Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sweet Abner

Please go to Reecesrainbow.org and sponsor a child! So many in desperate need that would be just fine with a family. Sweet little Abner was just transferred. Taken from his baby house orphanage and moved to an isolated mental institution. Everything has changed nothing is the same except the fact he has no family! Please think about adopting. Take a step of faith. If not possible pray!! Donate!! These kids need out! Abner will now be confined to his crib 24/7. No mobile to look at, no music, no stimulation and very little nutrition. These sweet angels slowly waste away. So horrible and alone.....can you imagine?? So take action today!! Thank you!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Surgery for Sergei

Tomorrow is a big day for Sergei. His hip has been severely dislocated for a long time and can be very painful. Surgery was put off until he had gained enough weight since he was so malnourished when he got to America! So surgery will be tomorrow. It will last at least 4 hours and is quite involved. They will be reconstructing both hips and cutting muscle to loosen it. Please pray for him and for orphans waiting for families because so many suffer from no medical care and lack of nutrition and of course pure loneliness. Two children died this week that were listed on Reece's Rainbow. These kids would be just fine had they been born here or had been adopted. Instead they died alone. We could also use prayers for our paperwork. We have hit a lot of delays. But we will continue to move forward. Whittaker is in fragile condition and needs out ASAP! Thank you to all! Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

My Heart Overflows

Wow....thank you to everyone that prays for orphans and donates to families!! These kiddos and families can't do it alone! I checked our donations at Reecesrainbow and was so excited and thrilled and thankful to see we made it over the $1,000. Mark!! Yes!! We only need to raise $19,000 more! You guys rock! Again we can't see who donates so feel free to share with us if you like! We say thank you. We are in a race against time to get the older boy out of his facility. He is scheduled like usual to be transferred because he is 4 years old. The place he is to go to is among the worst!! There is a high death rate after transfer, about 80 to 90% die. Especially the kiddos that are not mobile or can't hold their bottles are at the highest risk. So much suffering...wish I could fix these things!! Hopefully the baby house can keep him a bit longer. Still waiting for our home study. Please pray for our paperwork to get finished and for our little guys to stay safe and if you need an end of the year tax deduction please consider a donation. Www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorharlin-2

Monday, December 22, 2014

About a Girl

Merry Christmas to all. Sergei and Crosby will get to celebrate their first Christmas with a family! We are very excited yet know there are many who will be without a family once again. Things have been busy here as we have been helping a young lady and her baby find housing and a job. Not an easy thing to do to say the least. She is the product of a failed adoption. She had nobody and no where to go. All her relatives an ocean away and no contact information to reach them and unable to return to her country and a family that discarded her after she was adopted by them. She has spent years in and out of shelters and group homes and such. God is good and we found a nice place and she can start work soon. She will join us for Christmas and other family gatherings! It is a nightmare to try to figure out everything on your own without parents to help guide you, especially when you were not educated and cannot drive. It can be a scary world. Please consider reaching out to people in need. Now we can get busy getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus! We still need to find a tree and decorate and bake! Enjoy your families! We are blessed! Can't wait to get our new boys home....they will not get to celebrate this year but we are praying for them to stay strong and healthy! Donations appreciated!!! Www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorharlin-2

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Little Town with a Big Heart

Again blessed by people in and around the community of Winneconne, WI! These people have the biggest hearts for orphans! Thank you to so many that made crafts and baked and shopped and donated towards our adoption of our next 2 special boys!! We couldn't do it without you! You are saving lives. Every dollar counts towards the freedom of orphans living in unbelievable conditions. It takes a village to raise a child but also to adopt a child!! A big thank you to Winneconne Christian Fellowship and the Birschbach family and youth group! They say the biggest reason people do not adopt is due to the huge cost. I know for many years we thought about international adoption of a child with special needs but then would think we don't have that kind of money. But finally God got a hold of us and said to step out in faith! For our last adoption we had to take out a loan for about half of the total fees, including travel but so many people also donated. People that don't even know us but have a love for orphans and obey God's commands about helping orphans! THANK YOU!��������������

Friday, December 5, 2014

FIGHT 4 freedom 4 orphans

FIGHT -
Faith
In
God
Holy and
Trimuphant

We are adopting again! What? Why would you do that? Don't you think you have your hands full?

Common responses we get along with looks of ????? you must be crazy and or stupid!

And as I was reading another post on a different families blog she had it laid out so well...

Yes we are tired some of the time
Yes we don't always get to sleep
Yes we have to give up a lot, like vacations and other "fun" things
Yes we have more bills
Yes we shop at 2nd hand stores
Yes we are busy and full...


But not too full to save a life! Through adoption our blessings increase each time!
More Joy
More Love
More Jesus
More Appreciation
More Gratitude

We will never stop fighting for orphans until they all have a home! Once your eyes are open to the terrible suffering, it is no longer an option to look the other way. Please join us in helping orphans around the world, especially those with special needs!

100% of donations sent into www. reecesrainbow.org/sponsorharlin-2 goes to the family or orphan. and if something happens that a family can not continue on, the funds will go to another child and or family. If done through paypal,
Sergei after being home one month. wearing size newborn socks...20 pounds.

Happy boy....october...home 5 months

there is a 3% paypal fee. And you donation is tax deductible!




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thankful

Thankful to all that support us and waiting orphans in prayer and donations and encouraging words. Thankful for the people of Winneconne Christian Fellowship and Pastor Dan. They don't even know us but their love for orphans pours out. They had us come and speak about our last adventure and our new adventure to come. And then they blessed us! They were so kind and giving!! Through their donations, we are able to put a big dent in our home study fees. This time around our home study will be double of what it was last time due to changes requiring all studies to now be Haque approved. So we are looking at $4,000. For just the home study. This time around we also have to have clearances from all the states we have lived in since we were 18! Well for us, this is a lot of states!! I believe we are still waiting for clearance from one last state. Meanwhile everything is delayed and our little boys sit in a crib day after day unaware that someday they will have a family and love, attention, enough food and medical care. It is so hard having them wait. We are praying that the 4 year old can continue to stay at the baby house or he will not survive long at the adult mental facility he is to go to. Again age 4 is a sad time for these kids. My heart breaks thinking about the things that Sergei endured. Going without food, never leaving his crib, being locked away from visitors and volunteers because he was in the laying down room where no one is allowed to go in or see except maybe the one employee that goes in once a day to see who is dead and prop a bottle for the day, which sometimes falls and then no food for that day either. No clothes, sheets or bedding, no comforting or help. So many kids never escape this death sentence. We pray more people will become aware of the plight of these disabled children in Eastern Europe. We will continue to FIGHT 4 Freedom 4 Orphans!! Please visit www.reecesrainbow.org and help a child or family! Thank you! We are thankful for all!www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorharlin-2