Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dark Horse of the Week Josie!

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them.
Psalm 145:19

This week's Dark Horse is 3 year old Josie!
Josie is a sweet child who enjoys playing with toys and other children. 

She attends an on-site English preschool where she is working on improving her fine motor skills. She can identify colors, count to 10, and sing songs both in English and her native language. 
She plays well with the other children and has appropriate attachment with her adult caregiver. 
Josie is speaking in 3-5 word sentences, primarily in English though she does understand her native language speaking caregiver. 

Josie has spina bifida and mild bilateral clubfoot that is improving greatly through casting and the orthopedist doesn't believe that surgical intervention will be required. 
She currently crawls and scoots on her bottom to get around. She receives physical therapy 4 times a week where she is working on standing independently, walking with a walker and building her core strength. Josie has diminished feeling below her knees but has been making good progress in physical therapy. She is able to pull to a standing position and often does so throughout the day without prompting. She is making progress walking with the assistance of a walker. She is able to navigate her current home without difficulty. She goes up and down stairs by crawling/scooting and using her upper body strength. Josie is a happy child who loves to laugh and smile.

Please join us in prayer for Josie!

Dear Father, I thank You for this bundle of joy!
I thank You for her precious life and I ask that You would soften the hearts of her family that they would receive with joy this child that You desire to add to their family!
May Your salvation come to her little heart.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.


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

Goodbye Harvey

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14

Harvey's face, just barely peeking out from this little picture captures how his short time with us felt.
His face emerged from that overwhelming sea of unknown children just long enough for us to pull him out. 
Even though his file has been returned and it would seem he's slipped back down into obscurity, we know our prayers have pulled him out of that place forever. 
Our requests for him have gone up to the Father and will continue in their purpose.

Dear Father, I thank You for allowing us to see Harvey and to love him in prayer.
I thank You that you see him now.
We release him back to you now,
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.


Goodbye Harvey
We love you!
You are worth finding!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Yay Charissa!

But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
Psalm 6:19-20


Remember Charissa?!? We said goodbye to her over 3 years ago!
But I'm excited to share that her family has found her!!!

YAY!!!!

Thank you!
for all of your prayers for this precious little girl!



Saturday, January 5, 2019

Dark Horse of the Week Aiden!

“I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles,
Isaiah 42:6

This week's Dark Horse is 8 year old Aiden!
You can’t help but adore this sweet boy! His name is Aiden and he will absolutely melt your heart. Aiden’s nannies say he is extremely willing to be adopted and he longs for the day that his family will come to take him home!

Aiden is very much like other kiddos his age. He likes exploring and playing outside, and he is content playing games with his friends. Aiden has a kind heart and he is happy to help out when he can. When he meets someone new, Aiden will greet them on his own initiative, and he is sure to say thank you whenever he is given a snack or treat. 

Aiden’s mouth is a little small so he eats fairly slowly, but he can feed himself and he eats very neatly. His language skills are a little delayed and he continues to work on his pronunciation, but the other aspects of his development are on par with his peers.






 


Aiden walking with former Dark Horse Pia whose forever family found her last year!
I find this photo very moving, seeing two Dark Horses standing hand in hand on the other side of the world, neither one knowing how their life has forever changed, because you prayed.

Please join us in prayer for Aiden!

Dear Father, please bring Aiden a family.
That like Pia, he too may know the love of a forever family.
Please wrap Your healing hands of love around his wounded heart,
and be the tender Father he needs, as he waits for the father You have called to be his.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

If you or someone you know is interested to learn more about Aiden please visit:
(Aiden is on the Shared List)

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YAY Richard!!!

“Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
Psalm 129:2

We are rejoicing with such joy and excitement to share that Richard has been found by his forever family!!!
This little miracle, that just wouldn't go away, death knocked at his door over and over again...
Yet they have not prevailed against me!

Thank you!!!
for believing in this life and praying!!!

Dear Father we praise and thank You for protecting this little boys life,
and for bring his family to him.
May Your hand of favor remain on this young man as he goes forth from here.
Do not allow him to waiver to the left or the right, but guard his steps and never let him forget his life that almost wasn't.
We release him back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Farewell Richard!
We love you!
And are so excited for you!