Saturday, June 22, 2013

They Need YOU!

He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Luke 10:2
The Laborers are so few but the harvest sure is plentiful. Friends, this is an orphanage in the country we are adopting from in Eastern Europe. This is reality. How is God asking YOU to serve? We were given permission to share this. I pray that it moves your heart to action. This was taken just recently by another family adopting. I was given permission to share this.

"Friends, this is the reality of life for these children. What will stand out to you about this video is ... nothing. The children do nothing. They sit in the shed all day, and if any of them tries to do anything to relieve their boredom, they are scolded. If you watch all the way through (5 minutes), you will see Fabio at the end. He had put his toy car in the wheelchair and pushed it across the yard. He was told to stop, so he's trying to get the wheelchair out of the grass. Fabio is one of the few children who still attempts to play."
Please take note that children are calling for "Mama" and one little guys is tied to the railing. If you can not adopt there are so many things you can do to help. These children need prayer warriors. They need advocates. They need families. The families that are adopting them need financial donations to help get these babies home. There IS work that you can do. Many of the children on Reece's Rainbow have people that spend countless hours doing fundraisers for their Grants to encourage families to adopt them. They write blogs about these children and share, share, share. They need people to be their voice. If you can't adopt them you can advocate for them!

Please, help be the Hands and Feet of our Savior! 

Here you will find ways YOU can help!

Here you will find the profile of three newly listed babes that need YOU! 


Boy, born August 2010
Achondroplasia with anostosis of long bones and musculoskeletal system malformation

What a handsome boy Finn is!   Such serious eyes.


Boy, born July 2006
Spina bifida (post operative) and hydrocephalus (post operative)

Gaspar can stand with support, and is currently being trained to walk. His caregivers believe that there is a good chance for him to walk in the future, maybe just with crutches. He does not have bowel/bladder control, but knows when he goes. He is a sweet boy with a great personality. He is waiting for his forever family to help him be the best that he can be!

Ava and Mia

Sisters age 5 and 3
Gorgeous girls!

The older girl has a malformation in her hip. She walks, she runs, but she does have a noticeable limp.
The younger girl has been diagnosed as having ‘small eyes’. Some children with this problem are blind but she can see. She runs and plays and a casual observer would not think that she has a vision problem. But, up close you can see her turning her head to the side and really concentrating when she wants to see something.

Living In His Mercy,


Friday, June 21, 2013

Where Would God Have You Go?

My words are cheap. They mean very little. Therefore, I will not waste yours or my time by speaking my words but His...

Peace be with you.

Luke 10

  1Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.2And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.3“Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.4“Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.5“Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’6“If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.7“Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.8“Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you;9and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’10“But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,11‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’12“I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
    13“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.14“But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.15“And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!
    16“The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”
The Happy Results
    17The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”18And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.19“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.20“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”
    21At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.22“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
    23Turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,24for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.
    25And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”26And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?”27And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”28And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE.”29But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
The Good Samaritan
    30Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.31“And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.32“Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.33“But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion,34and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.35“On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’36“Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?37And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”
Martha and Mary
    38Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.39She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.40But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”41But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

We Have an Announcement

Today is a special day for us. 

Today we made everything super official. 

We took the big step. 


Bought her first outfits!



Who is *her*?

The Lord has said go, we are going.
Where are we going?

For her.

Who is she?

Number 6.
Yes, you read right. Number 6. We will no longer be a 5 child home.
6 will be our new number.
I like 6.
Of course, I like 12 too.
 >>feel free to insert my cheesy grin here<<

Oh how this makes me long to hold her. To tell her that I'm her Mama. I can see her walking around with the rest of the crew playing in these dresses. They aren't just dresses, they're the first item in this home that is all for *her*. They will be tucked neatly into *her* drawer. Waiting just for *her*.

She is my baby. If the unthinkable happens, I will be crushed as if loosing my baby. Hook, line, and sinker; I am hooked. Her face brings me the same joy I felt when I looked into the face of each of my children for the first time. I can honestly tell you that I did not know if I would be attached to a child we were adopting the same as when I was pregnant or if I would grow to love them in that same way. I wondered. I prayed. I have looked at hundreds of photolistings. I'm sure the majority of international adopters do. My heart melted for many. I cried for some. I love them all. My heart has a place that is long and wide for the orphans of this world.

But when I saw *her*. Oh, when I saw her. There are no words. My stomach felt nervous. My heart felt joyful. I *had* to know more about her. Where is she? 

We were looking for a little *boy* with Down Syndrome.

*She* doesn't have Down Syndrome but a different special need. 

She's in Eastern Europe! Oh no, That would be way to hard! The country requires longer travel.

No. She couldn't be the one He has for us. 


God is she the one you would have us bring home? 


She was already being pursued by another couple. 

I cried.

How could I feel so attached. How silly I'm being.  Get a grip Melissa, she isn't *your* child. You should be happy that she will be adopted soon.

Let's pursue a different country. The worker at the agency for that country says we're a perfect match and it would be easy travel. 

Ok Lord. You have a babe for us elsewhere.

Application done and pre-approval ready.


I have an email. 

The other family can't commit to her, do we want her?


We're coming number six, we're coming.