Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reclaim Orphans in Uganda

  I have mentioned before our friends John and Amber Heeley and the organization they started called Reclaim Orphans.  It exists as a resource to those who are interested in orphan care, in every aspect, not only through adoption.  There are so many ways to get involved in orphan care even if you don't feel led to adopt.  There is great need in the local foster care system, there are adoption funds you can donate to for those who want to adopt but can't afford it and you can help fund orphanages internationally for those children who don't have forever families.  The launch event of Reclaim Orphans was Saturday and it was a huge success.  There were over 100 people gathered together to find out how they too could become involved in the care of these sweet children.  It warmed my heart to see so many people wanting to live out a calling they have in their lives. I am excited to see how God is going to grow this organization!

  Thom and I have had the privilege of being a part of this group and seeing it grow from an idea to reality.  In August, Thom and I are joining 12 other members of the Reclaim Orphans team and traveling to Uganda.  We are going to witness first hand the orphan crisis and how we can best use our resources here to help so many in need there.  We will be visiting orphanages, of course, but also HIV/Aids clinics, and IDP camps among others.  On a personal note, there is a very good possibility that Thom and I will be able to meet the child/children that will one day be members of our family...they will be Astas!  This just gets me so excited thinking about it even though it will be very hard to leave them!

 This is where you come in. In order to make this happen Reclaim Orphans needs to raise funding for the trip. We hope to buy plane tickets by the end of April so time is of the essence!  Any amount can make a difference.  You can share in our journey there as many of us will be blogging and keeping in touch via facebook and twitter.  If you feel led to donate beyond that, Reclaim Orphans also appreciates your donation to our general fund and/or adoption fund as well.  How exciting to be a part of something new and to watch it grow from a fledgling organization to a huge movement that gives hope and saves the lives of so many children that were once without hope.

  I know that not all of us are called to adopt, but we are all called to care for these forgotten children.  Will you please join us in making a difference today?  

  To make a tax deductible donation please visit this link

  With much love...

** If you'd rather donate by check, just let me know and I'll give you my address or you can send it directly to Reclaim Orphans.


1 comment:

  1. oh, my heart! [this is it.]

    excited for you. will pray for this trip & this ministry!