Thank You So Much…New Target…

i would be greatly remiss to not say a huge THANK YOU to the very Generous Donors who contributed to Wesley‘s adoption grant on Thursday, 15th November.

If you had read my last post, it talked about me being ill and not being able to write for Nano. Well, what it didn’t say was that being ill also stopped me from going to my ladies’ bible study where i had hoped to hand out little cards asking people to take part in the Precious One Giveaway for Wesley. i had fifty cards prepared… that’s right 50! i had also hoped to hand out the cards at another ladies’ event tomorrow, but again, being still ill, i can’t be there. And the stack of cards is sitting on my table now, staring back at me.

There is an old Chinese saying:

人 算不如天算

which generally conveys the idea that we should leave it to God. (Literal translation: People count not like God count)

Wesley thanks his generous donors for growing his fund to US$495.50. Let’s make it to the US$1000 mark!

Here i was preparing this, that and the other so that i can get people to contribute to Wesley‘s adoption grant. But God had other plans. i fell ill and had to depend on Him. And He showed what a wonderful God He is!

i decided (more God-inspired, i would say) that i needed to do personal appeal letters to my friends as we had only 2 contributions after more than 2 weeks. Maybe people were not seeing my posts.

i wrote the letters while feeling ill and sent them out while ill, praying that God will just show me the right people to send the letter to. All it took was 3 hours for God to raise US$225 for Wesley‘s fund. (It may have been faster but i checked the fund total 3 hours after i sent the letters.)

The donors did not write back to say they have donated. No one wrote back to tell me, even after i sent another letter asking them to let me know who they are so i can put them in the draw. So to those wonderful ladies (i sent to only ladies that day) who donated on 15th November, THANK YOU once again.

So this gives Wesley US$495.50 in his fund! That’s only US$4.50 away from the target we started with at the end of October.

Now i have become bold, encouraged by such generosity. My new target is to get Wesley‘s fund over the US$1000 mark. Yep, in 17 days, i hope and pray that we would be able to raise US$504.50. more for Wesley.

Please do consider donating to Wesley‘s adoption fund. Click here to find out more about the Precious One Giveaway. Click here or on his picture/name to go to Wesley‘s profile page to donate.

Please partner with me, help me to spread the word about Wesley and this Giveaway. i will be sending out a second appeal letter various other people (it maybe you…) and praying God moves their hearts to help Wesley grow his fund.

Do continue to pray for Wesley; his daily needs and for his forever family to find him.

Thank you so much.

syc

Small Comforts…

Today i have been fighting a bug, trying to keep illness at bay. i would have like to just curl up in bed and nurse my body back to full health but there were things that needed to be done. There is a birthday next week which needs a present, the sink needs to be pumped, the chrome surfaces need cleaning. The Husband is away and the Boy needs to be fed and homework needs to be supervised. How i wish i were a little girl again and had my mummy to take care of me; to make me my comfort foods and make sure i took my meds and got enough rest, to kiss me and hug me and make me feel better.

Help Wesley grow his adoption grant. Share his story so his forever family can find him.

Then i think about Wesley – does he get to experience such small comforts as having someone love on him when he is not feeling well? Is there someone who will kiss and make it all better when he falls down? Will someone be there to help him understand when the world is cruel to him, just because of the way he looks? Does someone stand up for him when people make fun of his vision problems?

Yes, his orphanage may be one of the better ones but nothing beats having your own family, a mummy and daddy whom you can call yours and not share with a hundred other kids; parents whom you know will always be there for you and love you simply because you are you, brothers and sisters who will stand up for you and help you along.

Finding Wesley is family is the main reason for me to host the Precious One Giveaway.

Lots of funds are needed to take an adoption from beginning to end. i wish to lessen the burden of Wesley‘s future family by raising his adoption grant as much as i can.

Even though people having been reading about the Precious One Giveaway, only two contributions have been made. i was discouraged for a while but now i choose to believe that people came by and now they know about Wesley, maybe they are praying for Wesley, maybe they will share his story and somehow his forever family will hear about him and come for him.

i am comforted to have comrades in this effort and i would like to feature one of them today… Pamela from SavingHisSparrows

She featured both Wesley and Heath on her blog as we were invited to Emmitt‘s (the child she advocates for) virtual birthday party. My favourite line from her post is:

Imagine what it would mean to him to find out that he is loved and valued for who he is…
That he will always have a home…
That his parents and siblings love to have him around…
And can’t imagine life without him in it!
He’s waiting for that love and assurance!
Waiting for a family to choose him!
Please hop over and have a read of the whole post here.
So please help Wesley grow his adoption grant, share his story so that a family might come for him. Take part in the Precious One Giveaway here.
Do continue to pray for Wesley, Heath and Emmitt. Click on their names to go to their profile pages.
syc

Wesley Wednesday #02…

So this is my second post for Wesley Wednesdays…

Wesley has such a gentle spirit, even in his difficult situation. He needs a family who will help nurture that wonderful kind spirit within him.

In case, you are new to this blog or haven’t read about Wesley. Wesley is an orphan who lives in Asia. My son and i pray for him everyday; we pray for his daily needs and most importantly, we pray for a family for him. Wesley‘s family had to leave him – we don’t know why but it likely had something to do with his medical condition; Wesley has albinism and related vision problems.

Besides praying and sharing his story, we are also helping to grow his adoption grant. Wesley‘s best chances for a loving family who have the ability care for him and the heart to love him just as he is likely lies outside his home country. So that means an international adoption, which are known to be very very expensive, anywhere from US$20,000 to US$45,000. It’s crazy, isn’t it? That trying to bring an orphan into a loving family, which every child deserves, can costs so very much.

Many ask why they should contribute to Wesley‘s grant. My answer is borrowed from a couple who is on a journey to bring home a 12-year boy from Eastern Europe. (Wesley is also 12 years-old). So i quote Tania from 1,000 Loving Jack:

The magnitude of his needs are so much greater than ours.

Now some people might think that this is helping orphans business is not for me. It is not my business. But here again i quote Tania:

If we didn’t step forward and make this commitment to save him, then who was?

She and her husband are bravely stepping forward and adopting Jack. Not everyone is called to adopt. But we are all called to help the needy.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

i am asking for your help here; to help Wesley to grow his adoption grant so that a lack of funds would not be the reason that his forever family can not reach him. i have a special giveaway for Wesley, running from now till December 3rd. You get a chance to be entered into a draw for some lovely items while helping a little boy who is unable to do anything to change his situation for himself. Please click here to go to the Precious One Giveaway for Wesley.

You can also click on Wesley‘s name or picture to learn more about his story.

There are other ways you can help Wesley; you can pray for him, for his daily needs, for his forever family to find him. You can also share his story far and wide so that the chances of his forever family finding him would increase. Sharing his story and my giveaway would also give you a free entry into the draw.

Thank you so much.

syc

P.S.: Please go here to follow Tania’s and her husband’s adoption journey: Q & A Session « 1,000 Loving Jack.