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The Posts in this section are pertaining to situations in desperate need of all you prayer warriors out there. I will do my best to post updates here as well. Thank you friends!

Just a Dad with a Wish

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It’s fathers day! Brandon Willis is a dad to three beautiful daughters, but there’s a problem – only two of his daughters are with him each day.   He waits for the day to come when he gets to hug his oldest daughter again.  The day where she doesn’t have to worry she’ll have to leave her family again.  The day where he knows 100% that his daughter is going wake up each morning knowing there are four people waiting to greet her as a daughter and a sister, with lots of love!  

 She was here, then she was gone.  The waiting is hard.  

 Help a father out by bidding on some great items to help bring his daughter home!  This family needs some massive support-  Where are my auction junkies at? 

Store open – auction style!  A portion of the proceeds go to help a beautiful family adopting a sweet 12 year old girl.

 Every bid gains an entry to win a pair of LULAROE  -TC- AUTISM AWARENESS- puzzle pieces leggings!!  A MAJOR UNICORN!  Oh yeah!

Each bid counts as an entry!  Even on the same item if you’re outbid!   Head on over and check out the items and help this family bring their daughter home

(Winner will receive prize after any item winnings are paid for. )

A Link and A Blurb

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 Those looking for the store event to benefit the Willis family adoption click on this link.

If you are interested to learn more about this family and how their latest edition came into their lives, read below.

From Jennifer Willis:

”  In November & December 2016, our family had the privilege of hosting, C, through an orphan hosting program. She is an incredible 12 year old girl, who jumped right into life with our family. We were able to share so many “firsts” with C while she was here, from seeing the ocean for the first time, to cutting down her first Christmas tree. It was an incredible month for our entire family, not just for C. We quickly came to realize that she felt like a part of our family and we have decided to make her a part of our family forever!

International adoption is a costly process and we are working hard to bring C home. We appreciate your prayers and support as we step out in faith to adopt C.

http://www.lovecrossesoceansfoundation.org/willisfamily”

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It Starts with You

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If there ever was a reason to click a link, this is it.  This issue demands our attention! With upwards of 2,000,000 KIDS worldwide being held as sex slaves, how can we sit back and do nothing?  Toddlers… Yes TODDLERS folks   elementary age, pre-teens and teens all held against their will. They are hurting, afraid, and abused in the most grizzly and dehumanizing way.

Child sex trafficking is a real global issue that believe it or not also takes place in your own backyard.  It’s fueld by those who watch child pornography.  Its fueled by your neighbor, your uncle, your co-worker… It’s fueled by your “family man” (or woman I suppose) friend who’s married, has kids, goes on mission trips and goes to church each Sunday.  Totally normal looking, seemingly great people participate in this sickening depravity.  Sorry to put it so bluntly, but it is the dead truth.

This is not a, “not my problem” situation.  Stopping this, starts with you.

Check out the video below and visit OurRescue to learn more, and consider how you can contribute to ending child sex trafficking.

Please watch this, it’s less than 3 minutes:
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EPIC Auction is now Open!

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UPDATE!  This auction was a wild success and with your support over $2,800 was raised!!!  Thank you!

 

If you read my last post titled Finding Home, you may be curious how you can help support this amazing family.   My Facebook auction is now open and all proceeds go towards bringing these kids home!   So far there are 280 items to bid on, it’s sort of EPIC.   Come by, and bid!   Go Here:  Schultz Family Auction

 

Thank you!

Finding Home

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Sorry, pictureless post- but keep reading anyway!

Where were you at 16? Think about it…

This family needs help. They are adopting 4 teens who desperately need a family, a home. The Schultz Family are fighting hard to do just that as two of the kids are close to aging out.  Guys,  they have only a bit over $500 in their fsp (their adoption grant fund)!  So, I will be running a new auction starting this week!
  IF YOU HAVE ITEMS OR SERVICES YOU’D LIKE TO DONATE TO THE AUCTION, PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP.  Thanks!  Check out my page to like and follow:
https://m.facebook.com/LoveGiveEmpower/

If you’re asking yourself why they aren’t funding it themselves, they are!  They are selling everything that isn’t nailed down. Kelly is sewing her fingers off.   They are working hard.  But with this adoption they just had to jump in and say yes right away, no prep time.  Why?  Because two of these kiddos are on the verge of aging out of the system.

When that happens, generally at 16 years old, the children are given nothing and sent to live on the streets.  The statistics of prostitution, sex traffickers preying on them, drug use, violence and death for these aged out kids is extremely high.  There is just no help for them. 

The only chance older kids have, is adoption.  Hence the Schultz Family taking on 4! 

Just this week, they’re van had the transmission die.  This adds to their need and stress.  They are trusting that God’s got this, but lets help them if we can!   Please read more about this sweet family here : http://reecesrainbow.org/100585/sponsorschultz-3

HUGE Thanks!

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Well,  that was fun…

Actually,  I’m lying.   That auction was super tough and I never imagined it would take so much.

I’ve never seen 3am roll around so many times.

However, it was not in vain.     You guys showed UP in a big way to support these four families.   Yes, four families I know personally who are adopting SIX kids between them!

