Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You ... you are God's Plan

are God's Plan For The Orphan

The United Nations reports that the number of orphans around the world waiting for help is more than 140 million.

This global crisis is present even in the United States where over 120,000 children now wait to be adopted from the foster care system. 

But God commands every Christian to act and to care for orphans and we would like you to join us this fall as we serve the orphan. 

An Update of Good News!

Another totally amazing couple of weeks in our journey. We have so many amazing people in our lives that have donated recently. 
We’re up to like $22,500! 
About 8 weeks ago, we were looking at the money being the largest obstacle – and we’re almost there! That is so unreal. When God asks you to do something and you say “yes God”, He truly takes care of every detail. 
Thank you to all those who donated great items to our huge garage sale this past weekend. With the help of my amazing friends, we pulled off quite the event. Everyone pitched in some way, directing traffic, carrying out goods bought, bringing bagels and donuts, pricing, selling and letting the community now why we are having the sale. 2 couples who shopped were from Ukraine and one of them from my kids hometown. She cried when she learned of the adoption.  Even neighbors were donating more as the day went on. It was like the endless supply of items to sell. God provided us with $500 more than we needed to convert our garage to their new bedroom. He is so faithful and true! 
Jane from Fathers Care couldn’t hold it in anymore and told the kids we were filing all the necessary paperwork to adopt them! They were like “Yes!” and had HUGE smiles on their faces. We cant wait! Please pray that the USCIS/ NBC assigns us a Christian who will take our paperwork and process asap. We are so close, all we need is that to accelerate. Thanks for reading and I will try to not go this long without blogging something!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Half a World Away

Half a world away
Sometimes it seems we're so far apart
But a half a world away
Is not too far for a journey of the heart
Our little ones, our precious joys

We're waiting for you
Our precious girl, our young son's
We know you're waiting too

Half a world away
Children wait for a family of their own
While a half a world away
A family waits to come bring them home

Our little one's, our precious joys
We're whispering a prayer
Our precious girl, our young boys
We hope to soon be there

Half a world away
So many miles to bring you home at last
And half a world away
So many months of waiting are past.

Our little girl, our precious joys
You'll finally be home to stay
Our precious girl, our young son's
We'll celebrate this day...

Knowing we will no longer be
half a world away.

We think of Igor, Denys and Kristina
every moment of every day ...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

They are always in our thoughts ...

May you be safe while you're waiting...
Submitted by: Myndeer
Author: Anonymous
May you be safe and sleep soundly through the night
May you be safe as you wake to the morning's light
May you feel our love from so far away,
May it comfort and protect you throughout each day.

We will pray for you my little one,
Until our time of waiting is done.
We will pray that the Lord keep you safe from harm,
Until the child of our hearts becomes the child in our arms.