Monday, December 31, 2012

Wow!!! Winners Galore!!

66 BABES ARE LEFT!!!
 
GOD IS MOVING FOR OUR BABES!!
 
WOO HOO...
 
To put things in perspective.... Last year we raised money for 185 babes.  This year we are raising money for 215 babes.  That is a 30,000 dollar difference.
 
As of right now..... we have now matched and gone OVER what we raised last year!!
 

CHECK OUT THIS NUMBER.....
 
 
$15,224.00 HAS BEEN DONATED SO FAR FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!!!


MORE WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED!!

$25 Anywhere Gift card - Debra (donated to Veronika)
50.00 Anywhere card - N.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - J.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - Justine Foster
20.00 Target card - Christina Schye
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards - Jennifer Rush
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card - Scarlett Romine
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card - Jamie Vanchura
50.00 Kohl’s card - Kim (Where Mercy Met Grace blog)
10.00 Starbucks card - Olivia Romine
Two 5.00 Sonic cards - Stephanie Lynch
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes and Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE ANGEL TREE

Just donate to a child who is UNDER 1,000 on the Angel Tree.

Every five dollars gets you an entry. Every child gets you an entry.
(ie. 50.00 to 5 children = 10 entries + 5 entries = 15 entries)

If you share you get another entry!

EASY.

WE ARE GETTING THE BABES OVER FIVE AT A TIME.
LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME TO LET ME KNOW WHO YOU DONATED TO AND HOW MUCH!!!

Another Card Winner!!

$5,375.00 DONATED SO FAR!!!

95 babes are now over the tree!!!

ANOTHER WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED!!

$25 Anywhere Gift card - Debra (donated to Veronika)
50.00 Anywhere card - N.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - J.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - Justine Foster
20.00 Target card - Christina Schye
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes and Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE ANGEL TREE

Just donate to a child who is UNDER 1,000 on the Angel Tree.

Every five dollars gets you an entry. Every child gets you an entry.
(ie. 50.00 to 5 children = 10 entries + 5 entries = 15 entries)

If you share you get another entry!

EASY.

WE ARE GETTING THE BABES OVER FIVE AT A TIME.
 
LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME TO LET ME KNOW WHO YOU DONATED TO AND HOW MUCH!!!
 

Last Day! Now or Never!!!

$3534.00 - THAT IS HOW MUCH HAS COME IN FROM THIS GIVEAWAY SO FAR!!!
 
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
 
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED SO FAR...

Melissa M. Rosemary M. Elaine L. Melissa M. Jennifer R. Kelly M. Cheryl S. Stacy A. Kerri H. Brooke K. Nicole N. Debra Mandy Virginia M. Julie R. Debbie M. Roberta F. Nakia B. Miranda L. Ann Christina S. Toby W. Nancy Frankie M. Debbie M. Chandres P. Jamie Lisa C Jesssica B. Justine F. Tara G. Sydney M. K.A. Carla A. Jane G. Emily H. Angelina V. Leah H. Brandee S. Liza M. David A. Traci D. Marissa I. Janet H. Kim Natalie C. Jennifer R. Emily H. Jessica H. Katrina Megan D. Jane K.
 
101 babes left on the tree who need to get to the $1,000.00 wall.
 
Brant 8W
 
Today is the LAST DAY you can donate.
 
If you have not donated 5, 10, 50 or 1,000 PLEASE DO SO NOW!
 
If you have not shared on Facebook please share!!!
 
Finley 8W
 
SINCE THIS IS THE LAST DAY.....I'M GOING TO BE DRAWING A NAME EVERY TIME FIVE BABES JUMP THE WALL!!!
 
Ivan (42)
 
 
$25 Anywhere Gift card - Debra (donated to Veronika)
50.00 Anywhere card - N.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - J.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - Justine Foster
20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes and Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card


Please help get these babes off the bottom of the tree....


Edgar Holly 25C Ivan B. 13G


 

 Matthias 2H Serenity 15H Sophia E 1C

I have TWENTY Gift cards left!

There are currently 101 babes on the Angel Tree who have not made it to the 1,000 wall.

Every single time 5 children go over the wall.... I am going to be giving away ONE Gift card.
20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes & Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card
How do you enter?

Just donate to a child who is UNDER 1,000 on the Angel Tree.
Every five dollars gets you an entry. Every child gets you an entry.
(ie. 50.00 to 5 children = 10 entries + 5 entries = 15 entries)

If you share you get another entry!

