Wednesday, December 26, 2012

HOME for the Holiday

Angelina "LINA" is home - Her first Christmas home...

No words needed - may the photos say all that needs to be said - BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS and may many more children be home for NEXT CHRISMAS so they too can be loved, cherished and taught what Christmas with JESUS is all about!




Merry Christmas and Happy 2013
from The Carpenters
Pray Support Advocate ADOPT
Proverbs 31: 8 - 9
stay tuned for photos of children in need of a family
2013 is the year for AJ
stay tuned


Monday, December 17, 2012

Ten for Tin Tin - Tin Tin's Christmas Wish

Ten for Tin Tin
Tin Tin's Christmas Wish
Exactly two years ago for Christmas we did a challenge called Ten for Tin Tin
That ten for Tin Tin was all about numbers and getting people involved in her adoption and coming home from the Philippines!  Tin Tin is safely home and VERY VERY MUCH LOVED!
So this Christmas Tin Tin's wish is for Ten more children to come home for Tin Tin!
Can you help?
Take a Look!
These children are all in an Eastern European Country and need a family quickly!
Be there Christmas miracle!

Her date of birth is 2006.  This precious little girl reminds me of our Tin Tin/Avi!  I can not even let my mind think about our precious sweet daughter NOT BEING LOVED!  Avi has spastic Quadriplegia -a severe form of CP.  Avi is one of the most amazing little girls and one of the biggest joys in our lives!  So to see this little girl with the same type of cp and to think of her lying in a crib all alone - my heart can almost not bear that thought!  

This precious child was born premature at 27 weeks and has quadriplegic CP. She is delayed in all aspects of her development.

There should soon be new information available!  Please get word out - please help this little girl - PRAY - ADVOCATE - SUPPORT - ADOPT!!!!

Date of Birth - 2008
Diagnosis: Congenital bilateral cataract; bilaterally clubbed feet – surgically corrected; Hypotrophy of bottom extremities; Auto-aggression and stereotypical movements that are common in children with blindness
This precious child has cataracts that could possibly be corrected with surgery.  She is able to sit with out assistance.  She is considered to be delayed in all areas but she can't see and is not receiving the help she needs.  This breaks my heart when I hear that she seeks out the attention of adults and will move toward their voices!  Can you imagine living in a dark world!  Please someone light up her world in more ways than 1...with love and with medical help!

This little girl is constantly on my heart and in my prayers!  She too desperately needs her family now!

Birthdate -  October 2004
Congenital malformation of the nervous system: spina bifida (lumbosacral), condition after liquor-shunting (spinal fluid shunts); flail legs.

OH PLEASE HELP THIS PRECIOUS CHILD - She is named Savannah on Reece's Rainbow!  Please contact me if you feel called to help Savannah and I will put you in touch with someone that can help you in Savannah's process!!!

age: 7

special need: Osteochondrodysplasia with defect in the growth of the tubular bones and the spinal cord; Osteogenesis imperfecta; Albumen-caloric malnutrition Third-Fourth degree; Hirschsprung disease (Congenital megacolon); Calculus rhenis dextra; Congenital megacolon; Asthma with prevailing allergic component; Lagging behind in the physical development; Good neuro-psychical development.

Soon turning 6 years old
He does not yet speak and, walks when held for both hands, due to a decreased muscle tone in all four limbs
Asymmetrical thumbs and forefingers of the hands, missing distal phalanxes.

Lower limbs: Decreased muscle tone, deformations of the feet and ankle due to the muscle hypotension.


age: 3
special needs: Dysmorphic syndrome: Rubinstein – Taybi. Congenital heart malformation – post surgery. Anemia. Optical nerve atrophy. Physical and neuropsychic delay.


age: 5
special need: Cerebral palsy and microcephaly. Delay in the neuropsycic development. Convergent strabismus and nystagmus, recommended surgical treatment.

age: 11
special needs: Down Syndrome – needs highly stable home

age: 9
special needs: Down Syndrome – needs highly stable home
: This precious little guy was born in 2008.

He has a diagnosis of Craniostenosis and from his family history it shows that he has a biological sibling with the same condition.  He is able to sit, crawl and walk with assistance.  He does reach for toys and will play with them.  he makes sounds and babbles but does not yet have purposeful speech.  He loves to interact with adults and he does have a one on one caregiver that works with him daily. He is on a special diet due to vomiting which led to the diagnosis of a metabolism problem.

There are the 10 children for Tin Tin!  HELP meet Tin Tin's goal and advocate, pray, support and adopt - Let's find homes for 10 children for Christmas!  Tin Tin's Christmas wish....

Proverbs 31: 8- 9

Monday, November 26, 2012

This child breaks my heart - what about yours?

Have you ever prayed -
"OH LORD BREAK MY HEART FOR WHAT BREAKS YOURS?"  I am sure that this child breaks HIS HEART!  She breaks mine!


