Friday, December 21, 2012

A Special Post

Bloggy friends,  

We are sharing our story and linking up to  A Place Called Simplicity (click on the name) so that we share the joy of our Father calling those to help get children who are being adopted HOME with their families.

 Answering His call to do this, as a body of Christ. As He calls us to do. 

So we are answering questions pertaining to our girl and ourselves and EXCITED to see how God uses people to meet the need:) 

1.   Tell us a bit about the child you are adopting - including this treasure's age and name {Please post a picture if allowed.}

Phoebe Kai Yandrea  will be 9 on March 20th. That's her over there----- with that adorable look on her face. We are IN LOVE.

2.  Is the child you are adopting considered "Special Needs"? 

 Yes, Phoebe has albinism which means she was born with a lack of pigmentation of her skin, hair and eyes. She has white hair, blue eyes, and low vision, poor depth perception and nystagmus.

3.  What country or geographic area are you adopting from? 

CHINA again:)

4.   Have you adopted before? 

2006 Adopted our first girl, age 3, SN from China, 2009 adopted our second girl 13, SN from China, found out she had 2 bio brothers--- so in 2010 adopted the brothers, age 14 and 15 from China, accepted a child from disruption this year (Chinese) age 15 and adopting Phoebe. Have 5 homegrown sons 1 homegrown girl and an angel baby boy. Yep, she's #13:) Lovin' our big family.

5.   How close to travel are you?

Arranging travel for Jan 11, 2013 got TRAVEL 


 December 21!!! 

6.   Do you attend church regularly?

  Yes, we all do. 

 If so, what type of church is it?

McConnellstown Church of the Nazarene 

7.    Do you tithe with each pay {at least the scriptural standard of 10%}?


8.  This week, did you participate in any way with the day of Praise, Prayer by giving praise on the link and then posting your request? 

Yes and fasted too:) 

9.  Have you read the entire Deadbeat Dad series? Yes, totally loved it- so true

{Yes or No}  Please read it in full, so you can better understand the heart of God for stewarding the money He has graciously gifted us with. 
It is a four part series and can be found here:  Part 1Part 2, Part 3Part 4

10. How did you hear about this Link up we are having?

2 bloggy friends who know our need for funds emailed me before I got a chance to read your blog, (which I do regularly)

11.  Is there anything, briefly, that you would like to share with our orphan-lovin', God-honorin', Jesus worshippin' bloggy friends reading this?

We are honored to love these orphans, make them our sons and daughters--they are such a  blessing. We share as much as we possibly can to help educate people adopting older, we have done respites, we feel called to help people navigate the rough waters older child adoption can be because these children are treasures, they deserve to have families. We are deeply thankful for any and ALL help and praise HIM for giving us the gift to parent these wonderful, special kiddos. 

Finally, understanding that each gift received through this "Response Time" has been entrusted generously for our use from our loving Father, we promise, in the unlikely event that we would be unable to or decide not to adopt the children we are advocating for, we promise to return all of the money gifted to us as a result of this link to International Voice of the Orphan so they can, at their discretion, give to other families currently adopting.      

{Please place your initials on the line.} 
Yes, I will submit_RPY and VLY_____             No, I am unable to submit to this ________

Bloggy friends old and new, we thank you all for your support of our adoption of Phoebe. We can hardly wait to have this treasure home. Please join us in prayer for our girl, for funding, for our trip. 

And just because I like to break it down for all---If 1260 give  people give $10 we are fully funded.
If 630 people give $20 we are  fully funded
If 315 people give $40 we are fully funded 
If  200 people give $63 we are fully funded
If you give whatever you can, God will multiply it and we will be fully funded:))))

You are all a part of something so special, ransom of a child's life. AMAZING. INCREDIBLE, SPECIAL, AWESOME!!!!  That's our God and what He can call you to do.  Be a part of this:) 


Sherri said...

WOO HOO!! Congrats on your TA! And may God bless you and your family.
Merry Christmas!

Vickie said...

I was starting to wonder if ANYONE noticed we got TA?? I mean, I posted this then had to go in and revise it because we got the call at 3:23 yesterday- yes, I know, a little obsessive but I think after all this time I'm allowed to be.

Jerry and Christy said...

Congratulations on TA! So happy for you.