3 comments:

    1. Prayer is never futile! Prayer has weight and power. More than anything else, these children need MORE PRAYER.

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    2. Annie 14G is actually on your list twice. Love that girl!! Her picture is in my Bible and I pray for her every day.

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    3. Voting on the way!!!

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