Wednesday, January 9, 2013

There is another blog in town....

Hi Joseph's fan club!

Thank you all for being interested in Joseph's story and wanting to help find his forever family.

If you would like to know more about other orphans who are looking for their families,
come follow http://everyorphandeservesafamily.blogspot.com/ to hear about more orphans who are desiring forever families.

Thanks everyone! God bless!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Zai Jian Didi.

After coming back from SFCV, I realized how much Joseph and I became so close though:
-Pinky promising I would come over to his house.
-Walking him to his house after every lunch
-Washing and feeding the dogs
-Playing outside
-Making goofy videos
-Being able to share with him that he needs to pray for a family
-Holding hands as we went outside SFCV for a couple of dinner outings
-Spoiling him my last night by having him come to BBQ and DQ.

All I can say is that he literally is my brother. I will never forget the time when I was talking to Philip about having just one brother. Joseph immediatly corrected me by shouting:
"No, you have two brothers! I am your brother too!"

As I close this blog for good, I just want to take this opportunity in thanking you all for your prayers and support financially in helping Joseph find his forever family! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Without you, the family would not have been able to continue on with the adoption!

Most importantly though, I want to thank God for allowing Joseph to have a family. God was the one who heard Joseph's desperate cry of desiring to have that bond of a family. I'm just so thankful that the Lord answered it!

Before I leave, please continue to pray for Joseph. He is still grieving over not having his best friend Philip around and still is not having hope that he will have a forever family.
Also, the family is still in need of support financially for not only adopting Joseph but also adopting their other son Eli. If you are willing to help this family, please check out:
http://adventure4eli.blogspot.com/

Well Joseph, you have a family. You have a mom who is prepared to smoother you with hugs and kisses, you have a dad who keeps your picture in his phone and shows it off to everyone he sees, and you have siblings who can't wait to see how awesome you truly are.
 I am so happy for you Joseph and can't wait to see you again!

Friday, August 3, 2012

And here's Joseph

video
For all of those of you who don't know, Joseph's family received their PA yesterday,
-If you want to know about his adoption and ways to support it, please look on the http://adventure4eli.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Joseph and his pin


A couple of days ago at SFCV, we had a huge team who came to visit just for the morning. One of the ladies on the team asked me politely: "Can we give the kids pins?" Without even thinking about it, I told her yes and so she gave one to Joseph and Seth.
When I was about to walk Joseph home from lunch, I saw that his pin was an United States and Texas flag.

Joseph's forever family is from Texas!!!!

I immediately told him he needed to place the pin in a safe place and to not lose it! What I didn't realize was that he would want to wear it all the time.
So now Joseph has been wearing this pin on his shirt everyday. I love seeing it because it is a reminder of his family back in Texas. He does not know this right now but he will hopefully understand that his forever family was with him way before Gotcha day. :)

If you would like to know more about Joseph's family and to help support them in their adoption, please see the link:  http://adventure4eli.blogspot.com/
You can also see http://reecesrainbow.org/38743/joseph to donate to the adoption fee.

Thank you all for your prayers and support. Keep praying for a quick PA!! :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

A family wants Joseph.

Last night, I stayed up until 2am.

Yes.......... 2am.

It was pretty crazy for me to do this especially since I had my therapy session with an SFCV autistic boy at 8:30am the following morning along with a full day of therapy.

It was worth it though because I found out that:
"JOSEPH'S FILE IS LOCKED WITH A FAMILY!!!"

I have been hearing this statement the whole day and still can't believe it. Did God really answer our prayers about Joseph? He really will have the opportunity to have the love from a family?
 God is so good!!!!!

Now prayer warriors, are you ready for what's next? Ready to pray or support?

-The family is in need of $2,500 after they receive Pre-approval (approved by China to adopt) to pay their agency in processing Joseph's adoption. They are hoping to have the PA soon which means
 They need $2,500 in 5-7 days!! Pray PA will come soon and that they will have all the money to continue on with the adoption process. (If you would like to contribute to supporting this adoption, please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link.)
-Pray for Joseph's heart both physically to stay strong until his family (I LOVE saying this) comes to SFCV and emotionally as Joseph will see Philip (his BFF) leave on Sunday.
-Joseph will not know about his family until they receive the last part of the adoption process so please pray he will keep hope alive of having the chance of a family. I was telling him today how important it to keep praying for a family.

