You don't have to look far to find someone desperate for a helping hand.... Here are just a few needs I've come across in the last few days. Please pray for these families, donate, bid, support and reach out to these precious families.
HERE is a chance to help a lovely couple bring their cutie with down syndrome home from China. The Phelps family have devoted their lives to orphan care and camps for kids with special needs. They are short funds for their SEPTEMBER travel dates to bring her home. Please consider helping.
Just look at that face! It's worth chipping in $10 and skipping a lunch out, right?!
HERE is a great resource for those considering Foster Care. It's a FREE book download and is wonderfully written. Safe Harbor: A Christian's Guide to Foster Care is a booklet designed to familiarize Christians with the U.S. foster care system and the biblical call to care for orphans. Safe Harbor provides an overview of the needs of children in the foster care system, along with an explanation of the basic structure of foster care, and the process of becoming a foster parent.
HERE is a beautiful success story of what God can do through generous, willing hands. The Higsby's were fighting to bring home THREE teenagers from Ukraine, one of which was weeks away from "aging out" of the system. The cry went out Thursday night to help them raise a minimum of $8,000 needed as "ransom" for their children before time ran out. In TWO days over $22,000 was raised. Not only will this cover their ransom but with pay for the lodging, visas and plane tickets for their trip. God is good, isn't he? Wow. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers.
HERE is a great link to a fun little auction for the Seely family to raise funds to bring home their daughter, Yulia from Ukraine. Auction ends at midnight (EST) on September 10th. Here is my favorite thing so far....A close second to the vintage Ewok collection and California Raisins figures! Happy bidding :)