Monday, July 21, 2014

Meet Our 'Gem' Jesse




I am so very excited  and feel so honored

 that I have the privilege to introduce you again to one of my boys!

Each one of our eleven are so very precious!

I've fallen in love again and again and

 each time another part of my heart is stolen.

My sweet boys,

 I'm so very thankful for each one of them!

~

Meet 

"Jesse"

He has stolen a part of my heart!

With his sweet manner and attitude -

it's hard not to fall in love when you meet him!

One of his favorite things is to be cuddled and held.

Jessie is a determined and adventurous little guy -

He is always  exploring the World around him and finding new things!

Jesse has Cortical Blindness,

He also has Cerebral Palsy and  Reflux Disease.

Because of his blindness,

he loves to crawl around the floor and 

observe the environment with sounds and feelings of different things.



Such a sweet heart this little guy is!

It is our prayer that Jesse's vision will be healed,

and that he will be able to one day communicate with us.

We know that some would say it is impossible,

but we have a mountain-moving, miracle-working God!

If you are interested in being part of Jessie's team,

please email us at:


Please make the subject:

"Jesse's Team"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Meet Our 'Gem' Johnie




I'm so excited to have you meet one of our youngest here at


It is with great honor that I introduce you to our precious

"Johnie"

This little guy has stolen our hearts!

{Of course, I keep saying that - I guess by now
you've noticed that they have all stolen our hearts!}

His favorite thing to do is to be held and cuddled.

He has his Auntie Macey wrapped around his little finger!

Macey is a longterm missionary serving here at
The Gem Foundation.
 I am so grateful for Macey's love for special needs treasures,
 her helpful heart and her friendship!
She makes a great addition to our team!

Isn't Johnie's sweet smile the greatest?!




He enjoys being talked to,  being read to and listening to music!

Johnie has Severe Spastic Cerebral Palsy,
Hydrocephalus and Reflux disease.

He also suffers from Epilepsy and frequently has seizures.

Due to his reflux,
Johnie eats through an NG Feeding tube.

Because of Johnie's severe special needs,
he has trouble staying awake and often sleeps.

It is our prayer that Johnie's reflux disease will heal and that he
will be able to be taken off feeding tubes and 
begin to take his food orally.




We are so very excited to watch God heal his precious little body!

If you are interested in being part of Johnie's team,
please email us at:


Please make the subject:

"Johnie's Team"

Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet Our 'Gem' Caleb



I'm so very excited to introduce you to another of our 'Gems'.

This little guy's name is

"Caleb"

He has the sweetest personality! 

Caleb has Cerebral Palsy and clubbed feet.

Yet he never lets that stop him!

Caleb is known to pull himself into a standing position,

and will even roll his way to you!

He plays the 'big brother' role to all of our 'Gems'.

He enjoys helping out whether it's feeding baby Arthur
or passing his best friend Collin a toy.

He is never far from his best friend and is always checking
to make sure he is okay!

He is such a tender-hearted little guy!


Collin,  Big Jaja {Grandpa} and Caleb!



It is our prayer that Caleb will learn to feed himself,
and even learn to walk!

He is a determined  little man and will even walk and even run
if his waist is supported.

We are so excited to watch Caleb thrive and heal!


If you are interested in being part of Caleb's team,
please email us at:


Please make the subject:

"Caleb's Team"