EASY.

WE ARE GETTING THE BABES OVER FIVE AT A TIME.

Vincent 8W Dallas Riley 8W

We are donating to ALL the children regardless of country. We are believing that the doors that just closed will open again.... We are donating because families from OTHER countries can STILL adopt where doors have just closed.

CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE

Leave a comment with your FIRST and LAST name - what children you donated to and how much!! I will not post if you request me to keep the information private!

THIS ENDS DECEMBER 31.....

Alexa 23HA Caleb


Winners please e-mail me your address and which card you won.... covenantb@yahoo.com



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Second Round Winners

Angelia Caleb Edgar

Woo Hoo.... TWENTY HAVE JUMPED.....

103 TO GO....


$25 Anywhere Gift card - Debra (donated to Veronika)
50.00 Anywhere card - N.B.
25.00 Anywhere card - Jessica Borges
25.00 Anywhere card - Justine Foster
20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes  and Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card

Alexa 23HA Alexander (2H) Andy

KEEP IT UP!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!

Winners please e-mail me your address and which card you won.... covenantb@yahoo.com


Please help get these babes off the bottom of the tree....


Nastya (11) Benji 26HA Melanie 1G


 
 
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED SO FAR...
 
 
Melissa M. Rosemary M. Elaine L. Melissa M. Jennifer R. Kelly M. Cheryl S. Stacy A. Kerri H. Brooke K. Nicole N. Debra  Mandy   Virginia M.  Julie R.  Debbie M.  Roberta F.   Nakia B.  Miranda L.  Ann   Christina S.  Toby W.  Nancy   Frankie M.  Debbie M.  Chandres P.   Jamie       Lisa C    Jesssica B.   Justine F.   Tara G.  Sydney M.   K.A.   Carla A.   Jane G.

 
I have TWENTY FOUR Gift cards!

There are currently 103 babes on the Angel Tree who have not made it to the 1,000 wall.

Every single time 10 children go over the wall.... I am going to be giving away TWO Gift cards.
 
20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes & Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card
How do you enter?

Just donate to a child who is UNDER 1,000 on the Angel Tree.
Every five dollars gets you an entry. Every child gets you an entry.
(ie. 50.00 to 5 children = 10 entries + 5 entries = 15 entries)

If you share you get another entry!

EASY.

WE ARE GETTING THE BABES OVER TEN AT A TIME.

We are donating to ALL the children regardless of country. We are believing that the doors that just closed will open again.... We are donating because families from OTHER countries can STILL adopt where doors have just closed.

CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE

Leave a comment with your FIRST and LAST name - what children you donated to and how much!! I will not post if you request me to keep the information private!

THIS ENDS DECEMBER 31.....





 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

First Two Winners

Woo Hoo.... TEN HAVE JUMPED.....

113 TO GO....


$25 Anywhere Gift card - Debra (donated to Veronika)
50.00 Anywhere card - Nakia Brice
25.00 Anywhere card
25.00 Anywhere card
20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes & Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card


KEEP IT UP!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!

Winners please e-mail me your address.... covenantb@yahoo.com

NOT the Final Word

 
Why do I care about the 200+ kids on the Angel Tree?
 
Elden 14G
 
I mean what difference does it make whether they have 765 or 1,000 in their grant accounts??
 
There isn't anything magical about 1,000.... 
 
Addison 23HA
 
Why does it matter to me?
 
I'll tell you why I care.
 
I'll tell you why I am passionate about the babes on that tree.
 
Oscar 15H Trinity 23 Alicia
 
A little over three years ago special needs adoptions was not on our radar.  We admired greatly those who were willing to make that sacrifice, but for us... Well, we would only consider adopting a child who was perfectly intact... thank you very much!!!
 
I'm ashamed to write that.
 
I'm ashamed to admit that we were that close-minded.
 
But it is the truth.
 
When we stumbled upon Reece's Rainbow we were thrilled to know that there was a ministry out there that cared about the least of the least but again.... we were not open to adopting any of the children....
 
For Christmas that year I picked two little boys off the Angel Tree.  Emory, who is now home and Artem who has a family coming but who is in Rus*ia and oh my heart.......
 
I made donations for the boys in honor of some family members and felt quite proud of myself for supporting such a noble ministry.
 
After Christmas I went to check on their accounts... While I was checking I began to look at the rest of the website....
 
And well....
 
