Sunday, July 5, 2015

Let's Stand for Israel!!!

He will deliver me, 
because He loves me.
Though I should walk through darkest night
He will deliver me.

Israel has been on our Dark Horses list for 3 months and I would like to call everyone once again to stand in prayer for him!
When I found Israel, he was at the bottom of a long list of boys ages 6-9. He had no picture, just this silhouette and no one had donated to his adoption fund, it was just a row of zeros. 
When I read his story I was grieved and upset! Before coming to the orphanage, this little boys mother tried to kill him. Now he suffers with great scars from the emotional and physical trauma he experienced. The medical professionals had the nerve to say his condition was irreversible! The Lord knew that one word would put me over the edge and so despite all that was stacked against him I was determined to make this little boy known! For I know that the only thing that cannot be reversed is the Lord's work. (Isaiah 43:13)
The enemy tried to take this little boys life but he couldn't. So now he's trying to bury him in fear causing labels that will keep everyone away from him, but he couldn't.
The Lord saw Jamie the moment he was born. He saw him on his darkest days, and He saw him at the bottom of that list. He didn't see the labels, or the zeros, all He saw was a treasure. The night I found Jamie the Lord gave him a new name: Israel.

In Strong's Israel means:
God Prevails

The other night the Lord stirred my heart for those zeros. No one believes in Israel, no one will give any money to his cause, and He asked me to give. Would I stand up when no one else would to declare that this life is valuable? That I believe in the power of the Lord to REVERSE the damage that's been done? YES!
And now I'm inviting you to stand with me! You don't have to give money, but can you believe with me? 
Will you help me advocate for Israel share his story, his need, and pray? Praying not only that he would find a family, but that he will find salvation and healing in Christ!
Dad's and moms, brothers and sisters, families pray for each other. Israel doesn't have a family to gather around him, to fight for him, to speak out for him, to pray for him. Will you? Will you fight for him in prayer? Will you have hope for him in Christ? Will you love him from halfway around the world by making his needs known to heaven?

He will deliver me,
From pain and sorrow,
His wondrous power will be revealed!
And He will deliver me.

If you know of others who would stand with us in prayer for Israel please feel free to share this post! If you want to give to Israel's adoption fund you can at: Reese's Rainbow JamieL15

*Lyrics from the song: He Will Deliver Me by: Lex de Azevedo from the album: Songs from the Animated Stories from the Bible (Old Testament)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dark Horses of the Week: Skye and Savannah!

A Special Pair
Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.
Psalm 146:7

This week's Dark Horses are 15 year old Skye and 10 year old Savannah!
These sisters are waiting right now for a forever family.
Please join us in prayer for them!
You can learn more about them by clicking on their picture on our sidebar to visit their personal page.

Skye and Savannah are 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.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Goodbye Nissa

Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble
Psalm 41:1

The time has come to say goodbye to sweet Nissa.
This adorable little girl is still waiting for a forever family.
If you would like to continue in prayer for her, we invite you to please do so!
Her information is with: Reese's Rainbow Nissa

Dear Lord we thank You for allowing us to prayer for this precious treasure.
We entrust her life to Your care and we release her back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen

Goodbye Nissa
We love you!
And know He's got a special place for you!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dark Horse of the Week: Martin!

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one's youth.
Psalm 127:4

This week's Dark Horse is 6 year old Martin!
This precious young man is waiting right now for a forever family.
Please join us in prayer for him!
You can learn more about Martin by clicking on his picture on our sidebar to visit his personal page. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Goodbye Opal

having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
Revelation 21:11

Sadly the time has come to say goodbye to Opal. 
Her file has moved to another agency where we cannot keep track of her progress.
As of yet she has not been matched to a forever family.
If you would like to continue in prayer for her we invite you to please do so!
When I first saw Opal I was startled and then I was broken for her.
In her country people will gawk at someone for simply having a cleft lip scar. 
An American team of surgeons recently went to this country to do some cleft surgeries for orphans and under privileged children. Three of the children going for surgery had facial deformities. They had to wear masks when they traveled to keep people from seeing them, then when they arrived at the hospital there were so much hysteria over their appearance, they had to cover the windows so that the flocking crowds couldn't see in. 
In her country few people see the little girl behind that face, but I hope that through praying for her you have. 
Thank you!

To be loved like I've never loved
So complete, You want me 
To be loved.

There's no shame, not the same, oh, God
When You look at me
I come alive inside, oh, God
When You look at me
You heal my heart, every scar, oh, God
When You look at me
No Scars
When You look at me
No shame
When You look at me
I am loved
When you look at me*

*Brandon Heath - When You Look at Me

Dear Lord, thank You for Opal and for her life.
Thank you for allowing us to see this sweet treasure that You have made.
We trust You to take care of her.
We release her back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name amen.

Goodbye Opal!
We love you!