Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Home For Pearl



In the beginning of May we received a phone call...

On the other end of the line I began to hear the story of a 

sweet little girl who had been abandoned.

The government called us and asked us to take her...

Within hours of us saying "Yes!"...

she arrived...

scared, fragile and so very sick.

Her weak little body and eyes looked so hollow,

filled with much pain and sorrow.

But we had no way of knowing what was behind her gaze.

With much prayer we choose the name,

Pearl Suubi

Meaning,

"Precious Gem of Hope"

We couldn't think of a more perfect or prophetic name for her!

God had brought her home for such a time as this.

Her immune system is weak and she came home with a bad case of Malaria.

Over the few weeks she has been home with us,

 she has spent countless hours at the hospital.

The doctors have run test after test.

We are still awaiting more test results.

Before long we began to see a miraculous transformation!

She now smiles and laughs and enjoys playing ball with the help of others.

Her joy can't be contained!

Would you please be praying for healing for our sweet Pearl?






Pearl Suubi

 currently does not have any sponsors.

Would you prayerfully consider joining Pearl's team by sponsoring her today?

For more information on our sponsorship program,

you can email us at:

office@thegemfoundation.com

Make the subject "Pearl"

Above all else please be praying for healing for our sweet girl!



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Birthdays in Heaven...




With loss there is such incredible heart ache,

grief and sorrow.

We as a family mourn the loss of three of our precious 'gems'.

If you had asked me before this season,

 when this time would come,

 I would have never imagined it would be so soon.


Just 2 months after opening our doors,

we would be awoken to screams of, "He's not breathing!!"

CPR was administrated and as we rushed to the ER,

 we would tremble with grief as our youngest Arthur passed away in my arms.





Then just a month later in October,

 three months to the day our home opened,

we would be preparing for the burial of our sweet Jason.



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Our hearts ached yet again in March when our Elisa passed away.


So soon our hearts and arms would ache for three of our precious boys.

Seeing their empty cribs and longing for one more snuggle and kiss goodnight.

Losing a child leaves a terrible ache and sorrow,

unlike any pain I've ever experienced.

It leaves a raw empty place inside your heart.

and as we ache with the loss of their earthly bodies,

 we cling to the hope of someday holding our sweet boys again!

We rejoice that their bodies no longer restrict them in pain.

That they no longer suffer from seizures.

Yet we cry and we grieve.

I dream of what it's like for them to finally walk for the very first time.

Oh heaven - somedays you seem so very far away.

As we grieve,

we remember the special moments we shared.

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Speaking recently with Jason's nanny,

she shared with me that inside of her heart it aches so terribly.

Some days when she thinks about him her body shivers with grief,

so much so that speaking about him hurts and leaves a raw pain.

~

Oh my precious Jason you were so very, very loved.

Just weeks before we would have been celebrating

Jason's seventh birthday party he met Jesus.

Never would I have imagined that he wouldn't

get to celebrate his special day with him.

~



Today marks another birthday in heaven.

Today our precious  and ever-joyful Elisha would have turned six years old.

I can only imagine what a birthday is like in heaven,

healed and whole.

No more pain, laughing and running like he longed to do!

What a sight it would be to see!

And today,

We Remember.

We will make the cake and we will celebrate.

Because we choose Joy for the life Elisha lived -

for the life our precious Jason and Arthur lived.

And we remember.

Because my sweet boys you won't ever be forgotten.

So privileged am I to have loved you if only for a short while.





Sometime back after the loss of my first baby, God gave me this verse

and it brings so much comfort to my heart.

If you or someone you know has known the grief and loss of a child or a loved one,

I pray that this brings your heart healing and comfort.

"As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you" 
-Isaiah 66:13

I love you my precious Arthur, Jason and Elisha.

You, my boys, are missed with every single breath.

Dance with Jesus my sweet boys.

Dance.

Xoxo

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Would You Help?

This past month some of our Gems have been really struggling.

Their health deteriorating we have spent countless hours to and from doctors.

But still the results are unknown. 

We wait and we pray and we trust in Jesus.

As we care for the vulnerable Gems, there are more medical costs then we
have the ability to pay for.  The needs can actually feel
overwhelming!

I felt I needed to share with all of you, praying
that some can help.

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Opio


Our little Opio has had some congestion and was having difficulty breathing,
we rushed him to the hospital and the doctors proceeded to
 test him for a variety of things.

They then requested he have an X-ray,
 and the doctors found something they are concerned about and
that they brought to our attention.

Something that could be life threatening!

We desperately need the results.

Opio's Echocardiogram and consultation with 
Heart Specialist - $350


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Jane

Jane has been having frequent seizures and the neurologist has
requested we send her for an MRI
to find out what is going on in her body.

Jane's MRI - $300. 

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Jonah

Jonah has also been having frequent seizures where he can collapse
at any moment and go into shock from his seizures. 

The neurologist has told us he needs an MRI urgently to find out
the cause for his seizures.

Jonah's MRI - $300.




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Anita                                                                                                        Haura


Both our Anita and Haura have been having frequent seizures and there is difficulty
finding the cause of the type of seizures they are having. 

 The doctors have told us that they both need to have an

 EEG

 for us to know what is happening in her body.

Anita's EEG - $200.
Haura's EEG - $200.

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The need is so great for our
 Gems to receive the medical care they desperately need.

Would you please pray with us for them?
For provision?


Opio  $350
Jane   $300
Jonah $300
Anita $200
Haura $200
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Total needed:  $1,350. 

Would you be willing to help the Gems?


Donate 

Thank you so much in advance 
for loving some most vulnerable Gems...