Saturday, May 23, 2015

Dark Horse of the Week: Tori!

His Perfect Plan
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
Psalm 139:16

This week's Dark Horse is 4 year old Tori!
Tori may look familiar to some of you who remember her from our "Featured Dark Horses List" (something we no longer have on our blog.) 
In January we celebrated when we learned she had been matched with a family!
Since then the family has apparently changed their minds for reasons unknown and Tori is once again waiting for a forever family.
Please join us in prayer for her!
You can learn more about Tori by clicking on her picture on our sidebar to visit her personal page!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Goodbye Todd

You have heard my voice:
"Do not hide Your ear
From my sighing, from my cry for help."
Lamentations 3:56

Sadly the time has already come to say goodbye to Todd. His information has been removed from Reese's Rainbow without confirmation of him finding a family. 
If you would like to continue in prayer for him we invite you to please do so!

Dear Lord we thank You for Todd and for giving us the chance to make his needs known!
We trust You with his precious life and know You have a plan for him.
We release him back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name amen.

Goodbye Todd!
We love you!
And have hope in Him for you!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dark Horse of the Week: Devan!

An Awesome Kid!
"Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon HIm,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
Matthew 12:18

This week's Dark Horse is 11 year old Devan!
This wonderful young man is waiting right now for a forever family.
Please join us in prayer for him!
You can learn more about Devan by clicking on his picture on our sidebar to visit his personal page.

Devan is being featured courtesy of Heart Gallery Alabama.

*In some states it is illegal to share or post pictures, names, and personal information about children in Foster Care. To respect the safety and identity of the children always secure permission from the Heart Gallery or State before publicly advocating for them.

Lifesong for Orphans Update: Extraordinary Things in Ordinary Families!

Michael and Suzanne say they're just an ordinary family. They help out with homework, share family dinners, and try to keep their schedule straight. While this ordinary family started out with three children, God has been leading them on an adventure...
Through a study of Isaiah, God spoke to Suzanne through His Word, piercing her heart to "seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." (Isaiah 1:16-17) This was the start of a four-year journey leading Suzanne and her husband, Michael, to Ethiopia 3 separate times to adopt 6 precious children.
How in the world could they afford this?
Through the love, support, and generosity of their local orphan ministry, they received matching grants through Lifesong to help fundraise to meet the financial cost of each adoption. The dollar-for-dollar matching grants acted as a catalyst, encouraging others to give, while raising awareness of God's great love for orphaned children. As He had before, God graciously provided:

"Through each expensive overseas adoption, the renovation to our home, numerous medical issues to take care, and buying a 15 passenger van to fit us all, God has provided, without fail, and we have no debt from any of the adoptions." --Michael & Suzanne.
What a beautiful testimony of God's faithfulness to those who trust and obey His Word, showing that He, as only He can, can do extraordinary things in ordinary families.

Goodbye Bao

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
John 10:11

The time has come to say goodbye to precious Bao.
Her file has been returned and is no longer with the agency where we found her.
Last we knew she was still looking for a family.

Dear Lord we thank you for this wonderful little girl,
And for giving us the chance to love her in prayer!
We trust You to take care of her.
We release her back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name amen.

Goodbye Bao.
We love you!
It was a delight to see your beautiful face here on Pages!