Friday, November 20, 2015

Living, Breathing Children

I know I am trying my hardest to get the final matching grants met for the three boys.  I know we still have $1,106.50 to raise for them. I know. I have them linked at the bottom of this post so that you can see what they still need. The matching grants end on November 30th. I know with all of my heart that they are important!
But there are families who are in process who desperately need prayers, encouragement and financial support.  These families are all close to travel. Some are in hard hard circumstances. Some leave in a matter of days.  They need our support. Whether by prayer or by financial support. They need us to stand beside them.
A few weeks ago a little wee one, Heavenleigh, who had a family moving mountains to get her died before they could get to her. She was five years old and weighed 10 lbs. Her family is grieving deeply that they weren't able to bring her home.
Another wee one from that very same place came home a few weeks ago at age 7 weighing 10 lbs. After examining him, the doctors basically said that his condition was pure and simple gross neglect. Starvation. Malnutrition.  Abuse. There is no medical reason he should be that age and weigh so little. He is home now and slowly slowly being restored to life.
And then there is Hope. Another wee one from that same place of abuse and neglect.  Her family is racing to get there in December to bring her home. Yes, they are short on funds.  They could use help. Most importantly they could use the prayers of the saints. Prayers that Hope would survive until they come. Please please pray for Hope.  Pray for this wee one who is hanging onto life by a thread. She is almost 8 years old and weighs 10 lbs. If you want to support the Horton family - they are selling really nice  TO HAVE HOPE shirts that would make a great Christmas present for someone. You can also donate directly to their grant account HERE.

A few days ago this picture showed up in my Facebook feed. I laughed out loud when I read how this newly sprung babe refused to cooperate during portrait taking time. 

She's one of two treasures that her family went to adopt.  The other treasure is still in country waiting because she needed a TB culture done that takes 8 weeks. The day after this sweet picture was taken, Aliyah (Grace on RR) was rushed to the hospital. She's still there and they have no idea what is wrong.

Oh please pray for this sweet baby!! Pray that the doctors would be able to figure out what is going on in her little body! Please! 


To make it even harder on the family... they still need to go back across the ocean to bring Gabriella (Harley on RR) home. I can tell you from experience that hospitals have a way of draining your pocketbook. 

I know the Steinhoff would greatly appreciate prayers being lifted up for both of their little girls. The one who is dangerously ill in the hospital and the other who is waiting for them to come back and bring her home. And in case you think that Harley is just a baby... She is 15 years old.  It broke their hearts to have to pass court and then leave her to come home for eight weeks. So please please pray for this family.  They are in the hardest of places and could use all the support they can get.  People can still donate to their grant account since Harley is still in country. The link is HERE

One of our Fabulous Five!!! Toby's family is going to meet him on THANKSGIVING DAY! That is next week. I am carrying a entire tub of Kleenex to my brother's house for Thanksgiving because I'm going to be bawling my eyes out when I see the pictures of Toby with his new family.  He is going to be the happiest child in that country on Thanksgiving Day.  Soon Toby. Soon. His family is several thousand short so helping them would definitely help carry some of their load. Please keep the Meyers in your prayers and support them if you can.


Another of our Fabulous Five - Wetherby's family is heading over in December!! This little guy is also going to explode with joy to have a family. I'll never forget watching him come in from outside on a 65 degree day wrapped up like an Eskimo. He was so hot and so miserable under all the snow hats, pants, coats and gloves that he could hardly walk.  Poor little guy couldn't get undressed because he couldn't move his arms so he just fell back on the floor and cried and cried to be rescued.  Well little boy - your family is coming to rescue you!!  They are also several thousand short and would definitely appreciate your support!

Please consider picking one, two or four families and helping them out. All four are close to travel and all four are short on funds. It isn't going to stop them from going but every little bit will help ease their load.  Most of all - PRAY FOR THEM!! Pray for all four of these adoptions.
And please don't forget my boys...

 BEN - 1,000.00 matching grant.  Grant account needs to read 4,363.36 - Still needs 293.50
ISAIAHU - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1018.00 - Still needs 367.50
 AARON - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1045.00 - Still needs 445.50
My sweet Angel Tree boy Charlie and his best friend Rebecca are slowly climbing the Angel Tree.... I'm so happy to see them doing well. I'd be even happier if someone would step up and adopt them. 
The fact that I personally have met Toby and Wetherby and Isaiahu and Ben and Aaron and Stephan and Alex and Micah and Charlie and Rebecca makes all of this very very real to me.  These children are not just pictures on a page.  They are living breathing children who cry, smile, hurt and long in their deepest being to be loved best of all.
STEPHAN - HE NEEDS A FAMILY! - He met his match!
MICAH - AGING OUT IN NOVEMBER - He met his match!
 ALEX - AGING OUT IN DECEMBER  - He met his match! 


  1. Micah aged out yesterday, Alex got his grant... It's heart-breaking, but maybe, maybe this grant may save Alex... Praying for his mama to see him. :(

  2. I remember my kids both being on your site to help us bring them home. Love being able to help other families do the same. Thanks for always fighting for the fatherless and reminding us the battle is still waging and too many kids are not home yet!

  3. Julia, thank you for spotlighting these families. I can't keep up with everyone on RR anymore, so really appreciate knowing about those in need of prayers and help. Thanks for being their voice. Blessings, Julie


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