Saturday, May 31, 2014

URGENT!!!! Prayers for Adam

UPDATE: Jesus took Adam home last night. 5/31/14

Adam has been home from his orphanage in Pleven Bulgaria for almost a year. He has not been doing well lately and they expect he will be meeting Jesus very soon. He suffered so much damage while in the baby house that there is not even enough medical care to help him in America. This is what someone posted on the Help the Mitchel Family Prepare for Adam to Meet Jesus event facebook page.
"Adam has been home almost a year from Pleven Orphanage, but the damage done by the years of neglect was too much for even US medical care to repair. So after so little time with him, his parents are already having to say goodbye. He has had surgery after surgery and I hate watching them try to figure out how to pay for his burial while trying to keep his pain under control during his last few days left on earth. He will meet Jesus soon and His pain will be gone, but their broken hearts are going to remain. I will update with how much has been raised and what is still needed regularly. Money will go directly to their PayPal to be used for the funeral. $6,000 will cover the cost of the Funeral, Burial, and a Headstone for this precious angel. Donations can be made to their PayPal address, which is: grumpyjax@yahoo.com"

and this was posted 4 hours before 10:00 PM Pacific Time

"Adam is probably going to meet Jesus in just a few hours. . . Everyone's hearts are breaking watching him suffer and my heart breaks watching my friend lose her baby boy. . . For him that will be the relief of his suffering, but his family is going to be left grieving and trying to pick up the pieces. Can we help them tonight to get this funeral ready? We are nearing $1,000, let's ease the only burden we can for them right now."

Please go to this event page on Facebook and do what you can to help. Please. Please help them out. Prayers, donations anything helps.


 Help this poor child and his family.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

All I Wanted For Mother's Day was a Mommy

This is my really late mother's day post. It is a week after Mother's day and I am finally getting around to this post. Between school, work, family, church and prom I finally have time. 

Not only are the orphans wanting a mommy for mothers day but the foster kids or the orphans that have a mommy coming for them but don't know it. 

Rita. All Rita knows is her crib. For seven years, she only has known that crib. Rita doesn't even know the meaning of having a mommy. We need to show her what mommies do for tummy aches and stinky diapers, nightmares and bad days. There is someone out there that can show Rita just that. 

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Her smile brightens the room! The dark room filled with cribs of other kids just like her.

Ruslan. Ruslan as been waiting for over eleven years. He doesn't know what it is like to get a good night kiss from a mommy or have her tuck him into bed and pray with him. He doesn't know what yummy food a mommy can make. Ruslan has a mommy out there somewhere that can do all those things and more. We just need to help him find her!!!

  












This is what he will do when he finds out he has a mommy coming for him.

Nevaeh. Nevaeh is a four year old girl. She has probably never experienced a mother's love.  This is what her RR profile says from someone who met her earlier this year "She needs out! She is skeletal and looks to be in very poor condition. Neveah just cries and cries if you get near her. Also, she appeared to be heavily sedated. She had a toy tied to her wrist/hand, and her hands were bound to not scratch herself." This is heart breaking. A mommy needs to break her out ASAP. And give her the love she deserves!!!
 
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Collier. Collier is a fourteen year old boy who is in many ways like a toddler or a preschooler. Imagine what a loving mommy could do for him. He ages out in October of 2015. I, an almost seventeen year old, am having a hard time trying to imagine being like a toddler in many ways. Collier is only 2 years younger than me! A mommy needs to break him out before it is too late!!!

 

I hope and pray that each of these kiddos will at least have a mama on the way by next Mother's day!

Foster kids here in America (everywhere actually) probably have a hard time with this holiday too. They may get to see their mom or dad every once in a while but they may not get to spend time with them on these holidays. All the classrooms do crafts for mothers day but what if they don't have a mommy to give it to? I think older foster kids who knew their parents longer have a much harder time with things like this. 

If you are blessed like me to work with foster kids, give them extra love as they are going though tougher things than many of us have ever experienced. Show them that they really do matter. That they really are loved. That they mean a lot to you. Hug them this week. You may not realize how much they really need it.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Resurrection Day!!!!

Roughly 2000 years ago, a man died on a cross along with 2 thieves. And then three days later he rose from the dead. I'm sure you all know this story, but for some reason this one affected me differently than the past 16 Easter's. I don't know why and I may not ever know why.

Throughout this Holy day, God gave me many reminders of what today was. It's almost like the whole day was opening Resurrection eggs (well we did do that in Children's church but that's be sides the point).

