Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dark Horse of the Week Anne

He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Psalm 18:19

This week's Dark Horse is 12 year old Anne!
Ten months ago we celebrated when Anne was found by her family, but today I found her on the waiting list once again. I don't know what happened, but I know that Anne already has a prayer family in us and so once again I'd like to invite you to join together for Anne's cause. She's not alone!
She's surrounded in our love and the love of the Father.

Anne loves to laugh and spend time with friends! Somtimes they will play with toys or games, but most of the time they seem to be content just chatting and coloring.

She goes to public school and is studying in the fifth grade. She can read, write, and do math, though Anne says she does not have a favorite subject.
She is very helpful to her teachers and will volunteer to help clean up the classroom without hesitation. Anne likes cleanness, so she does a very nice job stacking the books on the shelf and sweeping the floor when class is over. She also likes her clothes to be nice and neat!

Anne tells us that her favorite color is red, her favorite animals are dogs and pandas, and she loves to eat cake! 


Please joins us in prayer for Anne!

Dear Father, I thank You for the love that You have for Anne.
I thank You for the plans that You have laid out for her from before she was born.
Please move upon the hearts of her family, that they may feel the same excitement for her life as You do. 
Thank You for watching out for her, please bring Your will for her life to pass. 
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dark Horse of the Week Garrett!

The sun and the moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.
Habakkuk 3:11

This week's Dark Horse is 10 month old Garrett! 
When Garrett first came into care he was very sick, but after receiving surgery to treat his meningocele he started gaining weight. Meningocele can sometimes effect a persons mobility but Garrett was very blessed to have such early treatment! His legs have strength and he likes to kick them around!
He is close to his caretakers and loves to be teased and tickled by them! He will make little "ah ah" sounds and show his sweet smile.
Garrett doesn't seem to be interested in toys quite yet, but he can hold a little toy that is given to him. He is living in a special care center where close attention is paid to his development and medical needs. Still there is not replacement for a forever family!





Please join us in prayer for Garrett!

Dear Father I thank You for Your love for Garrett and for getting him the medical care he needs.
Please prepare a family for him who will be able to welcome him home to their family soon!
Thank You for all the life that You have planned for this precious little boy.
In Jesus Christ' name amen.


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Yay Arnold!!!

But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

I'm excited to announce that Arnold has been found by his forever family!!!

YAY ARNOLD!!!

THANK YOU!
for all of your prayers for Arnold!

Dear Lord we praise You for Arnold's new family and new life.
We ask that You would guide their journey now as they bring their son home.
We release Arnold back to You now with great rejoicing!
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.


Farewell Arnold!
We love you!
And are SO excited for you!!!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Dark Horse of the Week Qiu!

For You have made him most blessed forever;
You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.
Psalm 21:6

This week's Dark Horse is 3 year old Qiu!
She is a quiet but playful girl. When she first arrived at her orphanage she was only able to lie on her back. She was very timid, which her nannies attributed to her blindness. She also did not like to be cuddled. But the nannies have been working with this sweet girl and she has made so much progress!

She now loves interacting with her caretakers and she is especially interested in toys that make sounds. She does still have some motor development delays but she is now able to sit with support and stand when holding on to the couch.

Qiu is also developing her language skills and can repeat what her nanny says to her. Qiu has been blessed to be put into an orphanage with nannies who have the ability to help her learn, but there still no replacement for a family.





Please join us in prayer for Qiu!

Dear Father, I thank You for Qiu and for bringing her to a place where she can learn and grow.
Please lead her forever family to her.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Goodbye Lenny

But I am poor and needy;
Yet the LORD thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.
Psalm 40:17

We barely got to have Lenny before his file was sent back.
But I'm thankful for every moment we did have him, because I know our prayers are powerful and will continue to work even though we can't see him anymore.
Last we knew Lenny was still waiting for his forever family but we're hopeful his file will be sent on to another agency where they'll find him.

Dear Lord, I thank You for allowing us to pray for Lenny.
And I thank You that You remember our prayers and continue to work even though we can't see what's happening.
We release Lenny back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.


Goodbye Lenny
We love you!
And are so glad we got to be part of your life through prayer!