Saturday, February 24, 2018

Goodbye Mackenzie

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
Psalm 27:7

The time has come to say goodbye to precious Mackenzie, as her file has been returned.
This sweet little girl's desire for a family touched my heart, and I want to thank you for joining with me to pray for her desire to be realized.
Last we knew, Mackenzie was still waiting for a family, but as we saw with Grayson, goodbye is not the end of the story!

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

Dear Lord, we thank You for this precious little girl.
We thank You for her heart that longs for a family and we thank You for knowing this request.
We release her back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Goodbye Mackenzie
We love you!
You are a joy!

Friday, February 23, 2018


Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:2

I knew this little guy would get a family! Every time I saw his picture I kept thinking "didn't he get a family?" 
Well now he did!!!


For all of your prayers for this precious little boy!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dark Horse of the Week Maclaine!

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:11

This week's Dark Horse is 8 year old Maclaine!
This precious girl has little information about her. They said she was born prematurely and has cerebral palsy. 
Though we can't see her face, you can tell she's just a beautiful little girl! The fact she's sitting up in that chair seems to be a good sign that she must be able to control some of her movement and support of herself. 

Adopting a child with sever Cerebral Palsy, is a lifelong commitment, but it's not a misery for those who have been called to do it. 
I once knew a little girl who's whole body was effected by cerebral palsy, and she was the sweetest little girl you'd ever meet! She loved people and always had a ready smile. Despite her physical limitations she radiated an indescribable joy and is the light of her adoptive mother's life. 

These children may never go to college, live independently or even be able to say "I love you mom" clearly, but you'll never find a person more alive than these. I have found that these most physically disable people have been reserved as the ones who best display the Father's unconditional love and are a window into the incredible radiating joy of heaven. 

Please join us in prayer for Maclaine

Dear Father, I thank You for Maclaine!
I thank You for the treasure You have created her to be.
May you bring forth just the right family for her.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

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Betsy's Back

"But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated to the LORD; they shall come into the treasury of the LORD."

Joshua 6:19

This is one of the saddest things that unfortunately seems to happen in the adoption world, when a child is matched and then becomes available again.
We don't know the circumstances, sometimes families may change their mind, other times the country will change their mind and decide they don't want a child to go to a certain family. 
Whatever the reason, Betsy is once again available for adoption. 
We've already said "Goodbye" to Betsy, but if you would like to pray for her again for a season we invite you to please do so!

Betsy has been hosted in the U.S. and cried at the thought of going back to her orphanage. She LOVES the idea of having her own family and so much wanted to stay here in America with a mama, papa, and siblings!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dark Horse of the Week Jimmy!

And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."
Matthew 8:7

This week's Dark Horse is 1 year old Jimmy!

Jimmy is a pretty active kiddo – he is so happy when he is playing with toys or with his friends! He is also close to his familiar caretakers. He will always show his lovely smile when he is being teased and tickled by his nannies.

Jimmy’s development is pretty much on par with his peers. He can walk independently, imitate words, and understand his nannies facial expressions. He can pass toys between his hands, and knows to hand the nanny his toy when she asks for it.

Jimmy has come such a long way since he entered the orphanage! He was jaundiced and had a swollen belly when he was admitted. But now at 1 1/2 years old, he is not currently showing symptoms of liver damage. His nannies tell us his biliary atresia does not seem to inhibit his daily life.

Look at those big eyes!

Please joins us in prayer for Jimmy!

Dear Father I ask that Your healing touch would be upon Jimmy's little body.
I ask that You would restore what has been damaged and what is not functioning properly for him. 
May his life be a testimony of Your love. 
Please prepare the hearts of the family that You have chosen for him. Give them Your grace.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

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