 
The rest is history.....
 
 
 
 
Three Christmas' ago God used the babes on the Angel Tree to draw our hearts towards Aaron.
 
How can I NOT YELL?  How?
Tell me.
 
We are not alone.  I would venture to say that at least half of the 900+ children who have been found on Reece's Rainbow can be traced back to the Angel Tree.  I know this because I have heard story after story from different RR families that match ours. 
 
To me - it isn't about the money.  IT IS ABOUT EXPOSURE.  It is getting the babes SEEN.  It is a way to open hearts and minds.  It is a door that God uses to draw families to children who are desperate for them.
 
Every single babe on the tree matters and those not on the tree matter too.  As people learn about the Angel Tree they are then compelled, as we were, to LOOK AND SEE THE OTHER CHILDREN.
 
Yesterday a bill was signed that closed the door on adoptions out of Rus*ia.
 
I watched and read and prayed and cried.  It was hard all day not to want to just break into all out sobs over that vote.
 
But throughout the day I began to see God's hand quietly moving....
 
First came this....  An amendment from Robert Shlegel (a deputy from the United Rus*ia party) was submitted to try to make exceptions for disabled children. 
 
THAT IS HUGE!!
 
That would allow adoptions for the special needs babes.  It would have to pass the lower and upper houses and Putin would have to sign it but it is a ray of hope!!  It would mean that the Reece's Rainbow babes would again be available for adoption!! 
 
 Then I found out our state department is doing everything it can to help the 46 families who have passed court to be able to bring their babes home. They are also working to help all the other families who are in various stages of the process.  The families are so not alone.   They have huge heart-stopping mountains to climb but they have some hope.
 
 
Finally came the News Reports.... National and International. 
 
The ban was making front-line news and guess what little tiny ministry was being mentioned in many of the news reports.
 
Reece's Rainbow.
 
 We pray and ask God to do what WE think is the best. 
 
God ALWAYS answers but often His answers take us down roads and alleys that we would never ever have traveled in a million years. 
 
I'm seeing this happen as I watch and read and whisper prayers for our babies. We care so much about them. God cares more. And His response is so much bigger than what we could ever ask or imagine. 
 
Consider how many people who hadn't really thought about adoption - how many are now thinking and wondering and mourning as they read the news and follow the stories. The awareness raised in the last few days for the hundreds of thousands of Rus*ian orphans is beyond comprehension. And hanging onto the coattails of this story is a little ministry called Reece's Rainbow. It is making news today in a way that we could never have orchestrated. 
 
It is God at work people. God at work in the midst of tragedy and sorrow. We grieve with the families and we plead before the throne for the babes but we also watch in awe and wonder at how God weaves His story. 
 
He's got this. It may take time and a lot of tears may be shed but He's not finished. 
 
Putin's signature is NOT the final word.
 
I pray with all my heart that the special needs babes will be added to the amendment but I am also begging God for the thousands upon thousands of other orphans over there.  They need us to be their voice too. 
 
They cannot be left behind!!!!
 
 
Keep begging with me.
 
Pray because prayer works.  It matters that we pray. 
 
Sophia K. Damon 9HA Darryl 15H
 
Don't give up on the Rus*ian babes on Reece's Rainbow.  Don't stop donating to their grant accounts.  Don't stop sharing their stories.  Keep pressing on. 
 
Only five babes made it over the wall yesterday.  We have three days left and we still have 118 babes to get to 1,000.  I still have 24 Gift Cards to Giveaway.
 
Darby Irina 26HA Brandon (29)
 
 
Please.... pray with me and stand with me. 
 
Every single one matters.
 
 
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED YESTERDAY...
 
Melissa M.      Rosemary M.     Elaine L.  Melissa M.   Jennifer R.   Kelly M.   Cheryl S.  Stacy A.  Kerri H.  Brooke K.   Nicole N.   Debra
 
 
I have TWENTY FOUR Gift cards!

There are currently 118 babes on the Angel Tree who have not made it to the 1,000 wall.

Every single time 10 children go over the wall.... I am going to be giving away TWO Gift cards.

$25 Anywhere Gift card
50.00 Anywhere card
25.00 Anywhere card
25.00 Anywhere card
20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card
50.00 Kohl’s card
10.00 Starbucks card
Two 5.00 Sonic cards
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes & Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
$25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card
 
How do you enter?

