Tuesday, August 4, 2015

One Year Of Gems

We have just recently had the incredible Joy of celebrating one year of caring for our Gems!

I sit here trying to put into words all that God has done here in our Home at
 The Gem Foundation.

Words don’t seem to do it justice...Moments flash through my memory.

Oh how I wish to share those precious moments with you.

We look back over this past year and we celebrate all that God has done!

It has been one year since we opened our doors and welcomed 
our first 11 gems through our partner Organization Watoto Childcare ministries.

We laughed as God brought us all boys and wondered when our girls would come!

Overnight our quiet empty home was full of life and love and now running 24 hour care!

What Joy as we were humbled and honoured that God would use us to 
be able to love and care for His most precious gems.

There was little sleep in the first few months, 
but with each baby placed in my arms we fell more in love.

Little by little word spread and soon phone calls were never 
ending and little by little we grew one gem at a time..

Some joined our home through other Orphanage referrals and 
some joined our home through heart breaking abandonment.

Our arms slowly got fuller and our hearts overflowed with God’s faithfulness 
as He met each and every need at just the right timing.

More cribs were ordered and more spaces where turned into bedrooms! 

Here we are now just one year later, 

We can't believe all that has taken place this year.

We Rejoice in His Faithfulness, in His provision, In His Redeeming Restoration.

All because of Jesus.

We celebrated with lots of food, jump houses for the Gems and of course lots of music.

We are so humbled and amazed that we would have the incredible Joy
 of caring for our precious Gems!

We danced and we sung of His Goodness.

Because a Celebration wouldn't be complete without a dance off!

Our Bethany had secretly, unbeknownst to us, 
been working on a song to sing for this special day!

Tears fill my eyes. 

Our Gems have a voice that's just waiting to be heard.

Sweet Bethany sang her heart out!!

Even our Joey got into the action of the Jump houses!

Our arms are full and so are our hearts.

We can't wait to see all that God does in this next year!

One year later,

There have been 30 precious gems cared for and loved!

One precious Gem resettled with her loving family!

Three precious Gems in heaven with Jesus - we miss them everyday!

There are 26 Gems that we currently care for!

28 Staff who lovingly and diligently care for our Gems.

Two years ago we sat at a table just four of us praying for this day.

We never would have imagined what God would do.

You are so Faithful!!

Together we are restoring the value of Special Needs,
One precious Gem at time.

All glory to you Jesus!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Surgery for Shanita

This week I received a phone call from my dear friend Eunice. 

She shared with me that she knew of a child born with

special needs and she knew that I needed to meet with them.

We quickly arranged for them to come the following day and for us to meet with the family.

We were so touched by Mama Gorettie's dedicated love and care for her precious baby girl.

She deeply loves her and cares for her so well.

When she realised that her daughter had some special needs,

she didn't lose that love for her, but instead reached out for help.

She went to a hospital but found she was unable to

afford the high cost of medical care.

She had no choice but to return home and wait.

As God would have it, He crossed our paths at the perfect timing.

Meet precious baby Shanita and Mama Gorettie

Isn't Shanita adorable?

We are so grateful for the privilege of walking beside Mama Gorettie and

baby Shanita as we journey this road of healing together! 

Mama Gorettie and Shanita will be joining The Gem Foundation's 

Community Outreach to families with children with special needs.

We will be sponsoring her medical care and treatment - through Ruby's Friends

the medical arm of International Voice of the Orphan.

Would you consider being a part of sponsoring 

the medical treatment for Shanita?

If so, please donate here.

Above all else please be praying for Mama Gorettie and baby Shanita!

We are so thankful to have them be part of our Community Outreach

and we can't wait to see all that God does in their lives.

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


"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:


Make the subject "Pearl"

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