I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A post about four kids, none of them mine...

My fellow Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree Warrior Stori is offering matching grants to two families who travel soon to get their children. I love Stori's heart, and she advocates for sweet Kai (who lives in the same country as Baby Girl) and my little love Suzanne 15H. Kai and Suzanne are two of my very favorite children on Reece's Rainbow...two of the ones I would be SO EXCITED if I saw that they had families coming for them.

The matching grants offered are for two families who are going to be travelling SOON to very expensive countries and need additional funds to be able to travel to get their children. One of the families just received the devastating news that the child they were planning on adopting passed away. This is very real, folks. Kids are literally dying. That family is now pursuing a blind referral. I'm sure they would appreciate your prayers as they grieve and process and move forward.

Go check out Stori's blog to get the details of the matching grants for the families who will be traveling THIS WEEK and prayerfully consider what you read there. Look at what Stori and her husband are personally offering and ask yourself if you could give something to one or both of the families.

And finally, here is a picture of my sweet Suzanne who has already been transferred to an institution. Are you her mommy or daddy? I will help you fundraise if you are!


Stori Wann said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Justine!!! It means the world to me. I am so burdened for these two families right now... and especially for their babies who are sooooo close going home!!!

Susan Godfrey said...

I've been following your adoption story here recently and I would really like to help you get closer to your adoption. I have a soft spot in my heart for Downs Syndrome kids and special needs kids. I am a Tupperware consultant and Tupperware has a very generous Fundraising program. I have recently hosted 2 of these Fundraisers for other families adopting and they have done well. I would love to host one for your family and help you get closer to what you need for your adoption.

Fundraisers Receive:

40% of the online sales totals. Tupperware will issue you one check within 2 weeks after the fundraiser closes.

Let me know if you have any questions, I'll be happy to see if I can answer them. If you would like to set up an adoption fundraiser, just email me and let's see how much we can raise for y'all!! I'll be happy to put you in touch with the other 2 families I've worked with and answer any questions you might have.

Susan Godfrey

Angela said...

My heart leaped when I saw Suzanne's picture!! I found your blog site searching online for her. We are just about to send off the application to begin our home study. God's laid two precious little ones: Suzanne and Daphne (both from 15H) on our hearts. Do you know anything else about Suzanne??!! We pray for her a lot and her picture is hung all over the house. I've never felt such love for a child that's technically not mine. I couldn't figure out how to email you. (I'm not technologically advanced:()

Justine said...

Angela!!! You just made my week!!!! I don't know any more about Suzanne, but I just love her! I also know that I will help her get home and I know 2 or 3 other people who love her (I mentioned Stori in the post, but there are one or two more.) My email address is metamorphosis12@gmail.com.