Just donate to a child who is UNDER 1,000 on the Angel Tree.
Every five dollars gets you an entry. Every child gets you an entry.
(ie. 50.00 to 5 children = 10 entries + 5 entries = 15 entries)

If you share you get another entry!

EASY.

WE ARE GETTING THE BABES OVER TEN AT A TIME.

We are donating to ALL the children regardless of country. We are believing that the doors that just closed will open again.... We are donating because families from OTHER countries can STILL adopt where doors have just closed.

CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE
 

Leave a comment with your FIRST and LAST name - what children you donated to and how much!! I will not post if you request me to keep the information private!

THIS ENDS DECEMBER 31.....




 
 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ten At A Time

Putin signed.

As of this morning - the ban against Americans adopting Rus*ian children takes effect.  You can read more about it HERE.

Yes, I am ill over the news.

Yes, it makes my heart bleed.

Yes, it is causing me to want to rant and rave against the powers that be.

46 families right now are down on their knees pleading before the throne for their children.  Those babes are THEIR sons and daughters.  They have passed court and need only to go get them.

So many others who are in different stages of the process are also pleading.

I'm pleading with them.  Crying tears as I type over the injustice of it all.

I want to rant and rave. 

I want to say words that would not help but only harm.

I want to cry out for all the voiceless ones who have become pawns in the hands of men.

So many babes.

Please keep praying.

Please.

It is in the darkest of times that we realize how utterly dependent we are upon the might and power of God.  We cannot move in the hearts of man but GOD CAN.  

Please pray church.

Cry out to the Lord on behalf of the thousands upon thousands of babes across the ocean who are wasting away behind closed walls.

Oh Dear Lord!

Despite everything....

With a weary heart and yet a refusal to quit - I'm starting a Giveaway today.

It is insane and ridiculous which tends to be typical of me.

But I refuse to believe that the 700 children on Reece's Rainbow are lost forever.  


So as the tears run down my cheeks....

Here's the deal... 

I have TWENTY FOUR Gift cards!

There are currently 123 babes on the Angel Tree who have not made it to the 1,000 wall.

Every single time 10 children go over the wall.... I am going to be giving away TWO Gift cards.

20.00 Target card
Two 10.00 Memoria Press gift cards 
50.00 Reward Yourself Gift card 
25.00 Barnes and Nobles Gift card 
50.00 Kohl’s card 
50.00 Anywhere card 
25.00 Anywhere card 
25.00 Anywhere card 
10.00 Starbucks card 
Two 5.00 Sonic cards 
10.00 iTunes and 5.00 Best Buy cards 
10.00 iTunes card
25.00 Michaels card
$50 Barnes & Noble card
$50 Target card
$50 Gap card
$20 Starbucks card
 $25 Cheesecake Factory card
$25 Olive Garden card
$50 Visa card
$50 American Express card
$25 Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic gift card
$50 Outback Steakhouse card
$25 Anywhere Gift card 



How do you enter?

Just donate to a child who is UNDER 1,000 on the Angel Tree.  
Every five dollars gets you an entry.  Every child gets you an entry.
(ie. 50.00 to 5 children = 10 entries + 5 entries = 15 entries)

If you share you get another entry!

EASY.

WE ARE GETTING THE BABES OVER TEN AT A TIME. 

We are donating to ALL the children regardless of country.  We are believing that the doors that just closed will open again.... We are donating because families from OTHER countries can STILL adopt where doors have just closed.

CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE

We are getting the babes over in a statement of defiant faith.

TEN AT A TIME.

I'm keeping count.

Leave a comment with your FIRST and LAST name - what children you donated to and how much!!  I will not post if you request me to keep the information private!

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Last night I was questioning the craziness of doing a Giveaway in the midst of the chaos in Rus*ia.

Yesterday morning 65 children were still under 500.00 on the Angel Tree.

That was a MASSIVE amount of kids who hadn't even made it halfway.

GO SEE HOW MANY BABES ARE UNDER 500 AS OF THIS MORNING.

I'm not telling.

GO LOOK.

Take part in what GOD is doing.  He's Alive people!!  He's not abandoned these babes and NEITHER WILL WE!

TEN AT A TIME. TEN AT A TIME!!

DONATE SOON... LET ME KNOW.....

CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Every One Over is a Victory!

Yesterday the Rus*ian Parliament voted to ban Americans from adopting.
 
All that is left is for Put*n to sign the ban into law. 
 
