Tuesday, August 28, 2012

THINGS are moving right along

Well this week my computer started to die and my keyboard went kaputz. And neither thing was related to the other one...weird. But On a happier note we are almost done with our dossier. It is a relief BIG TIME. To almost be complete.  We have sent paperwork to USCIS and are waiting for them to send a paper back that says we are approved to adopt...Adoptive Parents call it the Golden Ticket like the movie Willy Wonka.  You might just see me do a rendition of the golden ticket song too when ours comes. Some of you might have seen our FSP move too. We had a donor give us $5000 for us to be able to pursue a second child.  This is absolutely wonderful. I can't even tell you what an answer to prayer that is for us!!
Also we still have a fundraiser going on at www.myheartbeeps4orphans.blogspot.com. We haven't really raised much over there...but what has been given has been given out of love and that is what matters.
Just remember it is for three families so when you give it helps all three.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

HE Still MOVES mountains TODAY!!

OK, so much has been going on as of late that I haven't had time to even stop and figure out what to write on here.  There are so many things going on some good and some bad...The bad isn't happening with us, but several families in the Reece's rainbow community have been touched by tragedy and that makes my heart hurt for them.
ALSO our home-study arrived and since it said 2 like we asked we are making arrangements for 2 children not just one and that has me both excited and nervous....I am starting to prepare for things I never did before like bath times....we had nothing for kids in our bathroom....So I am sewing hooded towels....picking up some bath toys....head proofing the faucet, getting a toy net, organizing the clothes in the bathroom, coming up with a chart for cleaning the bathroom. And just when you think you're done you think of other things like step stools....and kid toilet seats....zoikes!!! Also its a fine line of protecting yourself and getting ready...We could get everything ready and something could happen and plans could change so that is the line we are walking.
I have to think though since the money for the girls came out of nowhere that this is God appointed, God approved so that is what we are moving towards. We have another fundraiser going on  HERE. The money I was trying to raise in it for the last $1300 in fees ( $890 + $500) hasn't come in to the fundraiser yet but that is OK because God is making a way elsewhere I think....its amazing how he works. He STILL moves mountains TODAY!! Don't deny it. Sometimes I am jealous of the people in Jesus times....They saw him...they felt him...He was right there in front of him performing miracles.  Even if I hadn't seen a miracle, and my friend walked up to me and said there was this guy in the square and he healed 2 blind men and another guy that couldn't walk, did!! I know I would have believed and followed him... But often times then, just like today he was right there doing amazing things and they didn't see him, they didn't believe.
Well even though there have been many miracles in my life, I have to say that this one that is leading to my kids has to be the best movie, the best journey,  I have ever seen. And I am so glad you guys have a front row seat to the show.

Early on before Chet and I agreed to 2 kids,  Chet laid out an ultimatum about having 2. That I could come up with medical care for them and raise the $5000 extra. So I told my cousin Missy and she helped with # 1 and another person came through for #2. All I gotta say is don't speak an ultimatum on God's turf cause he will come through EVERY time!!

Ok some things I wanted to be sure and mention:
this is Spencer....his family, the Twietmeyers, started the organization Project Hopeful which helps educate and save Orphans with HIV as well as families seeking other children with special needs. You can read about Project hopeful HERE. So Spencer is orphan of the month at Ten For Orphans...www.tenfororphans.org Whom you will remember was so instrumental in helping us get the money for Victoria.  Spencer has 8 days left and they are at $17,531.82  out of $26,000 total. They had a killer fundraiser earlier this month and now they only need about $2500 total if everyone pays for their auction items. I know not everyone can give but PRAYERS and SHARING this link with others can help so much. Will you SHARE Spencer's story?? Will you PRAY for his family and him??

OK this is Maxim...Remember him from Ten For Orphans awhile back?? Well he now has a family that is fundraising to go and get him!! Why am I mentioning it? Well they have a MATCHING GRANT for Maxim.
What is that? Well, Maxim's family has a person willing to donate up to $500. That means if you donate your donation will be doubled..up to $500. you can donate HERE. If you can't donate please Share or PRAY.

Why do we care?? Why do I tell you about these other families??@ orphans have died recently with parents that were going for them....they dies alone and these mothers will never get to hold these babies....PLEASE consider this is a life and death situation for most of these orphans....Thanks

Friday, August 17, 2012

So here's the thing

WE have a final fundraiser going on our other blog. It is to benefit 3 families total. I am really nervous about it for many reasons. The first is I talked the to other mamas into it even though neither of them have had much luck with giveaways...The other reason is that we all really need these funds to finish our adoptions...I know our God can do anything...but I'm really sweating it. The third reason is that the giveaway items are worth quite a lot and if we cant raise enough then we are practically giving them away. So that is what is going on here. If you share about the fundraiser on a blog post or on your face book page then you get one entry into the giveaway. PLEASE share and tell others about this giveaway!! Also if your children are visually impaired, there are some really great brailled books!! http://myheartbeeps4orphans.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 13, 2012

WE have a new fundraiser/giveaway going on!!

