Tracy and Bart

Tracy and Bart are two teens who are waiting for a family. They need to be adopted together!!! Tracy is the older of the two, she was born in 2002 and is medically healthy. Tracy is described as a good student and she loves to be creative. She enjoys art, sewing, singing and dance.

Bart is only one year younger than his sister, he was born in 2003. The only medical issue that was listed on Reece’s Rainbow is a cleft lip. He is said to like playing games and enjoys soccer. The biggest challenge for them to get adopted is their age. Unfortunately they are very close to aging out of the system Would you pray with me that they will have a family to call their own?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Tracy and Bart. I thank you that You care for them. I pray that You will bring a family forward to adopt them. Their time is running out and I know that You do things in Your timing. I pray that they will experience the love of a family and will come to know You.

Thank you for their friends and for those that care for them. I pray that they will be examples of Your power, love, and grace. May You be known in their lives.

I pray for the family that You will call to be their parents. Please prepare their hearts and minds. Please grant them the patience and the strength to stand beside Tracy and Bart as they go through the hard transition and learn what it means to be in a family.

Thank you that You are the Father to the fatherless and that You stand for the oppressed and the weak. May we all endeavor to be like You. To love and to care and to be the voice of the voiceless.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray.

Amen

http://reecesrainbow.org/103308/tracy-bart

Lucia

This beautiful little girl is Lucia, she was born in 2010 and was listed in 2015. Reece’s Rainbow states her medical conditions as ‘localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures, unspecified mental delays, myopia after stroke syndrome, and lack of coordination of muscle movements.’ She is described as being friendly and sweet. Would you pray with me for a family to adopt her?

http://reecesrainbow.org/93566/lucia

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Lucia. I pray that You will bring forward a family for her. I hope that she will not have too much longer to wait. Please be with her new family as help her through tough medical times and rejoice with her in the joyful times.

I pray that she will be a light in the lives of the people she is around. I pray that You will shine through her.

Lord, You have brought Your children into a family relationship with each other. Please help us, as Your children, to show the love of a family to others. May we not be selfish in our love but graciously give as You give Your love to us.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray,

Amen.

 

Hadden and Hadley

I have two beautiful boys to show you today! Hadden and Hadley were born in 2009 – which means that they will turn eight this year. Both twins have hearing impairments and have $320 gifted to them on Reece’s Rainbow. http://reecesrainbow.org/82877/hadden-and-hadley

It is sad to note that they were listed for adoption in 2014 and have yet to have a family. Would you pray with me that a family will come forward soon to welcome them as sons?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Hadden and Hadley. Thank you that both boys are wonderfully created. I pray that You will call forward a family to welcome them. A family to call them sons. I pray that this family will help the boys to be confident in who they are and know that they can be successful. I pray that the family will help them with their hearing impairments and help the boys not to feel excluded but to be included in life and all that it offers.

Please bless the boys with peace and hope and let them know that You care for them and love them. I pray that those that care for Hadden and Hadley will be wise in their decisions and will be a blessing for all those that they care for.

May Your mighty and loving hand be seen in these children’s lives. May You be glorified through what You do. Thank you for them and for all the children that are now sons and daughters.

To You be the glory forever,

Amen.

Adrianna & Adrian

Sorry about not writing last week. It has been pretty hectic at my house. My Nana had a stroke and passed away this last week and it has been hard on everyone, especially as she lived on the other side of the planet and there is no way for our family to be able to travel to go to her funeral or see the rest of our family who also lives there.

But that’s enough about that – let’s talk about life. Life is something that is beautiful and needs to be cherished. The two beautiful siblings that I am going to pray about today are so deserving of life – just as every child is. A life of hope, family, and love.

adrianna-225x300Adrianna, an adorable little girl who was born in 2012. She has mild autism and it is said that she talks and understands what others are saying. She is also said to communicate well. Along with her brother Adrian (born 2013) who also has autism she will be available for adoption in the fall.

Will you pray with me that they will not have to wait long for a family to call their own. A family that will give them a chance of life.

http://reecesrainbow.org/116441/adrianadrianna

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Dear Lord,

Thank you for Adrian and his sister. I pray that You will be with them as they await adoption. Please prepare their hearts for a family. It is hard and scary to have to learn what it means to be in a family. I pray that You will bless them and the family that You will call forward with peace and strength when going through the tough transition.

I pray that they will experience this transition and will receive the hope that a family brings. I pray that they will feel safe in their family and will have the structure and understanding that they need to be amazing.