*Note: Joseph's family has give him the name Kai Joseph. In PayPal, you will be contributing to "Help Kai now by adventure 4 eli."



 If you want to contribute to the $2,500, please go to this PayPal link:
http://www.chipin.com/contribute/id/e81174982902b741
If you want to contribute to the travel and orphanage fee, please go to Reece's Rainbow Adoption Ministry link: http://reecesrainbow.org/38743/joseph

Thank you. We all appreciate you being so willing to pray for this sweet boy and contribute to having the opportunity of being loved by a family.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HE will give Joseph a family.

 Before I continue with another post, I want to thank you all for your pr@yers. Prayer seems so simple yet it can cause such a power miracle if the L@rd allows to fulfill it.
I know from previous experience as my 23 year old cousin just survived a cardiac arrest.  Now 2 1/2 weeks later, he is at home, living it up with his brother, parents, and friends.
A modern day miracle, PTL!

 Now back to Joseph, I have had some doubts whether he would ever be adopted. What if he won't be able to have the love of a mother, discipline of a father, or the friendship of a sibling? After hearing about my cousin though and the miracle G demonstrated, my faith increased for the hope that Joseph would have a family. 

After my latest post, a family has expressed interest in TRYING to adopt Joseph. They are paper ready and want to add Joseph into their adoption process as well as another 10 year old boy that they are currently in the process of adopting. Can you imagine Joseph with a little brother who is from China as well??? I totally can! :)

I want to share this with you all not to stop pr@ying for Joseph but to CONTINUE to pr@y for him. We do not know if this family is his family but we can keep them in our pr@yers as they seek wisdom from the L@rd. Also, If you are interested in helping with Joseph's future family adoption process, please check out http://reecesrainbow.org/38743/joseph

Thank you all again for expressing interest in Joseph. He has been doing better this week. He is spending all his time with Philip and I must say, they are hilarious together. Please also remember to pr@y for Joseph as Philip will leave this Sunday as well.

If the L@rd can heal my cousin from a cardiac arrest, HE WILL GIVE JOSEPH A FAMILY :)
1 Thessalonians 5:17

Monday, July 16, 2012

Joseph is losing hope.......

One week ago, I woke up to the exciting news: Philip's ( an older boy at SFCV) family received travel approval, meaning that they will be able to pick up their son in about 2-3 weeks. I was so excited all morning and couldn't wait to be there when he found out for the first time that he had a family.

I pushed Philip to the visitor/staff inn where the adoption liaison gave him a family album to tell about his forever family. There were so many visitors watching this special event that I couldn't believe how many cameras were flashing to capture this precious moment. It was so exciting that I was just smiling through the whole event. Could you image being a 13 year old orphan and finding out there is a family that wants you?

As I was watching Philip gleam over every photo of his family, I noticed a boy looking through the window of the inn..... 

It was Joseph.


I immediately jumped out of my seat and rushed outside to Joseph peering through the window. SFCV desires for the orphan to hear about their forever family alone rather than having other orphans around them during this special time. I tried to distract Joseph and said:
" Come on Joseph, let's go home!"
"Where's Philip?"
"He is busy. Let's just go home."
"What is Philip doing?"
 "You will see Philip soon but you need to go home Joseph."

"He has a family."

The bantering went on for a while but once he said that comment, it felt like a knife went through my heart. I couldn't even say yes, I just nodded my head.

Then started the longest walk to his house. Since I have been here, I have usually been the one to walk Joseph to his home because he always asks me. He likes to hold my hand and jokingly tells me he doesn't want to go home.
This walk was however different. I first had to gently push him to the direction of his house and keep focus on going home rather than thinking about his good friend leaving him. Joseph didn't want to hold my hand and even though he didn't talk through the whole walk, I knew he was hurting inside.

My friend has even told me that Joseph has said:

" I have given up hope of ever having a family."
" Who am I going to play with when Philip leaves?"

-Please lift up Joseph to the Father. Even though he has given up hope of ever having a family, the Father has not and will never!!!!! :)
-Also lift up the transition phase of Joseph losing another friend at SFCV.
-And lastly, please lift up Joseph's forever family wherever they may be. Pr*y the Father would reveal to them that Joseph belongs to their family.

 
 This is Joseph, myself, Philip, and another intern Mari.