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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!

Another One?

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“Another one?  Not another annoying auction post, I’m so tired of those.”

“Another fundraiser?”

“Another blurb talking about yet another family that needs help?”

“Is she really trying to tell me again about “the children”?”

“Keep scrolling, don’t comment, don’t click “like”, pretend you didn’t see it.”

“Never ask her about what she does, and don’t try to engage her – she might bring it up!”

“The stuff she says or writes about can’t be true anyway so who cares.”

“It’s too sad, I don’t want to know.”

“Omg, if I have to read the words “orphans” or “foster care” or “child abuse” one more time!”  

“Seriously, another obnoxious post about orphans – I’m so tired of seeing these.” (clicks unfollow) 

Yes, these are all realities in my world friends. 

For me it’s, another uncomfortable conversation ending with a canned “oh that’s nice” and a quick subject change.

Another friend who choose to unfriend/unfollow me because of my “agenda”- and another, and another.

Yes, I very much understand how uncomfortable and heavy this subject is.  I understand that for many it’s almost too much to bear. So it seems easier to look the other way and try to forget. 

I understand that you might not be sure how you should react when you learn about what I do.

I get it, I do.  But at the very least, try to understand why I do this.  Why I care about helping families, who are stepping out in faith, and helping them fund their adoptions.  Why I advocate for the orphans, the abused, the forgotten, the at risk.

Look this precious child.  The eerie similarity to a holocaust victim is chilling.  This is a child, living and breathing.  Starved and bedridden, barely touched or moved so her body is stuck and atrophied.  Her caregivers would say it’s her condition that makes her look this way, unwilling to admit it’s cause is purely neglect.  

And what about 10 year old, S?

Left laying in a bed for his entire life, body growing into the twisted emmaciated frame you see here.  The size of a toddler. 

 Pure neglect and abuse.  Yet he smiles with the roughest most unfeeling touch because it’s all he can get.  
Click to see a video of little “S”.  The transformation that I’ve personally seen in children like this is astounding!  Love and nourishment can do so much.

Remember Hope?  I advocated for her family a while back.  Just wait for the update on her!  She’s amazing!

If you’re still with me here, thank you- for at least trying to understand. This isn’t about an “agenda”, it’s about lives.

What these kids endure is unimaginable.  For the most innocent treasures to be treated so terribly is a travesty.  It just simply should not be.  But it is reality.

Please check out the links below for more information.

The Gagnon family

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Orphanage and foster care realities:  http://www.ransomforisrael.com/adoption-the-today-and-the-tomorrows/

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A little translation to assist in your reading of this:  Teacher = caregiver & care homes = orphanage.

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Missing children 

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The truth about institutions

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:
The Abolitionists

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

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