Have you ever entered a giveaway and wanted a different prize than you won? Sometimes I win something and even though I didn't win the "big" prize I wished I could have told someone with another item that I wanted it. Then THIS givaway is for you!! When the giveaway is over we will draw the names and let you pick from the prizes that are left. People will pick in the order their names are drawn.

We also wanted to make sure that everyone could afford to enter so you can enter for as little as $5. If you blog about the giveaway or SHARE about it you can also get an entry into the giveaway. There are a lot of COOL items and we may be adding even more! If you would like to enter, please click on the chip-in on this blog and the monies donated will be split three ways amongst Gavin, Victoria, and Pryce. You can also donate to the FSP links at right.

 This giveaway is to benefit the Thomas Family who is adopting Gavin, The Nachtmann family who is adopting Victoria, and the Burlingham family who is adopting Pryce. Three Special kids, three special families!! This goal is this...The Thomas family needs $3500 more to get to Gavin, They have been submitted so they are almost there! The Nachtmann's are needing $1300 for fingerprints, USCIS clearances and a money wire. They are compiling their dossier. The Burlingham family is also compiling their dossier and they are short $7000 to be Fully funded. That is A LOT of money but our God moves mountains and we are hoping to reach our goals.

Want to see all the items?? Follow this to our Linky page and click on the Thumbnails for a blurp about each item.

Friday, August 3, 2012

THe new orphan of the month!!

Sorry I am late posting this...I have been working on some very important documents!!
This month's orphan at Ten for Orphans is very special....Spencer!

The Twietmeyer’s have much experience as an adoptive family and in the adoption community. Kiel and Carolyn are the founders of Project HOPEFUL, nfp.  Their journey began by God introducing Kiel to a divorced mother of 4 kids.  He married all 5 of them! Kiel and Carolyn gave birth to 3 more children together. Through a series of miracles with 2 of their birth sons, as in bonafide healing and life-conquers-death-only-God-could-do-it-scenarios, they realized that God had big plans for their family.   As they watched what God could do with serious brain damage in both of their sons, lung disease, and other things, they began to realize that they had just endured boot camp for God’s future plans! After those miraculous healings, they thought “What’s a little HIV?” They adopted 2 separate biological sibling sets of 3–two of whom had HIV/AIDS–and saw further MIRACLES.  As if it couldn’t get any better, the Lord delivered a beautiful 8 week old baby girl with Down syndrome on Easter Sunday last year through adoption. That baby turned the whole family UPSIDE DOWN….(pun intended)…!
It was through baby Sofia that the Lord opened their eyes in a personal way to the needs across the world for children with Down syndrome, specifically the little ones that age out of baby houses into adult mental institutions at ages 4-5 years old.  The tragedy behind that was far too great to ignore.  Through a series of further miracles, they saw “Lincoln” (a.k.a. Spencer), and the WHOLE FAMILY knew they were to go get him. Lincoln just turned 6 years old. He has already been transferred.  The ramifications of this are devastating, and he needs to come home SOON.  There are MANY, MANY arms that can’t wait to HUG him, many hearts that will NEVER allow him to have another moment of fear or loneliness, plus his bed and Thomas the Train and Little People are waiting for him! They hope to travel to adopt him by the end of September.
One would think that with all this family does that they would instantly be fully funded. Well they are not. In fact they are about $10,000 short from being fully funded. WHAT?? yes that's right. But our God moves mountains and he can do this. PLEASE PRAY with me that the journey is quick to being fully funded.

In addition to their own commitment to orphans, the Twietmeyer’s are dedicated to Educating, Encouraging, and Enabling families and individuals to advocate for and adopt children with HIV/AIDS and others who are the most overlooked.  They are committed to the mission of ALL for ONE! They will stop at NOTHING for the ONE Who puts the ONE in front of them. Lincoln is that ONE!  
John 14:18  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come for you. Please help bring Lincoln home! Please visit the Donate Now page to contribute to his rescue from the mental institution and give him a family of his own. You can visit the family’s blog here: http://www.thestitchthatmakesthesweaterperfect.com 
there is also a fundraiser going on on the sight for LINCOLN. go check it out!! GO. NOW!