Friday, July 12, 2019

Dark Horse of the Week Carson!

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the LORD.
Isaiah 54:7

This week's Dark Horse is 8 year old Carson!
Carson is very much like other kids his age! He is active and loves to play soccer, tag, and anything that has to do with climbing. 

He gets along well with other kids and even helps to take care of the younger children. 

Carson goes to school in his orphanage. He does well in class, and he is eager to learn and answer questions! 

Carson is diagnosed with delayed development, but his nannies say the difference between him and his peers is very small. He can communicate his needs and follow instructions. 

Carson really wants to be adopted and have a new life with his forever family!

What a handsome little guy!

Please join us in prayer for Carson!

Dear Father, I thank You for this special gift.
I thank You that You have called him out as Your own.
I ask that You would bring forth his family so that he can go home.
In Jesus Christ' name. amen.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Carson please visit:

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Goodbye Jonas

So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
Psalm 55:6

You can just see something special when you look at Jonas. Something beyond all of his labels that tells you there's a little boy inside that's just waiting for someone to draw him out.
Jonas is still waiting for his forever family and if you would like to continue in prayer for him we invite you to please do so!
His information can be found at:

Dear Father, I thank You for Jonas.
I ask that You would deliver him.
We release him back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Goodbye Jonas
We love you!
and know the Lord has so much more for you!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Dark Horse of the Week Adelaide!

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You.
Job 42:5

This week's Dark Horse is 9 year old Adelaide!
Adelaide lives in an orphanage with other children similar to her age. In this situations, she's just another face in the line, another mouth to feed, another body to clothe, and no one thinks of her.

The lies about her worth and future weigh heavy upon her lonely heart and the little flicker of hope she holds to. A hope that she's not forgotten, that she could be loved, and that beyond these dense clouds of gloom is the reason for her hope.

The Lord has called her Adelaide which means: Noble. When I looked up the definition of Noble tears filled my eyes to see it means: belonging to a hereditary class with high social or political status. She belongs to the King of Kings, she is His heir.

She lives in a country that is prominently Muslim and where human trafficking is a danger.
Yet despite the darkness around her she is a light of hope, for she is not the only child, without a face, without a name, and without a voice, waiting in this nation for the hand of salvation to reach out and rescue her. But because of her life, her story, others may now see that day of salvation too.

Please join us in prayer for Adelaide!

Dear Father, I thank You for Adelaide, I thank You that no walls or barriers can hold You out.
I plead that You would rescue her from this place, that You would hold her heart and soften it again in Your love.
Please visit her even now, that she may know she is not alone.
And may You raise up a family who will go and find her.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

To learn more about adopting Adelaide please visit:

Friday, July 5, 2019

Goodbye Johnny

They shall be like mighty men,
Who tread down their enemies
In the mire of the streets in the battle.
They shall fight because the LORD is with them,
And the riders on horses shall be put to shame.
Zechariah 10:5

I'm humbled that the Lord would allow us to be the ones championing the cause of these chosen children.
These Dark Horses aren't just random orphans, they are hand picked by the Lord. His beloved treasures and whether we see them get a family or not, we have given them a gift that can never be taken away, that can never be reversed.

As far as we know, Johnny is still waiting for his forever family, but our prayers have lifted him up from obscurity to never return there again.
Thank you!

If you would like to continue in prayer for Johnny, we invite you to please do so!

Dear Father, I thank You that even though we are spread out all over this world that we are not separated, but united in this one Hope. 
Jesus Christ.
I thank You for the plans that You have for Johnny.
We release him back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Goodbye Johnny
We love you!
And know when you accept Christ, you will be united with us again!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Dark Horse of the Week Wesson!

For the needy shall not always be forgotten;
The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.
Psalm 9:18

This week's Dark Horse is 10 year old Wesson!


“Wonderful Wesson.  This little boy, with his shy smile and sweet spirit, stole my heart.  We became buddies on our shopping trip to “Walmart” in China this past October. It was quite a scene as we rolled up in our five buses and rolled out with a gazillion Chinese nannies, kids, wheelchairs, strollers and our Storyteller team in tow!   Our mission was to spend time with the kids and take them shopping!  My buddy was sweet Wesson, so I grab his wheelchair and off we went.  No matter that he spoke no English, and I, no Chinese.  Hand motions worked perfectly.  We had a glorious time going down each aisle, picking out stickers and chips and candy and cookies and a blue drink to wash it all down with!  We ventured upstairs, where we stumbled upon a play area with moon sand, magnet activities, and best of all, an iPad with games!  We went from activity to activity, but when I tried to move us on from the iPad, I thought Wesson’s wheelchair was stuck until I realized Wesson had a death grip on the table!  He wasn’t quite ready to move on from the iPad, so I gladly hung out with him there, enjoying his excitement and laughter as he played.  As I sat there watching him, I didn’t see an orphan boy in a wheelchair, but a little boy who was just like my boys at home.  Just a regular boy who loved playing video games.

During our assessment time, we learned that although Wesson has cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair during camp, he is able to walk with a walker according to his nannies.  He was able to transfer himself from floor to wheelchair and wheelchair to floor independently.  He has great self-care skills and enjoys being as independent as possible.  He is very social and interactive, and although he seemed a bit shy with us, we observed him laughing and talking with his friends.  He was able to string beads and draw shapes.  He seemed very eager to please, and it was a delight to spend time with him.

As our week at camp came to a close and it was time say our goodbyes, the nannies began collecting each child’s lanyard name tag.  Before his nanny collected his, Wesson waved to me, and I went over to him.  He took off his name tag, carefully inserted his picture in the lanyard pocket and handed it to me.  Through an interpreter, he said he wanted me to have it and ASKED ME PLEASE TO NOT FORGET HIM.  This boy, who has been waiting so long, who has watched his friends be chosen for adoption but been passed over himself, pleaded with me not to forget him.  It was almost more than my heart could take.

Please join us in prayer for Wesson!

Dear Father, I thank You that You have seen Wesson every day of his life.
I pray that a family would come forth to receive their abundance.
And I pray that they would show Wesson that he was never forgotten by You.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

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