Day 30: Gemma for the Brown Family… Forty to Forever…

Today at Forty to Forever it is all about the Brown family who are working hard to bring Gemma home. She is 5 years old but the size of a 12-month old baby. She has been through so very much and really needs to be home asap. Please go over and help where you can.
Today’s Lent Devotion talks about not flaunting… nope, not talking about flaunting wealth or beauty (although you shouldn’t) but about flaunting suffering… yep there are times we all have done it… admit it… it’s ugly but true… so go have a read, be encouraged and put a smile on your face despite of it all… syc

Forty Days to Forever

Our Goal is to raise $400 for Gemma… $159 to go! 


Paul and Maria have been married for seven years. Before Paul and Maria married, they discussed one day adopting or becoming foster parents.  The “plan” was to have all their biological children first, but God interjected.  After having two of their own children, they discovered Reece’s Rainbow. Initially they doubted that they could undertake special needs adoption, with their two young children, a 5 year old and 2 year old, keeping them busy. Paul and Maria were inclined to wait, but seeing the experiences of the other families, God changed their hearts and adopting a child with special needs became a possibility.

By January 2012, Paul and Maria, carrying the conviction that adoption may be the next direction for their family, started their homestudy without a specific child identified. Both agreed that if God desired this to work…

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