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Non Profit Shout Out/Blog Link Up

Time to write about non profits that we love! Woohoo! Guess what most of mine will be about? {Read what my friends wrote about at Holley’s linkup.} There are too many to list but leave me your favorite in the comments if you think it needs mentioning!

Not a non profit, but a pretty cool ministry…Give1Save1. We blog about adoption, family, art, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Families can be on the blog and fundraise for a week to help fund their adoptions. We have Africa, Asia (<<<<-I blog there), Europe, US and Caribbean pages.

Next up is Reece’s Rainbow. An adoption advocacy site. Waiting children are featured, prayed for, and are able to have grants funded for their families.  Awesomeness.

Another favorite is International Justice Mission. They are a human rights agency that rescues victims of slavery, exploitation and abuse.  It’s a big deal.

Social justice is HUGE to me! To see people struggling, taken advantage of, hungry,  hurt and to do nothing is not okay. Jesus healed, touched the unclean, ate with the poor, spent time with the least of these.  It’s about redemption. 

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Orphan Advocacy–Reece’s Rainbow and Holt

Time to do a bit of orphan advocacy, or, you know….James 1:27.  (by the way, “pure religion” was almost the name of this blog…just fyi)

Reece’s Rainbow advocates for waiting children.  There are 100s of children in need of families. If you feel called to adopt, visit their site and learn more.  If you want to donate to waiting children’s grants, you can.  That grant is given to their family when they are matched and ready to travel.

Here are a few of the waiting children… Justin, age 1 1/2. He has Down’s Syndrome and heart issues.  He has a huge grant to help his family bring him home.  Is it you?

Meet Miss Naomi.  She is 5, beautiful and has Cerebral Palsy. Her country is open to single moms.

And on the Holt Waiting Child Page, there are boys and girls waiting. Waiting for their forever families.

What? Did you ask about requirements to adopt? Look here for info about several countries.

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. (Proverbs 3:27)

I’m glad you stopped by today!

Shopping, anyone?

 She Does Justice                                                              She Does Justice is a very cool site that you need to check out.  They make/sell handmade products to support various ministries and causes, including our adoption!  See the button over there to the right? Click it and shop their store and we’ll 25% of the sale. It’s a win-win-win. You win by getting a beautiful scarf, print, bracelet….they win because you’re supporting their efforts and we win because they’ll send us a check to help with our adoption expenses.  Yayyy!!

Here’s more about Megan….the founder (and fellow adoptive mama!!!!)

I am a wife. A mother of four. A lover of Jesus.

I love to plan. I love to create. I believe in the importance of community.

I am an advocate for orphans and for the poor.

I want every single person to know that they are loved and important.

I aim to act justly. To love mercy. And to walk humbly.

When we started the process of adopting our daughter from Africa, I started selling handmade items as a fundraiser. The shop was far more successful than we ever anticipated and have watched it continue to grow.

I want to share my passions. My passion for life. And family. And Jesus. And justice.

Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk humbly. Micah 6:8

Okay, you may shop now!-TG

PSOur Zoe Clothing Fundraiser is underway through Jan. 31st, too!

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Guess what?!  Sean was able to see Julianna yesterday! And, thanks to Skype, so was I!  He took her a birthday cake because she is turning 3 next week.

Image She is such a cutie with lots of personality! She showed up in a velvet dress because she loves to dress up.   It is so obvious that she is well loved by her “aunts” and other care takers.  That is a huge blessing to us.

So, this is what we know……she loves to eat, thinks everything is hers, has lots of spunk, and has made lots of improvements with her speech, etc.  We still don’t know a date that we’ll bring her home, but we do anticipate spring.  Come on, spring!!!

Here ya go!  A bit of sweetness for you…

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What do you think?  Any hope for him?