Thank You for their lives and for the lives of the people who care for them. Please bless them and show Your great love to them. May they know Your name and grace.

For You and for Your kingdom I pray,

Amen.

Bruce

Update: Bruce has a family who has committed to adopt him! Thank the Lord 🙂

 

This is Bruce! He is an adorable three year old little boy with HIV and Hep C on his file. Blessedly, this video is from last month. It is always a great joy to be able to see pictures or videos of children who are waiting for adoption that are really recent. On Reece’s Rainbow he has $1,536 donated to help pay for some of the fees of his adoption. Bruce’s R.R. page.

Please join with me in praying for this little guy.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Bruce. Thank you for his adorable little smile. Please help him to continue to smile and to brighten up the world around him. Lord, I pray that You will call a family forward for him. Please bring them quickly so that he can grow up with a family from a younger age. That as he learns and grows he has a family with him, helping him and supporting him.

Thank you for those that look after him as he awaits adoption. Please give them knowledge of how to help him and the others that they look after. I pray also for his friends and the others that he lives with. Please give them hope and life. Please bring families for them as well.

Every child deserves a family. I pray that you will strengthen people around the world to follow Your will and adopt children. To give them a hope for a future. I pray that these families will act under Your guidance and direction and that they will raise up the children with Your love.

I pray this in Your name,

Amen.

Remember to Celebrate!!!

 

Yay! It is always a good time to celebrate when a child comes home. So far this year twelve children who were listen on Reece’s Rainbow have been welcomed into families and are now home with them. They are now sons and daughters!!!

It can be easy to get lost in the overwhelming numbers of children still waiting for families but seeing those that have come home gives cause to celebrate and reminds all of us advocating and praying that there is hope. Every child counts and every child that comes home has a new life before them.

Anna Mae, Amos, Daisy, Lee, Lanikai, Audrey, Violet, Domenic, Naomi, Ryan, Dex, and Linny all have new names, new identities, and a new hope for the future.They have a new country to call home along with their birth countries of China, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Another country to love, another place that will shape them into who they will be in the future.

This doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy. Oh no! The hard work has just begun. The kids and the families have to learn what their new “normal” is. There will be tears, there will be fits, there will be bruises, and there will be times in which everyone will not know if they can go on.

But! That’s not the whole story. There will also be, hugs, kisses, laughs, and some amazing memories that are made. After a child is adopted prayer is so vitally important. Will you pray with me?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for every single one of these children who have come home in the last month. I pray that many more children will be welcomed into families this year. Please make this year an amazing year where you show Your mighty hand in families’ lives. Bringing families together from across the globe.

As the new families learn new things about each other everyday and transverse the rocky road of being an adopted family I pray that You will infuse joy into their homes. Please give them patience for when times are tough. Please help them to see the small moments of calm and peace among the storm. Help them to see the growth that happens everyday and enjoy the small moments.

I pray that You will use these families to influence others and help them see what adoption is. And that by watching others will also see how You have acted in our lives. How You have adopted us. How You chose us and loved us.

Thank you for these families and thank you for my family. For my biological siblings and my adopted siblings and my siblings made through the sacrifice of Christ.

For Your glory and Your kingdom!

Amen.

Gunther

Gunther started his life off in a hard way. At approximately three days old this little guy was found abandoned and brought to an orphanage (2011), shortly after he received surgery for  his anal atresia.Gunther was also diagnosed with a congenital heart defect but he has not received any surgery, medicine, or treatment for it and the orphanage that he is at has considered to have healed itself.

Gunther also does not receive treatment for his scoliosis but he can still walk, run, and dance! It is also said that he likes to play with other kids. This adorable little boy also has a scar on his face from treatment for a hemangioma. It is reported that Gunther has normal intelligence, though, he has been described as being clever.gunther-joh1-248x300

Gunther has a page on Reece’s Rainbow and I would love it if you would join me in praying for him. http://reecesrainbow.org/100715/gunther

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Gunther. Thank you for his smile. Thank you for creating him in Your image. I pray that You will bring forward a family who will love him and support him. That this family will help him to get any medical treatment that he requires.

Please look after Gunther as he waits for a family. Please keep the smile on his face despite the hardships that he may face. Please use him to shine a light in many people’s lives. Please use him to bless others. I pray that You will be known through the awesome works that You will do in his life.

I pray for Your protection and blessing over this wonderful boy,

In Your name I pray,

Amen.