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The Lord is doing Great Things!

We keep on finding out about these ministries and it is so exciting to know that the Lord is so active in helping and reaching out to people in so many ways!  The Lord is so faithful to keep on calling … Continue reading

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Another great resource to help out with adoption information!

http://www.adoptiveparents.ca/on_privadopt_agencies.shtml

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Waiting Families

Jewels for Jesus has changed their website - now including profiles of some of their waiting families.  Our profile is there – please join us in prayer for all these waiting families as they all are praying for a precious little one … Continue reading

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In Hong Kong

December 2nd We got talking to an elderly man in the local park one day.  He had lived in Canada before, and then decided to move back to Hong Kong.  As we talked, we found out that he had never … Continue reading

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Our Journey to Hong Kong

We have recently arrived back in Canada from beautiful Hong Kong.  Going back in time……We left Canada November 29th, and arrived in Hong Kong December 1st.  Sailed through that world class, modern airport where effiency is top priority, then caught the … Continue reading

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Orphan Sunday – November 6th

Please check out www.orphansunday.org Also please see this video which so well expresses our heart and prayers. http://vimeo.com/13048953

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God Has a Heart for Adoption

www.cryoftheorphan.org/GodsHeart.aspx

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Please take a moment to watch this.

www.cryoftheorphan.org/DVD.aspx

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Finally!

Today we had our interview with the adoption agency! We have been waiting for this interview ever since we had finished our homestudy so we are so relieved to have this step completed!! Now we can begin waiting…..for real….. One … Continue reading

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May the Lord bless you who are reaching out to those in Need

Thank you Lord that we can find such a resource! Please pray for this family as they are ministering to a great need here in Canada. Their website is – www.wingsmaternityhome.com W.I.N.G.S.Waiting…Investing…Nurturing…Growing… “He will cover you with His feathers. He … Continue reading

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The Results of Fundraising

We had another awesome fundraising sale at a Book Fair!  My daughter, who is doing most of the selling, is having these great talks with people as she explains what we are doing the sale for.  We are planting seeds … Continue reading

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The Burden

Am reading this book called “Revolutions in Missions” by K.P. Yohannan.  It has been powerfully encouraging in our adoption journey.  In the work that God has placed on our heart to do, often times, it seems so hard….actually impossible to do … Continue reading

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Thank You So Much!!

We just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone who helped us with these two yard sales fundraisers.  We held one in June and one today - July 16th.  They both were fantastic thanks to all who contributed!   We … Continue reading

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Now the real waiting begins!

We are finished our home study!  We are so happy it is all done!!  Our next fundraiser is another yard sale on July 16th!  Will post about it afterwards!  Thank you so much for all your prayers seeing us through … Continue reading

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Someone is waiting….

Somewhere, someone is waiting to be a part of our family.  Please join us in prayer for the little one that will someday come into our family.  Fai and Ruth

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Orphan Awareness.

http://www.above-and-beyond.ca/ Here’s a Canadian website filled with excellent information about God’s call to help the defenseless child.  God is calling us…….

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Thank you for this very true poem #4, # 8, # 10 and # 11 describe our journey so well!

Many thanks to the unknown author for this poem. you know you are an adoptive parent when…. 1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep. 2. You … Continue reading

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Our Yard Sale and Bake Sale!

WOW!!! First….A great big thank you to the Lord because He is amazing at turning things around for the best! Well, it rained on our yard sale! It was the only Saturday we had available in June. All the other … Continue reading

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Lots of Fundraising Ideas

I joined yet another yahoo group!!  This one has great ideas for fundraising in the files section.  www.fundraisingforadoption@yahoogroups.com Hope this helps out! Ruth

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Time creeps by so slowly when you are waiting…

Here’s a photo I took while out and about in the car, I love sunsets and sunrises!  The sky was just stunning, a little bit is captured here.      A rainbow is a sign of God’s promise.  It was first given to … Continue reading

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The Baby

There are so many needy children…the child with no parents, no family at all, the special needs child, the older child, the baby abandoned all alone….the list goes on and on..  We are learning alot on this adoption journey.  We … Continue reading

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Canadian Adoption Grants

www.abbacanada.com When we first started out on this adoption journey, we found that Canadian adoption resources were few and far between.  So we said to each other,  there needs to be more Canadian adoption websites!!  One of the many purposes of … Continue reading

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This Spring and Summer

Fundraising! Our adventure begins!  We have been talking to people who have fundraised before, and we have been reading on the web about fundraising. It seems that the best way to start out is with yard sales.  If you want … Continue reading

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Our Daughter’s Heart

Our daughter has always had a heart for this adoption, but she really brought tears to my eyes when she poured out all her plans to me one day.  I put her fundraising ideas under the photo page.  May the Lord give … Continue reading

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Our Heart for Adoption

The children and I were with friends down by the lake.  While there, I grabbed a few photos to go with these thoughts that God has opened our hearts to.  May you too be blessed by God’s beauty in his creation and by … Continue reading

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The Calling

My daughter’s birthday party a couple months ago got me thinking.  We were making so many preparations and sent out invitations.  If none of the girls who were invited showed up, what a sad thing that would be!  All that … Continue reading

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Three Christian, Canadian Adoption Agencies for Adopting From Canada

http://waitingtobelong.ca This website has information about the three agencies that can facilitate adoptions from Canada.

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Unexpected

There is a beautiful prophecy about Jesus that says He would be so gentle that He would not even break a bruised reed. The people of His time did not want that kind of king!! They wanted a powerful, mighty … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Wise Men The children and I were doing devotions together and we weren’t even reading about the story of the wise men.   I forget what started us on this topic, but we got talking about their journey and what difficulties … Continue reading

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No Hong Kong for our family

We would love to be praying for you. Please drop us a line. It seems that Hong Kong is completely not an option right now for us since no one in Ontario will take families adopting from Hong Kong.  So … Continue reading

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Waiting….

Wait Just a Little Longer  Adoption is all about waiting.  But waiting is so very hard!  Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ disciples came to Jesus’ tomb on that eventful morning.  What a day it was!  The tomb was empty!  Things about … Continue reading

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Canadian, Christian Adoption Agency

www.missionoftears.ca Here is their mission statement from their website The organization’s name is derived from Psalm 126, verse 5: “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” Mission of TEARS is established as a humanitarian outreach based on Christian … Continue reading

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Canadian Adoption Resources

http://www.orphanshope.ca/ Here is a description on their website. “Orphan’s Hope is the first Canadian charity dedicated to helping finance parents who adopt orphans from outside of North America. ”

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The Lord is our helper….

My son likes photography, and one day he decided to take a photo of Great-Grandfather’s Bible that is sitting on our mantle in the family room. He opened it quickly to get a better photo, and took several shots. I … Continue reading

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Pray for this little one

Our family is trying to proceed with an adoption. Please pray for this to be possible! There has been one door after another closed in our face right from the start! Pray that the Lord will open the door, He … Continue reading

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Prayer

Prayer is the most vital ministry, yet sometimes the most forgotten.  May we be encouraged to always be in prayer with our Saviour – this is one of His most precious gifts – to be able to come boldly to the throne of grace.

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Adoption

Please read our adoption journey on our page “Write From the Heart.”

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How to “Reply” to Struggles

R – emember who God is – the Creator and Sustainer of our lives

E – nlist the prayers of other brothers and sisters in the Lord

P -ray without ceasing

L – ean not on my own understanding, trust in the Lord, not in my own ideas.

Y -ield to the Lord’s will and care

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