Friday, March 24, 2017

Goodbye Penelope

He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart...
Isaiah 40:11

I've been seeing sweet Penelope's face for a lot longer than we've had her here as a Dark Horse.
She is still so precious to me.
Thank you for joining with us to pray for her.
She is still waiting for her forever family, so if you would like to continue in prayer for her we invite you to please do so! 
Her information can be found at: 

Dear Lord, I thank You for this precious little girl, and I ask once again that she would be welcomed home to her forever family soon.
We trust You and Your faithfulness as we release her back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name amen.

Goodbye Penelope!
We love you!
You are treasure!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dark Horse of the Week Noreen (Urgent Prayer Needed!)

And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:4

 This week's Dark Horse is 7 year old Noreen! 

In April of 2011(when she was 19 months old) they said Noreen was extroverted, active, restless, and sometimes she was stubborn.
She loved to be cuddled by her caregivers the most. Since she was smart and lovely, everyone loved her. They hoped she would find a family of her own to enjoy a happy and lovely family life facilitating her healthy development.
They shared that she was smart and able to crawl, take step while holding onto handrails and with one hand held.
She imitated words and spoke 3-5 words. She had good fine motor skills being able to use her thumb and fingers to pick up things as small as a pill.
She was not a picky eater and ate every food that was given to her, therefore, she had a cute chubby face. 
She often sucked on her fingers to sooth herself and they said it was very cute.

Please pray!

Something has happened to precious Noreen. An advocate visited her in Nov. of 2016 and observed this of her.
Noreen did not interact with her environment or caregiver. She has low muscle tone and could not stand or walk. She made no noise and maintained a fetal position when sleeping.
She did move her face and arms in response to a cold washcloth on her face. Her overall health has seemed to decline to previous reports and she is failing to thrive.

Why this change? Noreen was created to be born into a family. To be loved by a father and a mother. 
Every orphan deals with this missing piece in a different way. Some children suck their thumb or fingers and stroke their own faces for comfort. Others try to fight the pain with pain, by picking their ears or scratching themselves. 
The orphanages and nannies may provide the best care in the world, but they cannot fill this void. And over time some children start to lose hope. Hope for what they may not even know they are lacking. And when hope starts to slip away, so do they.

Noreen is blind and needs a family to take her out of that crib and into their arms. To show her the beautiful world she lives in and the hope and love of Christ.

Please join us in prayer for Noreen!

Dear Father, please rescue Noreen.
Don't let her slip away, but restore Your hope to her. 
Send someone to be Your love to her, that she may know the life You created her to live.
Do not allow fear to keep her family from bringing her home.
Send them forth today I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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

To learn more about China adoption please visit:

I plead with you, from the bottom of my aching heart, PLEASE pray for this little girl!
Just think of what could happen if we all stood together?

"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Matthew 18:19

Friday, March 17, 2017

Goodbye Colby

In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book,
And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
Isaiah 29:18

We only had adorable Colby for a short time, but now his file has been transferred to another agency. 
We hope he finds his forever family there! He is such a precious young man!
Thank you for all of your prayers for him!
If you would like to continue in prayer for him we invite you to please do so!

Dear Lord, I thank You for the honorable man You've created Colby to be.
May You abundantly bless him.
We release him now to You.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Goodbye Colby
We love you!
It's been a honor to pray for you!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dark Horses of the Week Grady and Vanessa!

For you are my hope, O Lord GOD;
You are my trust from my youth.
Psalm 71:5

This week's Dark Horses are sister and brother, 16 year old Vanessa and 10 year old Grady!
These two have had the ability to live together with a foster family since 2008 and they are excited to have an adoptive family of their own!

These two are from Eastern Europe, and even though Vanessa is 16 she is still eligible for international adoption as long as she is adopted with her brother Grady.

Grady is 10 years old and very social. He loves to communicate and interact with others.  He enjoys activity, dynamic games, and is very competitive in games.  
He has well-developed motor skills, and does well with drawing pictures. He can have a hard time paying attention making school work difficult.
He understands when he messes up and feels guilty. Grady is able to be dependent on others but doesn't ask for help unless he needs it.
Grady is excited to find a family and wants to be adopted!

16 year old Vanessa is a beautiful young girl who is so sweet and easy to interact with. She is very social and initiates conversation with people, especially those she knows. 
She has good fine motor skills, has a good memory, and does well at summarizing with limited information. 
She is healthy and athletic, being competitive but not aggressive.
She is kind-hearted and can't wait to be adopted!

Please join us in prayer for Vanessa and Grady!

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this sibling pair please visit:

Goodbye Gage

So the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD?
"Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say."
Exodus 4:11-12

Gage is one of those boys who just touched my heart from the moment I first saw his sad face. 
He's a perfectly healthy boy, who has so much potential, but because he is deaf, he finds himself still waiting for a chance. 
Thank you so much for standing with me in prayer for this wonderful young man!
He is still waiting for his forever family, but we know the Lord is faithful and still working on behalf of Gage.

The time has come to say goodbye to Gage, but if you would like to continue in prayer for him we invite you to please do so!
His information can be found at:

Dear Lord we thank You for Gage and for allowing us to be apart of his life through prayer.
Thank You for showing us Your heart for this young man, and we trust You to continue Your faithful work for his life.
We release Gage back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Goodbye Gage
We love you!
And know He is working!

Why do we say goodbye? The Twelve