Saving His Sparrows

Saving His Sparrows
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Zero Dollar Club

We have at least two things in common...

(Yay!  Two of these children have one less thing in common  since this post was written!  See updated info by their names!  Thanks to the kind people who have helped them!!!)


In this sad club of ours...


First, we have no Mama or Papa to live with...


No one we can count on to love us forever...


No one to believe in us and who we can become...


No one to encourage us to be all that we can be...



We each are alone in this world with no one to call us their own.



They say it costs a lot of money...


For a Mama and Papa to save us...


To pay for the many expenses to make us forever their own...



But we each have ZERO dollars in our grant fund...

Nettie (Update!  Nettie now has $135 in her fund!!!)

Not even ONE dollar to help a Mama and Papa with all those expenses!


Imagine how scary it must be for them to commit to adopt us...


When they don't know where to find the THOUSANDS of dollars needed to make us their own?


If only some kind-hearted people...

Would share a few dollars with us...


If many could give just a little...

The littles could add to a lot!


Then maybe a Mama and Papa...

Would have courage to say YES to us...


And give us the love that we long for!


We'd love to leave our sad ZERO DOLLAR Club...

To join the exciting MY FAMILY FOUND ME Club!


Can you help?

 Dale (Update! Dale now has $180 in his fund!!!)

To learn more about us or to donate...

Click on our names or our pictures!

Don't be afraid that your gift is too small...

Even ONE dollar helps!!!


This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

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Jane's Forget Me Not Friday post this week features a $1 challenge to raise money for Bobby!


Bobby lives in a remote institution -- he needs all the help we can give him!

Click here to read and help!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Chance for Kyle...

Kyle will be 14 in February...


Sadly, he is an orphan and will be turned out of the orphanage to fend for himself if he is not adopted...

On his own at 14 years old?

Can you imagine?

Where will he live?

How could he possibly pay rent?

How could he earn sufficient money to support himself?

Would he turn to crime as his only hope of survival?

What sad options he faces!

Yet there remains a very small hope...

He needs a family to commit to him by this Friday, December 31.

He needs to be adopted by his birthday in February.

He needs a family who is already adopting from China to add him to their adoption.

Impossible?

Not with God!

Will you pray?

Will you share his story?

Please go to Adeye's blog for more information...

Or Contact Annie  right here. to find out if you could be his family or for more information about Kyle..



This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

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Jane's Forget Me Not Friday post this week features a $1 challenge to raise money for Bobby!


Bobby lives in a remote institution -- he needs all the help we can give him!

Click here to read and help!



Sunday, December 18, 2011

Good News and Bad News

The good news first...

Thank you for your prayers -- God is working!

Jonathan...

The young man who will be 16 on December 31...

And will be turned out on the street to fend for himself if he doesn't have a committed family by then...

(I wrote about him here.)


Now HAS a qualified family who are working hard to adopt him!

Please pray they can get their home study updated and all other details worked out in time...

Miracles are still needed!

Please continue to pray for him and for the family!

Please go to Adeye's blog for more details and specific prayer requests for Jonathan's adoption process!


More Good News!

Remember Paul?


And the other "passed over babes" ...

The children from the angel tree that Julia was fundraising for?

As of Friday...

ALL of the angel tree children she included in her giveaway reached their goal!

At least $1000 was raised for each of them during this year's angel tree!

Read Julia's blog to see how much was raised for each child!

And one of them...



Artem...

Has a FAMILY committed to him now!


My little Paul...

Is still waiting...


He is off to a good start with $2197.50 in his fund (part of it was raised before the angel tree) ... but his adoption will cost more than that :(

If you are able, please continue to give to Paul and Julia's other waiting children ...

(You can find additional angel tree children, some of whom have not yet reached their goal here.)


You can help their grant funds grow even more!

Thank God for the money He has already raised...

And thank you for letting Him use you!




The Bad News...

Several children who had families who were committed to adopting them...

Who loved them and truly wanted to give them a happy home...

Wanted to give them a Mom and Dad and love...

Several of the children have been transferred to another institution...

And are no longer available for international adoption.
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Please pray for the grieving families...

And for the precious people who advocated for these children...

They are crushed and grieving at this news.

You can read more about the situation from Natalie, Andrea, and Sarah.

It is reported that the new institution is much better than the old...

That the priest who runs the new institution will find families for them in their own country...

Please pray for the children that they truly have a good life...

That they will be able to have families of their own...

And pray for comfort for those who morn...

Thanks so much!




This post is part of a Sharing Sunday blog link-up hosted by Jane!
Do check it out and consider linking up a post of your own!

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Her Sharing Sunday post for this week is here!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Urgent! Please pray for Jonathan!

Jonathan...


