Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claire is Resettled! {Part 2}

{Claire in the light blue - being reunited with her sister!}

We searched and searched.

At the end of the day that the article was in the newspaper,

I felt so discouraged.

Our sweet Claire kept asking for her mama

but we had no answers.

So we prayed and we prayed.

Then one day my cell phone rang...

I answered on the first ring,

only to hear

the most amazing and beautiful thing had happened -

Claire's Mama had been found!!

What joy and excitement filled the air!

Our sweet Claire had been missing for over one month.

Her mama had feared the worst after

searching endlessly and many, many, many sleepless nights.

Where oh where could she be?

But our loving God had watched over Claire and protected her every step

enabling her to eventually be found and 

brought to The Gem Foundation where

He allowed us to watch over and protect, 

until her mama could find her! 


The Joy on the day of Resettlement is something I wish you all could have experienced.

Claire radiates love and joy!!

Upon arrival, 

her mama threw her arms around her little girl and held her like a baby.

She smiled and she laughed.

She had prayed and asked God to bring Claire back home,

and He did.

For my Jesus is faithful 100%!!!

Claire and her family...

 she is so loved and treasured!!

We feel so honored and humbled that God would use our home,

to bring Claire back to her family.

Because my sweet friends,

every child deserves a family.

We love you Claire!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

She Once Was Lost...

This is truly a story only God could write...


Just three weeks ago our home grew again..

Authorities finding that a child had been abandoned
 immediately made contact with our home.

Just hours passed and soon she would arrive.

We would find that,

Her name is 


8 years old and a little spitfire.

She is sassy and she is sweet.

We'd also find that she has epilepsy and some brain trauma.

She would be counting and then forget what she was doing.

We soon realised she also has some memory loss.

As the days would pass,

Claire would share how she wanted to go home.

Yet we had no idea where home could be.

We prayerfully placed an ad in the newspaper,

looking for anyone who may have known her.

But to our great sadness no one responded.


Little did we know that across the city,

a mother lay awake...

Wondering where her little girl could be?


Flash back to December 31st, 2014

New Years Eve.

A little village bustling with life.

People excitedly preparing for the celebration.

Mama goes to the bathroom and comes back to find her little girl missing.

"Clarie..Claire..Claire..She screams.."

Yet there is no reply...

She begins franticly searching and finds nothing.

Hours pass...

She continues searching...

Then days pass....

She continues searching...

Then weeks pass....

She continues searching...

She wonders what could have happened to her little girl.

Memories would flicker through her mind...

She searched and searched.

But as she continued she found no reply....

Her heart ached for her little girl....

Where oh' where could she be?

She began to fear the worst..

So she prayed...

Then the most amazing thing happened.


{Stay tuned for part two.}

Monday, January 26, 2015


{Holding Tony and his buddy Opio leaning behind him}

Today I am able to officially introduce you to my precious ‘Tony’

Many of you have been praying for healing for our 

newest little Gem -


 He was rushed to the emergency room with a horribly high fever and a
 much higher than should be heart rate
{even with a high fever}.

Thank you for all who have loved him, prayed for him and asked others to pray.

Tony is now home safe and sound! 

We missed him and it is so good to have him home again.

Our precious Tony was our Christmas baby! 

He arrived just days before Christmas.

When I first met him, tears filled my eyes.

I never had before seen with my own eyes such trauma and abuse.

 Covered in bruises and bedsores his little body of 13 years old struggled to survive.

His eyes tell a story that I long to hear...

He had been through so much!

An outcast.

Some days he would be beaten,
laying in his own waste,
days would pass and all he would know was hunger.

His body, overtaken by Cerebral Palsy, wouldn’t allow him to be free.

So day in and day out he was at the mercy of others.

I never had seen such mistreatment, horror or brutality,
just struggling to survive at 13 years old. 

And then God began the beautiful story of redemption.

As soon precious ‘Tony’ would join our home.

He has made so much progress as his body relaxes and
realizes he is now safe.

For being 13 years old he weighs so little,
and only wears a size 4T...
all from being sickeningly malnourished and abused.

We are so thankful to have him part of our 'Gem' family.

We can't wait to see God's miracles transform his life
as Tony heals and learns what love really is.

Would you please add him to your prayer list?

He is so weak and so fragile.
Would you prayerfully consider joining his team and
being a part of sponsoring our Tony?

If your interested in sponsoring him -

Send us an email at:


make the subject 


Above all else please be praying for healing for our precious boy!