Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sneak Peek at Our 'Gems' Nursery!

We are so very close to opening our doors and we can hardly wait!

When we first found our home it was in need of some major repairs.

One of the many repairs being made was having running water put upstairs!

Because of our homes old history we had a long list of repairs to make!

Yet, it has been so fun to see our house turn into a home.

Little by little it has really changed into something beautiful.

Freshly painted walls.

Broken floors mended, pipes fixed and electricity put in places it wasn't before!

What an incredible journey and privilege it's been to really see this all unfold.

Besides all of our final details being made to transfer our 'Gems'
we are so very close.

I picture the laughter and the joy that is soon going to be filling our home.

Soon, little ones, soon!

This dream long ago planted by God is about to become a reality!!

And we can hardly wait!

As I pondered the many final details falling into place..

I got to thinking and decided I had to share a sneak peek of our Home.

In case you haven't checked out our website you won't want to miss it!

We are still finishing a few design details for the Nursery,
 but I am really loving what our home is turning into!

Our Home exists to "Love the Broken,
Strengthen the Weak and Encourage the Weary!"

Here is a little sneak peek of our 'Gems' nursery!

Isn't it darling?!

We have been so very blessed by your generous donations 
that have made this all possible!

On behalf of our 'Gems' that will soon be filling their Nursery,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

{We are still finishing a few touches of Nursery #2.}

Please be praying for us in the days ahead as we prepare,
and that the final details would fall into place!

Little ones, soon, we're coming for you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Medical Needs? Completely Funded!!

This morning we woke up to some incredible news!

Because of you my sweet friends and your incredible generosity,

Our Medical Needs have been completely funded!

I am overcome with emotion and gratefulness.

Our 'Gems' will now be able to have life saving medical equipment
 available here at our home!

But that's not all!

We also found out the amazing news that,

our Wheelchair Ramp has also been funded!!

Now are 'Gems' will be able to freely wheel around our compound and home!

I am sure many wheelchair races are in our near future!

I am humbled and blown away by your love and generosity!

We are now able to move forward in finalizing the final details
 needed to bring our 'Gems' home.

What a glorious day it will be to officially open our doors and
welcome them home.

In the meantime please be praying for us,
as we finalize details for our home,
For the staff, and for our 'Gems' that will very soon be joining us!

We can hardly wait!

Soon, little ones, soon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Update on Medical Needs

We are so very close to opening our doors here at

We as a staff can hardly wait  -
the anticipation is building!!

So soon and our home will be filled with laughter and such joy!

What a glorious day it will be when we welcome our 'Gems' home.

Photo Credit: Teri Gosse

Many of you may have seen our post and need for medical supplies
as we prepare to open our doors!

Your comments and emails have so touched my heart
as well as your beautiful donations!

So many emailed and commented asking if you could donate 
American Medical equipment.

Your offer and generosity so blessed us!

I am so sad to say that because of the different voltage situation -
 it fries the medical equipment that is brought from overseas.

This is why we must purchase locally!

Due to lack of Medical supplies here in Uganda,
we want to be prepared for every need that our Children will have.

No doubt our needs seemed huge to me -
but we prayed and published the post!
In the meantime, we are so very excited to share that
we have been searching and the Lord
led us to a place 
where we can buy home medical equipment
instead of hospital/industrial medical equipment -
this will save about half the cost - 
cutting our needs in almost half
which means we only have


left to raise!

And we also still are in need of a wheelchair ramp....

Would you please consider helping us get 
The Gem Foundation 
completely ready for 
the little ones God has intended for us?


On behalf of our 'Gems' - 
Thank you to all our generous supporters!

Your generous gifts could very well save a life!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

They're Coming!!!

Oh friends,
it's really happening!!

The dreams long planted are about to be reality!

Ready for this??

There have been some very important meetings
here in Uganda and
we can officially announce that there are
some organizations and ministries
who are ready to entrust us with
some of their special needs treasures!!

They are "lining up"!!

We are literally a short time away from bringing
some Gems home!

But there are just a couple of things that must be accomplished  
as we are prepare to open our doors here at

Soon, soon, soon and precious 'Gems' will be joining us!

We can hardly wait!

Today we had the opportunity to meet with 
some incredible women who have walked the road before us!

We were so blessed to be able to sit and chat with them as they shared
their many thoughts, needed advice,  
valuable wisdom and sweet encouragement!

So thankful to be able to learn from those who have walked before us!

As we prepare for our 'Gems' 
we have to prepare ahead of time for the needs they will have.

One of our biggest needs is Medical Equipment.

In order for us to handle each of their specific needs
we must be prepared so when that moment comes we are ready!

It could be the very thing that would save our 'Gems' life.

Our needs seem so big to my human mind!

But I have no doubt that God will provide for each and every need that we have.

 Our needs for our 'Gems' will include:

Suction Machine - $1,600 

 2 Oxygen Tanks and Concentrator -  $320.00

Regulator - $320.00

Nebulizer - $320.00

Pulse Oximeter - $3,000

Miscellaneous medical supplies - $500.00

Total we will need to get started:  $6,060 

This is really happening!!!

Would you consider being a part of providing 
for the upcoming medical needs?

Donate by PayPal:

Donate by check:
International Voice of the Orphan
3820 W Happy Valley Rd
Suite 141 - #510
Glendale, AZ 85310
Memo:  The Gem Foundation Medical Needs

Oh dear friends, they're coming, they're coming, 
they're really, really, really coming!! 

Can you feel the excitement coming from Uganda?

On behalf of the precious Gems of Uganda,
thank you, thank you, thank you!!