Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Village For Our Gems





Many months ago we began the journey of searching for a
forever home for our precious Gems.



Knowing we have been renting a place and that our space was limited it urged us, together with our board, to pray and ask God where He was calling us to settle.




We searched high and we searched low.

Time after time we would scout out land  - searching for the perfect home. 

But every time we would see a place we knew that was not where God was calling us.

We had been praying for months and we
 asked others to also pray as we searched.



Months would pass as we waited and prayed that God would guide our steps.

With each phone call to bring a new little gem in,
our hearts would ache as we had to tell them our home was full.

We were no longer able to take in another abandoned baby with special needs.

We would grieve and pray as God would open and close
the doors for abandoned little ones.

How much our hearts ached when the space was not enough to bring that little one into our home.

One particular day we set off in the afternoon to see yet another piece of land.

As we pulled up and began walking the land my jaw truly dropped open!!

I turned to Josh and shared with him if this is the place God has for us,
I would move tomorrow.

Little things we had prayed for were all around the edges of the land,
 as I turned I saw the very specific things we had prayed for.

Things only God could do!

As we went home we shared right away with our board what we had found!

We were sure it could only be God!


We prayed together and as we prayed we received emails
from others and confirming verses.

As only God would have it

We have found our place to call our forever home!

We have entered into the stages of a contract as
we pursue the land and place God has for us.

The Gem Foundation Village Coming In 2016

It will be a place of healing both physically and emotionally,

It will be a place of refuge and of a hope.

A place for abandon little ones to find a safe place to call home.



Our dream is to expand the vision by building more homes in smaller settings to best care for our children.

We dream of a church in the Gem village where our children can attend and hear more about the love of Jesus.

We dream of burial ground where our children can be laid to rest near their home.
We grieved with our hearts aching but we were so thankful to Watoto for allowing us to bury from their ministry.



We dream of a school where our children can learn and grow as well as
reaching out to our community.


We dream of a village, a place for our gems to grow, thrive and heal.

Would you please partner with us and be a part of building a village for our Gems future?

It will be a place of refuge and of hope and healing.

We can not accomplish this task alone.

We need to raise $184,000 to purchase this land so we can begin building our
Gem's forever home.

Thanks to everyone who gave so generously last year we have raised

$75,000.


Meaning we only need to raise $109,000.


To be able to purchase the land for the future home and

Village of The Gem Foundation.

For only just $0.37 you can purchase a square yard!

or


For  just $1,800 you can buy an entire acre!
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Every penny helps and no donation is to small!


This Christmas you can be apart of giving the gift that will keep giving year after year..

Join us in giving our precious gems a place to call our forever home.






There are so many ways you can be a part of building,

The Gem Foundation Village


Would you please be a part of building our permanent home for our precious Gems?

Donate Today by clicking the link below:


You can also be apart by sharing this post and encouraging others to be apart of building our Gems future home.

Together we can make this Village a reality!


If you or someone you know is interested in partnering with us and would like more info:


Send us an email at:

office@thegemfoundation.com


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello you wonderful people,

yesterday I found your page and what you do so resonates with my heart. I am a Christ from Germany who now is involved to support refugees from Syria and Irak that come in crowds but I have established an Ebay-account and all I will sell there will be donated to gem foundation.

Much light and love from a windy and rainy Germany

Heike