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I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

A Special Gift September 27, 2009

Filed under: Kids,Sarah's Covenant Homes — Lori @ 10:03 pm

You might remember some months back, I wrote a post about Kalindi and Kira being excited to bless the girls of Sarah’s Covenant Homes with a gift that would enable them to purchase silver anklets to help the girls that live there to feel special.


Kalindi and Kira with their anklets

Sarah and her daughters came to the states this summer and while she was here she mailed the girls a special package with their very own silver anklets!  They were so excited to receive some.  They had never owned any and love them.  I just thought it was sweet of Sarah to purchase a pair for my girls and bring them with her from India so that she could give them to the girls.  Aren’t they pretty?



Thank you Sarah!


Sponsor a Child September 23, 2009

Filed under: Adoption,Faith,India,Ministries,Sarah's Covenant Homes — Lori @ 12:31 pm

I want to once again bring your attention to a wonderful ministry in India to orphans.  The blog where you can read about what is going on there is linked in my sidebar, Sarah’s Covenant Homes.

Sarah has recently been writing up profiles on all her children and is looking for regular monthly sponsors to help cover the costs of taking care of these kids and providing them with the home, education, food, and healthcare that they need and deserve. 

This isn’t like just any child sponsorship program.  Sarah blogs almost daily about what is going on in her two homes and gives you glimpses into life in India as well as the special personalities of each child or young adult she cares for.  This is a ministry that truly cares about the children and giving them a home and a family.  It is really special.

You can click a link on the sidebar at Sarah’s blog to donate by PayPal, or there is an address where you can send a check if that is easier.  She has figured that it takes $150 a month to support a child for daily regular expenses – this does not include surgeries or extra medical care. 

Please prayerfully consider helping out with Sarah’s Covenant Homes’ monthly expenses.  Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated.  What a blessing it would be to watch the progress of a specific child you are helping to sponsor and see how God is using your gift to change that child’s life! 

These are the Lord’s children and precious in His sight.  Thank you for considering sponsoring a child at Sarah’s Covenant Homes.


They Got Them! April 11, 2009

Filed under: Faith,Ministries,Sarah's Covenant Homes — Lori @ 11:23 am

In case you were waiting anxiously to hear and see that the girls at Sarah’s Covenant Homes got their silver ankle bracelets, it has happened.  You can see all the photos at Sarah’s blog


Check out all the photos.  I hope those girls all feel like princesses now.  And, more than that, that they feel and know that they are special and worthy of precious gifts.  Don’t we all want to feel that way? 

Remember the most precious gift given for us,

Acts 2:22-24     “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.  God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.”


Sponsor a Surgery March 27, 2009

Filed under: Sarah's Covenant Homes — Lori @ 11:59 am

I hope that you are all checking in with Sarah’s blog to see what is going on at Sarah’s Covenant Homes.  It has been a joy for our family to pray for these kids and those that take care of them.  Sarah is great about giving you daily information about what is going on and who needs prayer.

Sarah made up a new list of needed surguries for this coming year and you can find out who the kids are that need the surgeries and how much they cost if you would like to help in some way.  Many of the surgeries are already sponsored – what a blessing that must be for Sarah and these kids.

There is also the “Operation Princess” project going on that you can help with.  You can read the update here.  They are also looking for girls dressy dresses if you would like to help with that as well.  They received enough donations for the girls to all have their silver anklets!  Yeah.  I can’t wait to see the pictures. 🙂

Look how happy a new pair of shoes and a pretty dress can make a little girl: (This is Rachel, by the way.  You can read her story here.)

Be sure and check in with Sarah at her blog and leave her a comment so she knows that you are praying for her and the kids.  There is also a paypal link on the right hand side of her site if you want to make a tax deductible donation.

Have a great weekend!   Lori


A Special Project March 17, 2009

Filed under: Faith,Kids,Life,Sarah's Covenant Homes — Lori @ 9:47 am

You may remember that I told you about a very special group of homes in India called Sarah’s Covenant Homes.  These homes’ purpose is to take in kids from government orphanages who have neurological or other special needs.  They give these kids a family style home to live in and love them, take care of their physical needs, and care about them like maybe they haven’t been cared about in their entire lives.

Sarah has a special project going.  It is called Operation Princess

operationprincesstagWouldn’t it be fun to be a part of helping the girls in her home to feel special?  Sarah speaks in her blog post about the Indian culture and how important it is to girls to have pretty, special things.  When you have these things it shows that there is someone who loves and cares for you enough to give you these special gifts.

We just received our tax refund and decided to give part of it to Sarah’s Covenant Homes.  She emailed and asked if there was a special project that we had in mind for the money.  We said that she should use it wherever it was needed.  Sarah emailed back and asked if we would like for it to go to buying ankle bracelets for the girls.  I know our gift won’t purchase them for every girl, but it will be a good start.  If you would be interested in helping out with this project or giving money for one of the many surgeries that the kids always need, please visit Sarah’s Covenant Homes and click on the donate link on the right hand side.

ankle-braceletsDo you ever find yourself thinking when it is your birthday or Christmas that there really isn’t anything that you need?  Or, do you have someone on your list that has everything and you never know what to get them?  Why not make a donation in someone’s name and give them a part in helping some children in India that society doesn’t think highly enough of to care about them.  It is such a small thing to us and our US$ goes a lot farther in India than it does here! 

Please visit Sarah’s blog.  She writes almost every day and gives such great information about the kids who are struggling and how we can pray for them.  I know your checking in and reading about the kids and praying for them is very important to Sarah and to the children. 

Matthew 25:31-40  “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’


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