JASPER’s Last Few Days Before…

Keep praying for JASPER - he ages out on 1st Jan 2015.
Keep praying for JASPER – he ages out on 1st Jan 2015.

The precious boy we have been shouting out for this year has run out of time… he has JUST 4 DAYS till he becomes unadoptable!

BUT it is not a lost battle – JASPER has been prayed for by so many and i know the Lord has heard and the Lord has a plan for him and whatever that plan might be, we may never know about it, it will be good because the Lord will go with JASPER always!

i am sad and very disappointed. However, i must keep the faith that what we have done is not in vain. That the funds we raised for JASPER, even though it will not be used for JASPER, it will benefit another precious child.

The Lord hears our prayers so please continue to PRAY for JASPER. Pray for his future, pray for the Lord to guide his steps and provide loving people to come into his life and care for him. Pray that the Lord would provide a family for JASPER, even if it is not the conventional family we would imagine for him.

i know first hand that a family doesn’t have to be a mummy, a daddy and children. i have lived away from home and know that family is whoever loves you and will put your interests ahead of their own. Labels don’t matter that much. It is the love.

And this is the prayer i pray for JASPER, that he will know love, the love of people in his life, the love of the Lord and that he will learn to love others in return. Because love wins.

syc

Orphan of the Month for December… Angel Crafts Shop…

Jasper needs his forever family to step forward ASAP - he ages out on 1st Jan 2015.
Jasper needs his forever family to step forward ASAP – he ages out on 1st Jan 2015.

JASPER is my Orphan of the Month for November and December because he is also my Angel Tree Child for this year’s big Christmas fundraiser over at Reece’s Rainbow.

i would like to let you know that we had one order in November and raised US$15 for JASPER‘s adoption grant. This has already been put into his grant which currently stands at US$8984.05.

i am also posting lots on my advocacy page and to other groups i know, to help share JASPER‘s need for a forever family. He has only 3 weeks left before he is “unadoptable”.

You can help!

  1. Do your Christmas Shopping  Angel Crafts Shop this month and contribute to JASPER‘s adoption grant.
  2. You can PRAY for JASPER – for a family to step up for him ASAP. For his well-being and his future.
  3. You can SHARE JASPER‘s need for a forever family.

You can read more about JASPER by clicking on his picture or name. That is also where you can contribute directly to his adoption grant if you feel led to.

Thank you very much.

syc

All From Asia #17…

allfromasia11_map_20140114This is post #17 in our series highlighting families who are adopting special needs orphans from Asia. International adoptions are long, tiring and expensive affairs but these families strive on because they want to share their home with an orphan who needs it and because they know they will be blessed by the child/children they are opening their hearts to. Through these posts i hope to provide you with an opportunity to be a small part of their journey. These families truly need emotional, spiritual and financial support so please read their stories and help where you can.

Families Who Are Home:

The Anderson Family is home with Jake and Finn and all are doing well. You can follow their journey here.

The Speelman Family is home with Seth. You can follow their journey here.

Families Who Are Still On Their Journey:

The Aschoff Family will be leaving in less than 24 hours!! That’s right, they will fly on October 25th to go bring Leo home. They are still short US$3200 and are asking for YOUR HELP! Please help them meet this very last funding need! You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Fraley Family has had a setback. They have already been on this adoption journey for 2.5 years! Abby’s and Autumn’s country has just now decided that their homestudy needs to be re-done. This is costing them lots of funds and time. Please please HELP by buying from their Adoption Shop. You can contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Cassel Family will be travelling in a week’s time to bring Shawna (Hannah) home. They still need about US$5000. They are fundraising through the sale of beautiful handmade pens – check them out  here. You can contribute to their adoption grant here.

The Duvall Family is in the final stages of their journey – they are waiting for Travel Approval and they hope to travel in November. They are just US$500 shy of fully funded. Please do help them meet this last tiny bit of funding. They still have their Puzzle Fundraiser. You can also contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Maples Family has had so many roadblocks and now finally after 17 months, they are in the final stages. They are still short US$5000 and hope to travel to bring Coral (Callie) home in the second week of December. They have a T-shirt Fundraiser here. You can give directly to their adoption grants here and here. You can follow their journey here.

Laurence’s Family has completed their dossier and has received USCIS Approval. You can give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Lee Family is still waiting on LOA so they can bring Phineas and Love home. They are still in need of much funding. Please help them raise the funds they need. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Stickley Family is waiting for USCIS Approval. They have a matching grant of US$5000. When their FSP reaches, US$5246 another US$5000 will be added, which will be a great help in bringing Maddox and Amos home. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Dubbs Family has done their update of their homestudy and is now waiting for Travel Approval. They are still in need of US$28,000! They have a Stella & Dot Fundraiser here. They also have a Lifesong for Orphans Matching Grant of US$4000! They need this. To help them meet this grant, you would have to contribute to their Lifesongs’ account – see details here. You can give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The King Family has just returned with 2 adopted daughter in February and has PA (pre-approval) to re-use their dossier for Leanne who will be turning 12 in June. Their blog link and FSP will be up soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, do pray for them as they start the long international adoption process again.

The Nap Family is waiting on Travel Dates. Please pray for the trip the family will make to bring Lenny home and pray for Lenny’s heart to be ready to receive his new family. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Goodwin Family has finished their dossier and it is on the way to Elijah’s and Isaiah’s country. They hope to travel just after the new year. You can give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their updates on that same link. They also have all their fundraisers and updates on this FB page.

The Preciado Family has LID (Log-in-date) which means their dossier is in Hallie’s country’s administration system. They have the following fundraisers: Enter “Family Preciado”in the order notes when purchasing from Johari Creations and Ginger On A Mission and they will receive a percentage of the sales, for Our Visiting Orphans please designate “Preciado”and they will again receive a percentage. You can also give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Bison Family‘s dossier is OOT (Out-of-translation), which means TA will not be far behind. Do continue to pray for their family and for Lisa (Gracie) as this is a big life change for all involved. You can give towards their adoption grants here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Matthews Family has completed their homestudy and is waiting on USCIS Approval. They are still in need of funds to bring Paxton and Noah (Corbin) home. They have a wonderful Bamboletta Doll Giveaway (if you have never seen these dolls you have to – i LOVE these dolls!) – take part here. They are also a Young Living Rep – buy from them here and part of the sale goes to their adoption. You can also give directly to their adoption grant here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The O’Brien Family has the Article 5 and now they wait for court approval and issue of their boy’s passport. Please pray that there will no delays. You can give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Thomas Family‘s dossier is in Lily’s country and they have received news that it is OOT (Out-of-translation) which means they are waiting on LOA (Letter of Approval). They are still in need of funding. You can give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Bishop Family has LOA and hope to travel in January to bring Aran home. You can give towards their adoption grant here.

 2 families home! 18 families still needing your prayers, spiritual and emotional support, as well as financial support – please help. Thank you.

syc