Friday, November 18, 2011
Find My Family Friday - Denis
It’s been a long time since I dreamed about “my kids” but last week I dreamt that Denis was back in my arms forever
Out of all the kids I left behind, why do I all of a sudden find myself dreaming of Denis safe and at home in my arms? All I can figure is that it’s the urgency of his situation. Deep down in my heart I know that he is running out of time and it terrifies me. I’m not the only one who feels this way. My very good friend Jane over at Flight Platform Living was devastated when she heard the news of Denis’ transfer. In her desperation to do something she cried out to God and heard a clear voice telling her, “Act now, I am moving and I am watching, every day counts there is no time to waste!” So, Jane is hosting a giveaway for Denis. For every $5 you donate to Denis’ grant fund between now and Christmas you get an entry to win a beautiful piece of original artwork being created by Jane herself (who is in fact a professional artist whose artwork is sold for several hundred dollars apiece).
Let me tell you a little more about Jane… she is a beautiful, inspiring woman of God with a heart as big as the ocean. Her eyes were opened to the plight of special needs orphans through Reece’s Rainbow and even though living in the UK disqualifies her from adopting any of these children herself, that hasn’t diminished her love for them one bit. She is the facilitator of “Forget-Me-Not-Fridays” and she fights for the forgotten with everything she has. Even though she was already in the midst of a big giveaway for the ‘daughter of her heart’, Francine, she stepped out in faith and obedience and started up a giveaway for Denis as well. The thing is, so far I’m the only one who’s donated.
I know that there are families considering Denis. I also know that, as is true with most families, the finances are the biggest and most overwhelming obstacle. Let’s help make that obstacle a little smaller, shall we? Let’s show any family considering stepping out in faith to bring this precious little angel boy home that they are not alone but that there is an army of people ready to fight with them. And while we’re at it, let’s encourage Jane who stepped out in faith to raise money for this sweet boy even when it seemed impossible (and give me a little competition for that artwork, won’t you!). Please share Denis’ story, donate to his grant fund (and whenever you do either of those things, let Jane know by commenting on her post here to receive an entry in her giveaway) and pray that Denis’ family can get to him before it’s too late.
For more information or to donate, click here.
Denis is listed as “Ryan” on Reece’s Rainbow;
in order to protect his identity, when sharing about him on your own blogs, facebook pages, etc. please use his Reece’s Rainbow name