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Bo is HOME with his FOREVER family!

TIME TO CELEBRATE! Bo is now home with his forever family. This bright delightful kiddo is really enjoying family life. His mama said that he loves the park and is very active and really enjoys swimming. Doesn’t this picture just make your heart happy? bo park

This next picture is of Bo after he ate a bunch of blueberries. bo

Sounds like an  All American kiddo to me.

WELCOME HOME BO!

 

Family Found!

My Family Found Me! Jing

Jing is a 13 year old boy from Asia. He is thoughtful and kind. When he grows up he would like to be an astronomer. Jing does have disability that makes speech difficult and causes CP like symptoms in his hands and legs. We believe that it is correctable and tests are being sought.  Because of his disabilities and his age many people have overlooked Jing.

In Jing’s home country the children must be matched with their forever families before their 14th birthday. Some of the requirements are:

  • His parents need to be between the ages of 30 and 55.
  • They must have a minimum net worth of $80,000.
  • The family should have fewer than 5 children in the home.
  • They must  be willing to be very diligent in getting their paperwork done as time is of the essence.

We are looking for a family who knows there is room in their hearts for him. He would do well in most families but the thing he needs most is a family who will call him “son”. Interested families need to contact his adoption agency as soon as possible to begin the paperwork. They should also contact a local Hague accredited agency to begin their homestudy.

 

 

 

If you want to help Jing  but are unable to adopt him there are several things you can do.

1.) Give: His adoption will be expensive. 100% of all donations will go directly into an account to help pay for his adoption expenses. This will cover things like; translation of documents, fingerprinting, background checks, Visas, travel, immigration paperwork and more.  You may not be able to give thousands of dollars but if enough people give the equivalent of one Starbucks coffee we could fund his adoption. We already have a significant chunk of money to help with his adoption but more is needed.

2.) Pray: Pray that his adoptive family will be found and that they will be a good match for Jing.

3.) Advocate: Share Jing’s story with your friends. Go to Love One Child’s facebook page and like it, then share Jing’s story with your Facebook friends. Use your social media to give him a voice.

4.) Adopt: Jing might not be the right child for your family, look around and find the one who does fit and bring them home. No one should grow up without a family.

Bo

Bo is a wonderful 10 year old boy from Asia.  He needs a family to call his own.  He would do well in most families. 

 

Here is what Bo’s host family had to say about him. 

Bo was a sweet joy and blessing and we enjoyed having him in our home for a month.  He was very easy going and there was never a minute when he did not have a smile on his face.  He loved hugs and snuggling. Although he needed a wheelchair to get around for the events outside of the house he never used it inside of our 2 story house. He was all over and crawled everywhere and was everywhere. Bo was just full of curiosity and wanted to know what everyone was doing.  When one of my sons was working on Algebra, Bo wanted to know how it worked. We showed him how to balance equations, and after he figured out what subtraction was, he had it .  He was a very VERY quick learner.  Everything we did, he found a way to do as well.  He surfed in the ocean and built sand castles and swam and jumped in the pool.  He played football with the boys and blew bubbles with the girls.  He even played soccer with a group of 6 boys and was able to hold his own. Bo loved bubble baths!!!  We would load the garden tub with bubbles and after we closed the door we would count to 3. By the count of 3 we would hear a huge splash and a hearty giggle:-)  We ended up bringing the swimming goggles up to the bubble bath too. He spent hours enjoying the fun of the tub. 

 I am by no means a medical person but my feeling was that if he could get his legs braced so he could stand and have some hand crutches his life would be so amazing. He was always so curious about what was going on on the counter. He would pull chairs and stools over to see what I was cooking and what science experiments we were doing for school.  He wore a diaper but changed it himself and took care his own hygiene. 

He is an amazing little guy who needs a family.  He loved having my other 4 kids around but really cherished that one on one with a mom and a dad.  He is a boy full of life and so wanting a family to show him all the adventures life has to offer.  We had a going away party and loaded our house with 72 people who over the course of 3 weeks grew to love this little guy and so desperately wanted to find him a home.  We had 4 families apply but with China’s rules of the number of kids, income and age they were denied but we know there is a perfect forever family out there for Bo.

 

In  Bo’s home country the basic requirements are:

  • His parents need to be between the ages of 30 and 55.
  • They must have a minimum net worth of $80,000.
  • The family should have fewer than 5 children in the home.

  If you want to help here are some ideas. 

1.) Give: His adoption will be expensive. 100% of all donations will go directly into an account to help pay for his adoption expenses. This will cover things like; translation of documents, fingerprinting, background checks, Visas, travel, immigration paperwork and more.  You may not be able to give thousands of dollars but if enough people give the equivalent of one Starbucks coffee we could fund his adoption.

2.) Pray: Pray that his adoptive family will be found and that they will be a good match for Bo.

3.) Advocate: Share Bo’s story with your friends. Go to Love One Child’s facebook page and like it, then share Bo’s story with your Facebook friends. Use your social media to give him a voice.

4.) Adopt: Bo might not be the right child for your family, look around and find the one who does fit and bring them home. No one should grow up without a family.

Compassion International LOVE OP

 

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Compassion International

Copassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.

Compassion’s work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man’s clear, God-given vision.”