I just learned about Jonathan from Adeye's blog.

He has a birthday on December 31.

He will turn 16 in less than 2 1/2 weeks.

If he lived with his family in the US...

Turning 16 would be exciting...

Maybe he would be getting his drivers licence...

But he would still have his parents to guide him...

To help him learn how to be a man...

To guide him as he transitions to adulthood...

But Jonathan lives in an orphanage.

While that may sound bad...

Things are about to become worse.

Soon after his birthday he will be turned out on the street to fend for himself...

With no job...

No one to mentor him and give him advice...

No way to support himself...

Most kids in his situation end up in crime to support themselves...

Jonathan is a good kid...

He does not want to be in trouble out on the streets...

He wants a family!


Here is some information about him I copied from Adeye's blog...

"Jonathan is apparently a very, very good boy. He has a great sense of humor which has been confirmed by other kids in his class and two children who were recently adopted to U.S. He loves to work on a computer, takes part in virtually all theatrical performances organized at the orphanage, just a great actor, very calm when not on stage, never gets in trouble, loves sports and plays soccer, played basketball and trained in light athletics, studies at good level. Jonathan is respectful to adults and older children. He is obedient and always ready to help. NEEDS A FAMILY to file for immigration ASAP, can adopt later. BEGS translator when he visits if he has found his family yet, desperately wants to be adopted. Can be chatted to on Skype as well as email."

Quoting again from Adeye's blog...

"Jonathan has a matter of DAYS to find a family.  Mere DAYS!

"In order for this boy to be rescued from a life that few of us can even begin to imagine, a family needs to step forward in the next few days and commit to him!  I'm told that as long as there is a commitment and the I600 visa is applied for, he will be kept where he is, and the adoption can be completed later.  That's the good news.

"Right now what is needed is a family who has adopted internationally before.  From the contact I have been given, "He needs a family that is married, can travel, and has a homestudy that can be used for immigration approval and is willing to apply for immigration in the next week.  If a family is ready to apply they will work directly with the facilitator who knows him."

"One week!  A visa HAS to be applied for in the next week in order to save this boy! ....

"Please, I'm begging you to share his story wherever you possibly can!  It is the only way his family will find their son.

If anyone would like more information about adopting Jonathan, please contact Amy atwaitingchildren@gmail.com"




Please pray for Jonathan!

Please share his story!

It may seen impossible but God can work miracles!

God can save Jonathan!


I can't wait to read Jonathan's miracle story...

Please be a part of the miracle -- share Jonathan's story today!




This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Victoria!!!!

Victoria -- It's December 12 - your special day!


And you are a special girl!

V - Vivacious & Victorious
I - Intelligent
C - Cheerful & Courageous
T - Talented & Teachable
O - Open to Opportunity
R - Radient & Resilient
I - Inspirational
A -  Aspiring

Despite the box society puts you in because of your disability...

Despite the fact that you've been hidden away without opportunities to learn and thrive...

Your smile shines through!!!!

The world is missing out on your sweet heart...

Missing out on what you have to give...

Missing out on what you can become if you are only given the chance!

You are a special girl that needs to be noticed and appreciated for the special person God made you to be!


I pray that a Mama & Papa will soon see your face!


That' they'll see in you the beauty and potential that society has overlooked...

That they'll see your possibilities instead of your disabilities...

And give you the love and opportunity you've been waiting for so long!

Happy 9th Birthday SweetVictoria!!!

I'm thinking of you today!!!


Thank you so much to my kind blog friend (you know who you are) who gave my girl a birthday gift!

If anyone else would like to bless my dear Victoria with a Birthday gift to her grant fund to help her get a family you can donate here.


This post is part of a Sharing Sunday blog link-up hosted by Jane!
Do check it out and consider linking up a post of your own!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Sparkle in his Eye...

What would it take to put a sparkle in his eye?

His profile says he's a happy boy...

That he loves to be praised...

Maybe they caught him in a sad and lonely moment...

Maybe it's just a bad picture...


But in little Paul's picture he looks listless and bored...

Like he's lost hope that joy could yet come his way.

What would it take to renew his hope...

Renew his joy...

Make him laugh...

And put a twinkle in his eye?

He doesn't need a mansion house...

Designer clothes...

Or  $500 of toys for Christmas...

He needs a Mama's love...

Daddy's protection...

A few simple toys...

A place to call home...

Bedtime stories...

Lullabies and prayers as he falls asleep.

Food in his tummy...

Snuggles at bedtime...

A sandbox...

A wagon...

A puppy to play with...

What joy even simple things can bring!

I want to see this little man smile...


Don't you?

You can help Paul and the other "Passed Over Babes" -- the ones who've been waiting...

and waiting...

and waiting some more...

For someone to love them and call them their own.