Those two sentences stir terror in our hearts as we consider the implications.
 
My heart is bleeding right now for all the families in process. 
 
Here's the reality - To adopt from Rus*ia you are required to make three trips.  On the first trip you meet the child and agree to adopt.  On the second trip you have court and become the legal parents of the child.  On the third trip (30 days later) you get to bring the child home.
 
Right now there are 46 families who have ALREADY HAD COURT and are just waiting for their 30 days to end so they can go back to get their child and bring them home. 
 
46 families. 
 
The children are legally theirs but....... an ocean separates them.
 
 
 
Then there are the families who have finished their first trip and are waiting for court.  These families have MET their child.  They have held them and loved them and claimed them as their own.  They are just waiting for court to happen.  Some of them hold in their hands THEIR COURT DATES.  Plane tickets have  been bought.   
 
 
And then there are the families who have been running the gauntlet, filling out paperwork, getting homestudies done, raising the funds and waiting...waiting for that first meeting.  Again - some of them have their plane tickets paid for. 
 
Desperate times for hundreds and hundreds of families.
 
Then there are the orphans.
 
There are thousand and thousands and thousands of orphans in Rus*ia.
 
 
Orphans who will be lost in a country where the orphans outnumber 10 times the amount of families willing to take them in. 
 
On Reece's Rainbow there are currently 700 special needs babes listed from Rus*ia. 
 
That is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the special needs children in that country.
 
There are thousands and thousands more but we KNOW about those 700. 
 
That makes them very very precious to us.
 
They are precious.
 
Some of those 700 are on the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree.
 
People wonder.... if adoptions are banned in Rus*ia - why should we continue to raise money for those babes...
 
Honestly - It does knock the wind out of you. 
 
I've been yelling for Yegor for 2 months now and his Angel Tree grant account now has 2,550.00 in it but.....
 
 
HE'S IN RUS*IA!! 
 
GLOOM.  DESPAIR.
 
NO WAY!!!
 
WE ARE NOT QUITTING PEOPLE!!
 
We are not giving up on those precious treasures!! 
 
The door has not closed and even if it closes for a while..... We are believing that it will eventually open again - especially for the special needs orphans. 
 
THEY NEED US TO BE THEIR VOICE. 
 
And get this..... there are families from other countries who CAN adopt them and the grant money IS STILL AVAILABLE to those families. 
 
And the ban is NOT SIGNED yet. 
 
Not all is lost. 
 
God is on our side.  Evil may win for a season but Love Prevails.
 
 
God is the Champion of the Forsaken.  He is NOT GOING TO ABANDON THESE BABES!
 
 
Here's my challenge.
 
It is as much for me as it is for you.
 
My challenge is two-fold.
 
First and foremost - A call to prayer
 
Pray that President Put*n will consider the weakest and the most vulnerable in his country.  Pray that he will have the courage to stand for them.  Pray that somehow those in power will be able to find a way out.  Pray that the voice of the voiceless would be heard.  Pray for the families.  Oh please pray for the families.  Pray peace and hope into their hearts.  Pray for our government that we would be wise and careful in our dealings.  Pray that we would be able to soften the anger with words that heal instead of inflame.
 
PRAY CHURCH.  PRAY.
 
We can't change hearts but God can.
 
Secondly - In a statement of faith and hope - help us get the babes over the Angel Tree 1,000 wall.
 
That seems a bit crazy in light of everything but so many are despairing right now and it is ONE PRACTICAL way to show that we are NOT giving up on the babes across the ocean.  We can't raise money for the thousands upon thousands but we can bring hope to a few. 
 
Over half the babes on the Angel Tree are from Rus*ia. 
 
Despite a ban - WE ARE NOT QUITTING.
 
I'M NOT QUITTING.
 
We may not be able to get all of them over this year but every single one is a quiet statement that we are not giving up on those precious treasures across the ocean.
 
 
Right now there are 123 kids under $1,000.
 
 
EVERY ONE OVER IS A VICTORY.
 
A victory against a ban.
 
A statement of faith.
 
A BELIEF THAT LOVE WILL PREVAIL!!
 
Help us!!!
 
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HELP US.
 
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Eyes Have Seen


Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.  It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:


 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss your servant in peace.
 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”

 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,  so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”


LET YOUR EYES SEE AND YOUR EARS HEAR ON THIS CHRISTMAS MORN.


THE MESSIAH HAS COME!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE NALLE FAMILY!








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