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SPONSOR A CHILD

Compassion makes it easy to “Love One Child” through sponsorship. On their sponsorship page you will find photos of children available for sponsorship. You can sort the kiddos by age, birthday and length of time waiting for a sponsor. The pictures are also marked by symbols showing if the child lives in area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse, an AIDS-affected area or if they have been waiting over 6 months for a sponsor. When you sign up to sponsor a child you will receive a packet with your chosen child’s picture and personal story. You will also receive information on the area where they live.

One of the things I like most about Compassion’s sponsorship program is the many ways you can interact with your sponsored child. You and your chosen child can write letters back and forth, you can send gifts to your child and Compassion will even facilitate a visit with your child. 

Sponsorship is just $38 month. This helps with;

  • Medical checkups, which might not otherwise be available.
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to disaster relief and surgeries
  • Mentoring
  • They will learn about the love Jesus Christ has for them  

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SHOP AMAZON

Help Compassion with your Amazon purchases. It’s easy. Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com

from the menu choose Compassion International and then shop as you normally would.

VOLUNTEER

Compassion attends 1000’s of big name concerts for speakers and musicians every year. They also attend smaller local gatherings. At each of these events volunteers tell attendees about Compassion and help match attendees with a child in need of sponsorship.  Compassion will provide all the training you need.

COMPASSION SUNDAY

Compassion Sunday is a nationwide event. If you have  heart for children in poverty and want to share that passion with others, this event is for you. Compassion will provide the training and materials that you will need. This years official Compassion Sunday is April 26, 2016 but you can choose any Sunday that works for you.

 

PRAY FOR THEM

“For children living in poverty, there is often no safety net. Hunger, disease and disaster are often pressing in.

That’s why prayer matters so much.

When faced with the challenges posed by poverty, prayer is a lifeline. Every month, our staff around the world sends us prayer requests on behalf of the children we serve. The requests are for children who are sick, for families that are fractured, for the lost to be found — for miracles.”

If you follow the link in header for this section you can sign up for monthly calendar that will give you daily prayer requests from around the world.

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DEVELOP A FUTURE LEADER

Many bright young people are not able to achieve what they are capable of because they don’t have the means to attend further education. Through Compassion’s Develop a Future Leader program you can help a promising young person attain a degree in their chosen field. With this degree in hand they can give back to their community and impact lives.

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY

For me this is really important. Before I donate my time and money I want to know that it will be used well. As I have watched Compassion over the years they have proven themselves very trustworthy.

“At Compassion, we take your trust in our ministry very seriously. We know how valuable your confidence is…without it our mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name can’t be accomplished.

Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for financial stewardship and transparency.”

Sole Hope

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Sole Hope

Sole Hope

A group of passionate, committed people who are putting closed toed shoes on African children, one pair at a time. We are also holding medical clinics, providing education, and jobs for and with the beautiful souls in Uganda. Along the way, we realized we could not only help African children live lives free from jiggers, but we could help African men and women by teaching them a trade—how to make shoes. And so we began. We now have a plan, a vision, and core values. We also have an amazing team of high-energy, crazy folks that love God, people, fun, and making an impact one vulnerable person at a time.

What are jiggers?

Here are ways you can “Love One Child” through Sole Hope.

Make a donation or sponsor shoes

For $10 you can sponsor a pair of shoes or you could donate enough for a whole family to receive new shoes! Sole Hope makes it easy to donate. You can mail a check or donations directly to them, or you can donate online using the link below.

Hold a collection

Sole Hope is need of the following items. If you ship them to Sole Hope (or have Amazon do it) they will get it to Uganda with the next traveling team.

  • large safety pins
  • medical gloves
  • band-aids
  • alcohol wipes
  • gauze wrap
  • triple antibiotic/Neosporin cream
  • child strength pain medication
  • medical tape
  • stickers for children
  • coloring books & crayons
  • donations for basins, soap, & other supplies to be bought in country

Please send donations to:

SOLE HOPE
605 East Innes St. #3263
Salisbury, NC 28145

tel. 855.516.HOPE (4673)

Questions? Please email Ashley@SoleHope.org

Send Sole Hope “stuff” from Amazon

All you Amazon lovers out there will be thrilled to know that you can donate directly from Amazon. Simply choose what you want to donate and have it shipped directly to Sole Hope. How easy is that.

Become an advocate for Sole Hope

If you are an advocate at heart or even if you just love what Sole Hope does they can use you to help further their cause. They have an Advocate Kit that will  help you get started.

Stay at the Sole Hope Guest House

Sole Hope runs a guesthouse in Jinja, Uganda, by staying at their guest house you will help pay their workers and further the work of their Outreach House.

Visit Sole Hope

Uganda is an amazing place to visit. If you make it there consider dropping by so you can see first hand what they do. Better yet, plan a volunteering trip to Sole Hope.

Host a shoe cutting party

Hosting a party is easy. Sole Hope provides a list of things that are needed, patterns and how to’s. Once the party is over you simply mail them the results.

Our family has been hosting a weekly cutting party at our homeschool co-op. It has been a great way to introduce people to Sole Hope and as a side benefit we have cut out a LOT of shoes this semester. You can host a one time party or do it on an ongoing basis like we are.

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