Monday, February 16, 2009

A chance for home

There may be a chance for Rimma and Zina to come home this summer for 10 weeks. We are cautiously optimistic that this will happen because we were shot down last summer. Things have changed and we are known to the powers that be in Ukraine this time. However, the situation could change and head south in the blink of an eye. I won't believe it until they pop out from behind the customs doors at DIA. It would be a blessing to have all our children under one roof, if only for a summer. R & Z have been asking to come, but we have told them that it is up to the orphanage. Pray that this happens.

For R & Z's possible trip, we have enlisted the help of our friends at Frontier Horizon who do summer-long hosting placements. We hosted two girls last year through them and it was truly a blessing. If you want to know what it will be like to adopt and live with a precious young child from Ukraine or if you are on the fence about international adoption, I urge you to host a child for the summer. They have three programs to choose from. A long program (10 weeks), a short program (a few weeks) and a Christmas vacation program. Give KT or Dr. Rosini a call. All information is on their website. Whether or not you choose to do these programs will not affect R & Z's chance to come home. If they are approved, we will bring them home. But there are so many more that want the chance to come to America and live with a family. Many get left behind. Think it over.

Perhaps a long term hosting program is not idea for you. The cost and commitment may be too much for you. Perhaps you want to get involved for a couple of weeks, a couple of days, or a couple of hours. In that case, please remember that our annual Ukraine Orphan Outreach (UOO) ministry will bring 8-10 kids each year. The 2009 Summer Camp is coming up! This is an excellent way to meet the kids and devote as much time or resources as you want to afford. You can always volunteer at an activity or partake in the event(s) and just watch the fun happen.

In either case, your life will be changed. It changed our lives. Both opportunities opened our eyes to the delight of older orphan children who want and need a family as much, if not more than the youngest little ones. Come, be a part of this year's UOO camp. Don't let this summer pass you by again without feeling this experience.

~ Felix ~


Natasha said...

Don't I wish I lived in Colorado!!!
You guys are wonderful - God Bless you!!!


Leslie said...

What a great reminder! There are so many ways to be involved in orphan ministry. We will be praying over the girls for the summer program.

bdnp3827 said...

Check MY new blog.

Orphanage workers are asking about the kids everyday I am there. I am going to try and print some of your pictures and take them to them.

Christine said...

This would be awesome!

BTW,we are adopting a little boy from Ukraine too! So thanks for all the links on the side of your blog!

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