Monday, March 27, 2017

Day 2: God's Got This: Praying Over The Modern Orphan

"He's Numbered Every Hair on Your Head, and on Theirs"
(from YouVersion)

While studying prayer and orphan care, it hit me how incredibly dynamic the knowing of god truly is regarding His children. In Matthew 10:30 and in Luke 12:7, God says that He has numbered every hair on your head. Take a God-pause and camp here for a few moments. When it's repeated in Scripture,  it is important! 

God doesn't say, "I know how many hairs are on your head at birth and at passing," which would still be an incredible degree of knowing. He knows the number of hairs on your head at any given second. 

A quick glance at your own personal brush or comb proves that this is an ever-changing number throughout the course of your day, let alone the course of your life. but God cares about that. He notes that number for me and mine and for you and yours. He notes the number of hairs on every Vulnerable Child's head. He sees. He cares. That's huge! 

Know that when you heart feels heavy for the Modern Orphan and when you hear of tragic circumstances surrounding a child, God knows that too. How much more will He note your heart's desires, your spiritual needs, and your analysis paralysis around the situation?! Surely He cares about this more than the number of hairs on your head. He sees the Modern Orphan. He cares for them. He loves them so much!

So sit there for a moment and thank the God of heaven for seeing every child's plight and caring so intimately about both the minutiae and the monumental. Ask Him to intervene on behalf of Vulnerable Children and to continue to burden you for their needs. Just as He cares for His kids, you can, too. Every single time the Holy Spirit brings the orphan crisis to mind, remember that you are covering His children from the hair on their heads to the tips of their toes, and God sees all of that and loves it too!

Matthew 10:30: And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 

Luke 12:7: Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Day 1: God's Got This: Praying Over The Modern Orphan

"Claim the Abundant Life for All of God's Children"
(from YouVersion)

There are 350 million children worldwide who are considered orphaned at some level. This is roughly the equivalent of the population of the United States. That statistic may seem fairly overwhelming, but don't stop there. We worship a God who sees these kids and sees His church and wants us to connect the dots. Jesus didn't just die for the endgame; He died for right now, too. He died for their right now. 

The Circumstances some children face may be unfair, and at times "unfair" can be a gross understatement about their sufferings, but God wants the abundant life for them, too. We aren't talking about riches and fame, but rather the fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control are far more important, although they are intangible traits. 

So get down on those knees and raise the modern orphan up! 

Some children have seen up close and personally what sin has done to a broken world. They do not have Momma or Daddy here on earth standing in the gap for them, but God gave them you! 

God sees the hard things that they have faced. He sees you as you wonder how to help and feel a little insignificant to impart eternal change into a big situation. but God promises an abundant life in John 10:10. He purposed every child here on earth, and you have the ability to pray for their needs!

Pray specifically for peace. Pray now for resources and support for their needs. Pray that the needles in adults' hearts are moved towards fostering, adopting, or supporting those who do. Pray Jeremiah 29:11 over these children. And as you pray God's word back to him, now that you are truly imparting an eternal difference into the lives of children who need it very much. 

Galatians 5:22: But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23: gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

John 12: 10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas Cheer: 4 days to go

Happy New Year! 

2017 is here. What are some of the things YOU are looking forward to? 

I know for a fact that in 4 days, Ukrainian children will wake up to Christmas. Yes, their Christmas is Jan. 7th!  of those children, 40 orphanages, 5000 orphans will wake up wondering if Santa brought them anything this year. Most of the time, no. But since Life2Orphans, Inc. started their Christmas Cheer program, they have enjoyed Christmas. 

This year, I wrote to you repeatedly, Pleading with you for your support. That call into action did not go unnoticed and today, I am thrilled and humbled to write and let you know that we are 

That is correct. Every orphanage that L20 works with WILL get Christmas this year. 

Friends, thank you! 

I am already looking onward to 2017's Christmas Cheer program and our Program of the month kick off.  Please be praying now about being a monthly gift giver... details will come later...

January we will raise money to buy diapers for bedridden children. 

Again, thank you! 

God Bless you and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Christmas Cheer: Almost there!

WE ARE SO SO SO VERY CLOSE!!! We only need $842.76 to fully fund over 5,000 orphans for Christmas this year. Our need is greater then last year, and so many have already stepped up and are filling in the gap. 

There are 3 orphanages without any funding!!! We've done a lot of work in just a couple of days. Orphanages are already receiving their funds, please help us finish strong. 

These orphanages have no funding: $150.00 /ea. Needed to fully fund
  1. Gorlovka, 290 children, ages 7-17
  2. Lybutin
  3. Kirovograd, 120 children, ages 0-4 

These orphanages are partially funded:
  1. Nadvirna, 80 children, ages 0-4 – PARTIALLY FUNDED - $85.24 Needed
  2. Slavyansk Orphanage (has former Torez orphans), 400 older orphans – PARTIALLY FUNDED- $100.00 Needed
  3. Happy Childhood (formerly Children’s Hope), orphans, special needs children and families….. 350+ at any time - PARTIALLY funded- $200.00 Needed
  4. Kremenchuk, 100 children, ages 0-4 -PARTIALLY funded - $5250 Needed

Please contact - Elaina to pick an orphanage to support or go to - and state the orphanage you wish to support.

Thank you, Thank you!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Cheer 2016--- Getting closer

As we start to pack up our Christmas decorations, I am reminded how quickly the end of our 2016 Christmas Cheer Program for Life2Orphans is. We are SO CLOSE, friends. 

Less then $2,000.00 and every.single.orphanage will be FUNDED. We CAN do it, we CAN do it!

Please see below. I am working on getting some funding for a matching grant, so every dollar might be doubled. Yay!!!

Let's get these children some Christmas love. <3 We have just 5 days left to meet their needs.

These orphanages have not received any donations. 
Dnepropetrovsk, 180 children, ages 0-4 
Gorlovka, 290 children, ages 7-17
Ladyzhin, 120 children, ages 4 – adult   
Nadvirna, 80 children, ages 0-4
Ushomir, 190 children, ages 6-16
Zhytomir –
Slavyansk Orphanage (has former Torez orphans), 400 older orphans – (will need at least $225.00 to partially fund, but need 420.43 to fully fund)
Total needed to fully fund the above: $1,470.43

These orphanages are partially funded

Boyarka, 90 children, ages 0-4, orphanage and needs funds for diapers$100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY   
 Happy Childhood (formerly Children’s Hope), orphans, special needs children and families….. 350+ at any time - $255.00 - Funded PARTIALLY ($200.00 more needed)
Izium, 55 children, ages 1-16 - $50.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
Khmelnitsky, 94 children, ages 0-4 -  $147.50PARTIALLY
Kremenchuk, 100 children, ages 0-4 - $100.00 -  Funded PARTIALLY
Makiivka AIDS, 60 children, ages 0-4 - $50.00 - Funded PARTIALLY
Teterevka, 90 orphans/children, 5-30 years old – $48.07 - Funded PARTIALLY

Total Needed to fully fund the above:  $420.43