That’s six kids who will each become a beloved son or daughter.   Hugs and kisses,  love and laughter will become their daily life, and it’s such a sweet sweet thing.  A far cry from what they have known.

So really I just want to say  thank you to all who donated items,  shared,  supported,  bid on or won items,  you guys are fantastic!

$1,334 was raised!   It’s been split up among the families and let me tell you,  they couldn’t be more grateful for your support.

Thank you and Merry Christmas all!

P.S.  Stay tuned for the next fun event!   I’ll be brainstorming!   If any of you have fundraising ideas you’d like to see,  drop me a comment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Auction Time!

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Hello all!
I am hosting an online auction to benefit four amazing Oregon families who between them are giving 6 children the chance at life and love with a family of their own.  Please visit my Facebook page to read more about this great event!   https://m.facebook.com/LoveGiveEmpower/

Come and shop for a cause!  Browse Items, bid, and have fun!

Here is the link for the actual auction album.  Once it begins, this is where bidding will take place:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.931434630260348.1073741833.661910380546109&type=3

See you there! 

Helping Hope

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We knew she would be malnourished.  But the reality of the situation is far more dire than imagined. 

My friend and her husband are now meeting their soon to be daughter Hope.  Hope is 7 and has spent her whole life in a crib.   She wears size 9 months in infant clothing. 

The following images give a glimpse of just how teeny tiny this precious girl is. 
Lauren shared a video with me of Hope, words cannot express how desperate her sittuation  is.  

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The reality is, they need to rush a medical expedite to get her home.  This was unforeseen, which is why I am asking for your help, for the Horton family.  Please go here for more details:   https://heartoftheyoung.org/2015/09/09/in-short/

Thank you! 

Short and to the Point

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Heartbreaking and real… So neglected, malnourished, forgotten.   
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NgxNgV5SrSk

Unlimited Potential

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Medically fragile…  Trapped inside their tiny neglected bodies, half the size they should be, and by some miracle their hearts still beat.  Bones protruding, barely surviving, unbathed, unchanged, starving slowly.

This isn’t the case for all children in orphanages across the globe but it is reality for far too many.  Have you thought about it?  Have you seen how love and care of a family can save them?

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Precious Hasya, 14 years old and the only life she had ever known was her crib.  The size of an infant at just 14 pounds.

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Now thriving and loved.  She is so beautiful…

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Little blessing, Katie.  9 years old in this photo and the size of an infant.   Starved too long.

Katie 9 years

She weighed just 10 pounds 9 ounces…

Her adoptive mama said this of Katie’s orphanage; “The children received one diaper change a day, if any, and sometimes were not changed or fed over the weekend.  Many of the children had terrible diaper rash, sometimes suffering from one raw, open wound in their whole diaper area.” (you can read more about Katie’s story here)

 Can you imagine?

But today, Katie is thriving, growing and developing into a strong and lovely young lady.

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Sweet Sophia was skin and bones, the size of a three month old when she came home.  3 years old and weighing just 10 pounds, she was slowly dying.

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Now, blossomed into this gorgeous creature!

Sophia After

It is beautiful to see the potential isn’t it?

Children like Hasya, Katie and Sophia are starved and malnourished to such a degree that suddenly feeding them too well can actually kill them as well.   So they must be hospitalized and very carefully re-introduced to nutrition while being closely monitored.  Really, I am not joking.  It is so sad isn’t it?

What about those who aren’t rescued, who aren’t listed available for adoption (as only a small percentage are listed) and never have a chance?  They fade away and become nothing more than an unmarked grave.  They become a memory for us, for those fighting to help them.  We love them, we miss them and think of what could have been.

Like precious Zoey.  She just could not hold on till her mom and dad came to get her.

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She had a few precious days with her new parents.  She felt love for the first time.  She smiled true happy smiles for the first time in her sweet life.  But her parents had to leave her behind since the government would not rush her case due to medical necessity.  I bet Zoey’s mama asked the orphanage if she could pay for formula so that Zoey could get the nutrition she so desperately needed, until they could return to get her.  But I bet she was told that they would not give it to her even if she did provide it.  I say this because this has been the case with other parents who were adopting medically fragile children in the past.  The orphanages just will not allow you to help, even if you pay.  Doesn’t make much sense to me?  They would rather let a child die, then agree to it.  Sigh  

This post especially goes out to those out there who verbally attack families who have adopted or are trying to adopt, trolls we call you.   Do you see what we are all working for here?    Please stop using your harsh words of contempt and start opening your eyes to see the real picture.  It is so much bigger.  And really, what are YOU doing to help others?   I thought so.  Maybe you should consider doing something good with your own time and energy rather than wasting it telling everyone else that their advocating or even that their loving, raising and providing for a child that needs a family isn’t good enough, or better yet, offends you.

Moving on…

Would all of you join me in praying for the families in the throes of the adoption process.  Pray for the kiddos who still wait to be chosen.  Pray for the little ones who didn’t make it, who couldn’t hold on any longer.  And for those who are already home, that they will grow, thrive and blossom into everything we know they can be.

This post is dedicated to Zoey and all the little ones in the world who are in bad situations.

I leave you with this video as food for thought.  It hit my heart so I wanted to share it.

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