Friday, September 18, 2009

The Fun Surprise

My friend Lori, at Joy Unspeakable and I have come up with something fun for all of us to do!

Lori and her husband are currently winging their way across the ocean to adopt their daughter. Before the big day, they will be spending the weekend with some special mutual friends of ours, Bill and Lynsay. You may remember me mentioning them before. They have started a small home for orphans with special needs and currently have five adorable babies in their care. God has provided a new place for them to live that can better serve the babies' needs and allow them to accept more children.

Here's where the fun surprise comes in... Wouldn't it be fun to have a 'baby shower' for them? We can help with the costs of outfitting the new home! Lori is on her way there and will introduce you to all the babies by taking photos and telling us a little bit about each child. I have a list of needs from Lynsay and will post it soon. You can also go to Lynsay's new blog. There is a donate button on her blog, if you would like to donate that way. I will also be posting an address to a place in the U.S. where you can send a check if you prefer.

Since it is so much cheaper to buy the baby shower items where Bill and Lynsay live, we thought it would be more prudent to ask for donations and let Lynsay shop for them, rather than collect items here and ship them over.

After you 'meet' the babies, I will post a list (or partial list--since it's quite extensive) of what they will be needing to outfit the baby home. The needs they have are HUGE, but we have a BIG God and I know that lots of you reading this have BIG hearts and will want to help!

By way of introduction...I have known Lynsay for several years and she was Kate's personal nurse when Kate first arrived at Hope Healing Home. God has given them a great passion for orphans.

"....for in you the fatherless find compassion." Hosea 14:3

Feel free to spread the word on your blogs by linking to this post or copying and pasting!


Holly said...

yippeee Jesus!!!!!!!

Tony and Rett said...

Count me in!!!

Mandi said...

I'm in too. I can't wait to "meet" the babies. We are hoping to travel to get Drew in February and I have been thinking about contacting Lyndsay to see if we could visit and maybe help them for a day or two.


trustandobey said...

Great idea, Karin.
Are these childrem adoptable?

Karin said...

I'm so excited that you guys are 'in!' At the moment, I don't think the babies' files have been sent to CC*A, but after they get surgery, I am hopeful that their orphanage will agree to send their paperwork in. I will check with Lynsay, though, to see. In Corrie's case, I know that Lynsay asked for people to pray that she would get adopted, so I believe that if someone was willing, her orphanage would send her file to CC*A for adoption.

Adeye said...

woohooo---count me in!!!! Would love to help out. What a fabulous idea.