Layla

The other evening I was eating dinner with the four little kids, and the conversation turned to what they would do if they were in charge of the government. Keep in mind that they range in age from 8 to 13.

lil' kiddosThe answers ranged from caring for the poor, and making sure that everyone had enough food to eat and had a place to live (you can see how their past influenced their thoughts).

But the responses that most struck me were comments like, “everyone has a family”, “everyone gets adopted”, and “no one is abandoned”. I think this shows where their hearts are. They love being able to have a family. This does not mean that they don’t struggle with having been abandoned before or with the years they lived in the orphanage. But it does show how important having a family is for them. parliament-clipart-mp-list-of-LSRS

My youngest sister worries about kids who don’t have somewhere safe to sleep. My youngest brother is sad every time I have to give the answer that the little boy he prays for still isn’t adopted.

It is my greatest hope that my siblings will not only experience the love of God and enter into a new Spiritual family but will also be empowered to make a difference in other people’s lives. They have big hearts, great potential, and I believe that they will make an impact on the world around them. May we all strive to make an impact – whether we have a part in the government or not.

There are many other children awaiting adoption who have the potential to change the layla-sm-154x300world. But may never get the chance if they don’t have a family to support them and to make sure that they get the health care and education they need to succeed.

Layla is one of these kids. Though Reece’s Rainbow has no further information on her other than her HIV diagnosis and the year of her birth (2012) this does not mean that she doesn’t have hopes and dreams, likes and dislikes, and the desire to be loved.

Layla is available to be adopted by large families and older parents. http://reecesrainbow.org/121867/layla Would you please pray for her with me?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Layla. Thank you for your hand in her life. May you bring a family forward to adopt her. To help her see that she is loved and to help her reach her potential.

May her family teach her to respect others, and love all people and creatures, and to make an impact on the world. Please guide her, and those that care for her now, and those that will care for her in the future. May you be glorified through your work in their lives. May they make a difference to the people around them and to the world.

Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for the gifts that you have given each person. May we use these gifts for your glory, for the protection of others, and so that others may know of your grace.

In your name, I pray,

Amen

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Wonderful Boys

It is often harder for boys to get adopted. While this is a sad reality there are many boys who are waiting for a mum and dad. Two of my brothers are adopted and they are wonderful kids. They are great and I am so glad that I get to call them my brothers. I hope that other boys who are waiting will soon be able to be called son.

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Avery has been waiting for a while, it was almost four years ago when he was listed in 2013 with Reece’s Rainbow. Avery was born in 2004 and has HIV (the theme for today). http://reecesrainbow.org/63522/avery-2

 

 

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Henley (b. 2008) also has HIV. In addition to his HIV he is listed as having a slight mental delay. He is described as being a very quiet boy. http://reecesrainbow.org/113974/henley

 

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Dryden was born in 2010. He has HIV and possible FAS, he is also listed as having hepatomegaly with splenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen). http://reecesrainbow.org/98988/dryden

 

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Now on ‘my family found me’ page! Yay 🙂 Harrison and Henry are brothers who need to be adopted together. The older boy was born in 2011 and is listed as being healthy. His younger brother was born in 2013 and is listed as having HIV. http://reecesrainbow.org/119052/harrison-henry

 

 

Every one of these boys are ready and waiting for a family. Please pray with me that they will not have long to wait. If you feel called to do something more I encourage you to do as you are being lead! Thank you for your care and prayers.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for boys around the world. Thank You for their smiles and laughter. Thank You for their wide range of personalities and their potential to be strong, caring, kind, gentlemanly, and passionate. Thank You for the people that care for the boys who are still waiting for families. I pray that You will give them wisdom to look after them.

I pray for the families that You will bring forward who will call Harrison, Henry, Henley, Dryden, and Avery ‘son’. Please give the boys hope as they wait. May they have the medication that they need to be healthy so that they can grow to be the men that You have planned for them.

For Your glory and 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.

Juliana and Lily

Update: A family has stepped forward for Juliana and Lily!!!

Sorry this is a day late! These two beautiful little girls will hopefully make up for it.

Click the link to go to their Reece’s Rainbow page

Lily, the older of the two sisters (pictured on the left) was born in 2010, she has been diagnosed with HIV, disorder of the brain, mixed specific developmental disorders, umbilical hernia, and Anaemia. Her younger sister Juliana (pictured on the right) was born in 2012, she is also diagnosed with HIV and has a mild mental delay.

Unfortunately due to their age difference the girls are in separate orphanages in different towns. Thankfully they are still in the same region though! This way the family that adopts them will only have to have one court. Despite them being in different regions they do need to be adopted together.

Will you please pray with me that these two little ladies will have a family soon?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Lily and Juliana. Thank you for their beautiful smiles. I pray that You will help them to be able to see the beautiful things in the world and will keep on smiling.

Lord, please bring a family forward for these girls so that they can be together again as sisters should be. Please help them to be able to have the medication that they need so that they can stay healthy and live long amazing lives. I also pray that the family that You are calling for them will help them to learn and grow into wonderful women.

Thank you for them and for those that care for them. May Your blessings be upon them and may You be glorified by their lives!

In Your name I pray,

Amen

Nevan

link to Nevan’s Reece’s Rainbow page

Nevan was eight when he was first listed with Reece’s rainbow; he was described as cheerful, welcoming, friendly, playful, active, confident, respectful, and obedient.What a big list for one little boy! Nevan was also said to adapt well. Nevan lives in a country in Africa and has HIV. Could you join me in praying for this wonderful little guy?

Dear Lord,

thank you for Nevan. Thank you for those that care for him. I pray that they will have the wisdom to look after and lead the children under their care into a bright future. I also pray that there will be sufficient funds for the medication that Nevan needs to be supplied, and also the medication that is needed for the other children that he lives with.

Please, Lord, bring forward a family to open their arms to this child, to love him and raise him up to be a strong man of You. A man who will help others and be a light for those around him.

For Your glory and Your kingdom,

Amen.