She will be 6 years old in just a few weeks!  Can you believe that she is about 10 pounds and almost 6 years old!  She reminds me so much of our Avi and that it makes my heart cry out to the LORD!  OH LORD HELP this precious child - find her family PLEASE LORD PLEASE!

Can you help please?  Get word out on social media that this little girl needs a family NOW!  We would say YES if we were not in the waiting time for our little girl still waiting for us in the Philippines!

She is currently fed through a feeding tube but she must not be getting the nutrition she needs or she would not weigh only 10 pounds!   Here diagnosis is as follows:

 congenital anomaly of the broncho-pulmonary system; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Pseudobulbaria paralysis; Marasmus; Albumen-caloric malnutrition – fourth degree; Severe lagging behind in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

The brief information that we have states that she can move her upper extremities and that she smiles when touched or talked to tenderly.  She reacts positively when a familiar adult appears.  She is calm when changed and bathed and smiles during these times. 


Please contact me at

We also received other new files which I will post shortly also from Eastern Europe. You can visit
the Lifeline website at for more information regarding this country that is very special to me personally!

BUT OH PLEASE HELP ZOE find her family!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Psalm 136: 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
So thankful that Elysse can come stay with me! 
Please visit the blog post about Elysse!
Psalm 136: 4 Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles.
His faithful love endures forever
Gee what am I thankful for?
my sisters - sasha angelina avigayil and someday aj who is still in the philippines
my spinach dip and broccoli
my mommy and daddy
my new curious george dvd from my aunt
miss sangrey my k teacher
my friends in k that make me laugh
string beans and pears
Psalm 136: 23 - 24 He remembered us in our weakness.
His faithful love endures forever.
 He saved us from our enemies.
His faithful love endures forever
Remember to check back cause mommy says she is going to update you on Hannah hopes and tell you all about what aj's allies and the new auntie program in the philippines is all about
You know...I am a voice for the voiceless and you can be one too
mommy says my personality lights up a room and my smile can be contagious
what do you think?
there are so many children - the numbers seem to keep going up - so many just like me that need to be loved - I am VERY loved and I LOVE IT!
Can you tell?!!!
the face of thankfulness

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Help Elysse!

Help Elysse! 
Meet Elysse
Elysse and Lina have the same birthday except that Elysse turned 9 years old and Lina turned 6 years old!
Elysse and her family live in the Philippines!
Elysse and her family are dear friends of our family!
Elysse's mommy is a ministry partner for Ting Ministries/AJ's Allies!
Did you ever hear of Mitochondrial Disease?

What is Mitochondrial Disease?

Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell of the human body, producing 90 percent of the energy the body needs to function. In a person with mitochondrial disease, the mitochondria are failing and cannot convert food and oxygen into life-sustaining energy. For many, mitochondrial disease is an inherited genetic condition, while for others the body's mitochondria can be affected by other environmental factors

How does Mitochondrial Disease affect the body?

The parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, are the most affected by mitochondrial disease. The affected individual may have strokes, seizures, gastro-intestinal problems, (reflux, sever vomiting, constipation, diarrhea), swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive, blindness, deafness, heart and kidney problems, muscle failure, heat/cold intolerance, diabetes, lactic acidosis, immune system problems and liver disease.
Manila, Philippines during Avigayil's pick up trip
Lizbeth, Elysse, Sasha, Avigayil, Stephanie, Sister Dell
Elysse loved Sasha!

Ministry partners meeting in Manila just last month!
Dell, Malen, Lizbeth, Roy
More to be shared soon about Malen's ministry and their mission in the Philippines
and AJ's Allies mission happening NOW through our Ting Ministries!
Who is Elysse? Elysse is the daughter of our ministry partner in the Philippines!
Why help Elysse?  Elysse has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease and they have run out of help in the Philippines for Elysse.  Can you imagine what that feels like to have no more help available - to run out of hope for your child?  Maybe some can imagine and have been in that position to not know how to help your child any more medically - when a doctor says "There is no more I can do"! 

When Lizbeth and I spent time together in Manila during Avigayil's 16 day pick up trip the idea began to stir for Lizbeth and Ramon to bring Elysse to the United States to see what more could be done medically to help Elysse.  There was so much to be done...Passports, the difficult process of getting a Visa to the United States, medical files, x-rays, documents from doctors in the Philippines to some hospital/doctor here in the States, the difficult task of finding a hospital and doctor that would agree to see Elysse, the expenses of travel, housing, and then the HUGE expense of medical testing here in the United States for the beginning process of HOW TO HELP ELYSSE!
A year and 1/2 later it has happened...
Visas, passports, entry to the United States, an appointment at the world renowned hospital with a wing built for Mitochondrial disease patients and 2 airline tickets purchased but the costs of the necessary tests without US insurance is outrageous!!!!
Check out the costs of some of the most needed tests for Elysse.
The initial Consultation alone is $700.00
and this is set to happen on December 14th (at this time Elysse and her family will be staying with our family)!
But check out the cost of the Labs:

Nuclear Gene Mitochondrial Disease panel $6,500.00   Whole mtDNA sequence analysis $4,560.00 Genome wide array and DNA extraction/interpretation $4000.00 Metabolic screening lab work and urine $6,200.00
This is why I am setting up a chip in at the side bar for anyone wanting to help with the cost of the labs for Elysse. 
Anyone wanting more information may contact me directly at
Elysse's family worked so very hard for the past 1 and 1/2 years (not to mention the 9 years of Elysse's life in Philippines where there is not much support to families with children with special issues).  But rather than focus on worry, themselves and why me questions Lizbeth and Ramon have chosen to not only get on board with Ting ministries and help more children with special needs they have also begun to set up a school in the Manila area where children with special needs can be educated alongside children who are "normal"!  They have spent their lives caring for Elysse!
The plane tickets for Elysse and Lizbeth were brought by funds that were raised at a concert given in honor of Elysse's birthday in the Manila area of the Philippines! 
Many came to support and bless Elysse but Lizbeth tells me that those that came were blessed themselves by what they heard and learned about children with special needs!  LIZBETH and ELYSSE are being a VOICE FOR THOSE WITHOUT A VOICE!
Elysse like Sasha, Ellianna, Avi and Lina are voices for the voiceless! 
Lizbeth and Ramon speaking at the concert to raise awareness of children who have no voice and much need.  In the background you can see a photo of Sasha, Elysse, Avigayil and myself.


Photos taken at the concert/fundraiser for Elysse's trip to CHOP in the USA!

These two young girls have a diagnosis of Autism and came to support Elysse and sing for the
family and friends that came to Elysse's Happy Birthday Party Fundraiser!

Can you help Elysse?
If you feel lead to help in any other way please either chip in or email me for more information!
I will be updating and sharing photos when Elysse arrives in the United States!
Thank you and God bless!

Six year old boy in Eastern Europe

Meet I. who is waiting for his family in Eastern Europe!  I. is six years old - born in November of 2006!  This might be the best birthday gift ever - the year he gets HIS FAMILY!  He has normal physical development but he is developmentally delayed!

Please get word out that I. needs the best birthday gift ever...YOU...A FAMILY!

There are photos and a file available.  Please contact me at:

Another boy in Eastern Europe also needs a family NOW!  HE IS 12 years old and has been waiting a long time!  He was born in September of 2000.  His photo will not attach at the moment so please contact me for more information!  His file says that he has normal physical and mental development!


Proverbs 31: 8 - 9

Thursday, November 15, 2012

IS it possible?

Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Often times I get discouraged...when I look at the many faces of children that need a family!  I cry out..."LORD what can I do for this child! HOW CAN I HELP THIS ONE!  IT appears sometimes impossible!  The task at hand is impossible!  The orphan statistics see to increase rather than decrease!  I CAN'T do it!"  We can't do it in on our own strength but the LORD CAN! 

Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

Jesus looked at them and said, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Psalm 68:6 (our verse for Angelina's adoption) "God sets the lonely in families" is possible! 
Please pray - advocate - support - adopt -

Please contact me if you would like more information regarding any of the precious children in Eastern Europe!  Please contact me if you would like information regarding over 40 children needing families NOW from Taiwan!  Oh how I wish I could post their photos!  They melt your heart - just like our Ellianna from Taiwan!  Please click on this link    if you want to view their photos and contact me for the password!

Pray - Advocate - Support - Adopt

DOB June 2001
Down Syndrome

DOB October 2001
Down syndrome

DOB: September 2003
Down syndrome


age: 4
special need: Willebrand’s disease, anemic syndrome, retarded in his mental and physical development up to the age of 2 years, hyperactivity


age: 12
special need: developmental delay



age: 2
special need: Turner Syndrome (45, X); Congenital cardiac malformation – surgically corrected; Infantile cerebral palsy – ataxic form; Moderate mental lagging behind


age: 4
special need: Prematurely born third degree in the 29th gestation week; Retinopathy of prematurity fourth degree – blindness; Amaurosis; Microphthalmia; Normal physical development and considerable lagging behind in the neuro-psychical development.



age: 7
special need: Osteochondrodysplasia with defect in the growth of the tubular bones and the spinal cord; Osteogenesis imperfecta; Albumen-caloric malnutrition Third-Fourth degree; Hirschsprung disease (Congenital megacolon); Calculus rhenis dextra; Congenital megacolon; Asthma with prevailing allergic component; Lagging behind in the physical development; Good neuro-psychical development.



Age: 8
Special Need: Down Syndrome



Age: 8
Special Need: Infantile Cerebral Palsy

BE a Voice for the Voiceless
Proverbs 31: 8 - 9
Pray - Advocate - Support - Adopt
Updates coming on AJ's Allies, Philippine ministry/missions, Hannah Hopes Animals (sister Stella joining in!) and more...stay tuned!
for now remember that
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”