You prayers and donations make a big difference!

By donating $5 to at least two of the passed over babes you can be entered into two great giveaways...

Head on over to Julia's blog for more details!

Hurry - the giveaway ends in just a few days (last day is December 14!)!

Here are some of the passed over babes...

The goal is to raise $1000  for each angel tree child during the angel tree fundraiser hosted by Reece's Rainbow...

The little ones listed below are still short of the goal...

                                                                        
                   Yegor          $580.00                 Arina              $655.00                                  
 

Paul                    $557.00             Nikita              $530.00  
     
                                                                                 
                                         
    Dimtry      $764.00                         Mark             $815.00
      


                  Danila   $770.00                           Spencer        $946.00                                     
         


Click on their names to learn more about each child and go to  Julia's blog to enter the giveaway!

This post is part of a Sharing Sunday blog link-up hosted by Jane!
Do check it out and consider linking up a post of your own!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Notice her special day!!!!

Look at this little girl...


Do you recognize her?

It's an older picture of my Victoria...

The first picture I saw of her.

This precious little girl was in bed then...

And she was still in bed when this more recent picture was taken...


Waiting for a Mama and Papa to love and cherish her...

To bring her home and give her the opportunity to thrive...

The opportunity to go to school...

To receive medical treatment to straighten her legs...

So she can learn to walk...

Victoria's special day of the year is just around the corner...

Her BIRTHDAY is on Monday, December 12...

She will be NINE years old...

Nine years is too long to wait for a Mama!

Instead of hugs and kisses...

Gifts and cake and friends...

Her day will go unnoticed...

She will likely not even know it is her birthday...

This birthday will be spent in bed...

Just like every other day...

SAD

Please notice her day!

Though you can't hug her now and tell her how special she is...

There's something you can do!!!

If you are able...

Would you consider even a small birthday gift donation to her grant fund...

(No gift is too small!)

To help with the expenses of the best gift...

The gift of a Mama and Papa and love?

Your gift helps defray the costs of adoption...

If a child has a large grant it helps give prospective families courage to step out and commit to a child...

(I want to thank those who have donated to Victoria's fund recently!

Last time I looked she had $10 in her fund -- today she has $55!!!!)


Consider sharing Victoria on your blog, Facebook, etc...

Maybe one of your friends or readers could be her Mama!


Will you join me in praying that this is Victoria's last birthday without a family...


That she will be HOME next year for her tenth birthday surrounded with love and family??


This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Forgotten Little Darlings








Grab This!

Have you heard of the ANGEL TREE at Reece's Rainbow? The angel tree is a special fundraiser for waiting children with down's syndrome.  If you donate $35 to one of the angel tree children's fund you will get a Christmas ornament with your child's picture on it!  The hope is to raise at least $1000 additional grant money for each child on the tree to help them get a family!  Sadly some of the angel tree darlings wait on the tree year after year...  

Julia is having a special fundraiser & giveaway for some of the children who have been on the angel tree the longest...  (Please go to Julia's blog for details and to be entered to win!)  They have been on the tree for more than one year and still they wait :(  While others have been chosen they've been forgotten and passed by!  These special kids are pictured below!  Donate $5 to any two of them & tell Julia to be entered to win!

Look at these faces!

Notice them now!

Could one of them be yours?

Jin Wu
Jin Wu - Isn't he a cutie?
An escort could bring him home to you - NO travel required!


Dear Little Paul looks dejected and alone...
Could you make him feel special and put a light in his eyes?
He needs a mama!


Arina is waiting for someone like you to notice how special she is!


Yegor - Handsome young man waiting to surprise you with all he can learn!


Dmitry - who will see the beauty of his heart?


Mark - Why has no one claimed this cutie?


Meredith - Another waiting darling!


Nikita - Imagine the transformation if he knew he was loved!


Robyn - This big smile could light up your home with extra special joy!


Sergei - He's waiting for you!
He has a $7,230 grant to help you bring him home!

Danila

Danila - Eager to know you!


Spencer - Charming young man waiting to capture your heart!


Artem - This beautiful boy could light up your life!
Is money an issue?  Not with this boy -- he has a HUGE grant of $16,777!!!

These beauties are waiting in orphanages for someone to love them and bring them home!

Is one of them yours?

Click here to learn how to adopt!

Please consider donating at least $5 to two of these children to help them find their family and for a chance to win!

You can find their pictures on the angel tree and donate here!

Share their pictures on your blog, facebook, twitter... for another chance to win...

These babies need to be seen...  To be noticed & remembered!

Please go to Julia's blog now for prize details and to have your name entered in the giveaway !



This post is a part of the Forget Me Not Friday Linkup organized by Jane!
Please check it out here! And consider linking up a post of your own!

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