This morning on our way to church driving up the same road we drive up several times a week, we saw a car with the license plate that said "3 NAILS". I have lived in this state for my whole life. Lived in this city for 10+ years and I have never seen that license plate before.

Tonight at dinner, we did a toast and my grandpa raised his wine glass and I raised what I had in my hand which was bread. That reminded me of communion, the blood and the body, the bread and the wine.

Tonight as we drove home from my grandparents house and I watched the sun set. It was so beautiful. I thought "what a beautiful ending to such a beautiful Easter day." It reminded me that Jesus was now in heaven and painted the sky beautifully tonight. He ascended into heaven to be with His father.

I love that God showed me all of these meaningful things on such a meaningful day. This year I saw and felt the real meaning of this Easter Sunday.

Luke 24

I will leave you with this link and some song  lyrics.

Glorious Day by Casting Crowns (with lyrics but I'm also posting the lyrics in case you don't wanna listen to it)
http://m.youtube.com/results?q=glorious%20day%20casting%20crowns&sm=1

This morning I had this song stuck in my head. I was hoping we would sing it in church this morning and we did! I was so happy!

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

[Chorus:]
Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

[Chorus]

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

[Chorus]

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine

[Chorus]

Glorious day, Oh, Glorious day

Hope you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day!!!!!




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy National Siblings Day!!!!



In honor of National Siblings day I figured it would be  appropriate to share one set of Siblings from RR. But why only share one when I can share them all!!!! Tonight I'm going to share all the siblings in the Other Angel Siblings category. Maybe you or someone you know will adopt a set of siblings!!!

Lord, Please give all of these wonderful blessings families to love them!

Please scroll all the way to the bottom!!!

 Clayton and Caleb
Twin boys. August 2010

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William and Tommy




Brody and Auggie
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Auggie

Bert and Ernie
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Twins: Nadia and Nancy  HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!
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Sawyer and Finn 

Brothers (4)

Jasper and Jasmin  Boy/Girl Twins
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Trisha and Tyler
Trisha & brother

Molly and Marcey
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Marcey

Lucy and Linus
Linus and Lucy

Mason and Madison

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Hunter, Forest, and Ridge
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Eva and Ella
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Jack and Jill
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Gracie and George


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George and Martha
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Samantha and Kristina  HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!



Monday, April 7, 2014

Samson

Samson went from being chunky with rosy red cheeks to being skin and bones with such pale, pasty white skin in just two short years. He went from eating normally to having to eat by a n-g tube. Sadly his mommy hasn't found him yet.

Samson at under 1 year:
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So cute and with such pinchable cheeks.

Samson between ages 1 and 2:




Samson Aug 2013
So skinny and frail, needing a mommy to love him and get his pinchable cheeks back.

Samson, present:
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With the NG tube and wanting a mommy to come rescue him ASAP.

Samson has condition after perinatal asphyxia; respiratory distress syndrome; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; neonatal infection; seizure syndrome; averagely large ASD (atrial septal defect) type 2; significantly delayed development.

He may have a scary list of diagnosis' but he still needs to be loved. If he recieved the right medical care and a whole lot of TLC he would have those chubby, rosy pink cheeks back. Please mama look at his pictures and go rescue your son.

Samson your family is out there. Hang in there little buddy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

misc. updates

I've been so busy lately that I've had no time to blog! So many good things have happened!!!

Greta has moved to the My Family Found Me page. Along with Evan and Janna

Nothing makes me happier than knowing that orphans are going to be loved.

I'm so backed up on sharing 100 programs this year. I plan to get going on that again really soon.

I have applied to go to a leadership conference this summer and I should hear if I've been chosen this month some time. Please pray that I get chosen.

I am part of the team raising money ($10,000 by June 1) for the orphans in Ukraine fighting atrophy with massage. So far I have only raised $40. I'd appreciate it if you feel led by the Lord to donate, you can donate here. Thanks so much!!!!!!

My cousin Taylor with CP turned 18 years old yesterday. She was due July 20, 1996 ams was born via emergency c-section on April 5, 1996. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAY!!!!!!

Stay tuned for posts on specific children in need of families.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Salome

He did it. 

God did it. 

God did what we thought was impossible.

 Salome

God gave her a family.

She is going to be rescued.

She is going to be loved.

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She no longer will have to bang her head on the rails of her crib.

Salome, those days will soon be over. 

Salome, your family is coming for you. 

Four days after her 16 th birthday, we found out the news.

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March 17, Saint Patricks day. 

At 8:00pm I found out that God answered my prayers. 

With God,  all things are possible.

Thank you God!!!!