Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Anouncement

Drum Roll Please.....
The Heim Family has officially begun the process to adopt a four year old girl named Bianca (not her real name), from Ukraine. I will go further to say that she is one of the precious angels that Project Hopeful has been advocating for. http://www.reecesrainbow.com/newsite/angelhiv.html hit this link and scroll to the end of this page and you will see her.
The site proclaims, "My family found me!"

We sure did.

My prayer is that more of these children will be found by their families, and soon.

The kids are excited and have no qualms about sharing the fact that she is coming home, as well as her HIV status. We realized right away that God is calling us to bring HIV into the light and dispel the fear it brings. It is a lot to put on a little girl, but God has a plan for my little Sunny, as I like to call her, and we will obey his will.
As you can imagine, along with this news are the usual comments, only they have stepped up a notch.

"You're going to heaven for sure"

This was said with utmost kindness, and the person meant well. The thing is, I am going to heaven for sure. Not because I adopted some children, but because my Heavenly Father adopted me.

Ephesians 1:5
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will...

I don't adopt the children so I'll go to heaven, I adopt them because I am going to heaven.

James 2:14-18
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

Dear friends, God is asking each of us to do something. To evidence our faith through our deeds.

He asks me to mother his children.

What does he ask you to do?

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

wooohooo! congrats to your whole family!!

Melissa said...

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Sunny is just perfect. She is a beauty!

Audrey said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN! and WOOHOOOOOO! Another precious child finds a family! I am so happy for you and your family and for that beautiful little girl. Yea God!

Melinda said...

Yeah!!!! I just looked at the website last night and noticed that it said my family has found me, so awesome!!!!!

soontobemomof9 said...

Amen! You nailed it! Not so we can go to heaven, but because we ARE going to heaven.... LOVE IT!

Shannon- said...

You found her!!!! Yeah!!!

I love how you always include the word in your messages. It helps me in my studies.

Congratulations!

Brian and Autumn said...

so happy for you guys!!!!

Brian and Autumn said...

she is absolutely adorbale!!

Babs said...

So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding.~ Hebrews 6:1, NLT

WOW! You dear friends of ours are a living light to this scripture. Amen!
Hugs & Smoochies to all!
PCCM

Babs said...
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sue said...

What a blessing she will be! Congrats soon to be mom of 6 (so far) :)

Love,

Sue

Tesney said...

Hi! We are also adopting a child God sent to us via Reece's Rainbow. I love how you explained why you adopt. Would you mind if I referenced you on my blog? Looking forward to following your journey!

traci said...

Tesney,
if you think I can be any help at all feel free to us my blog.
Traci

Matthew and Amanda said...
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Matthew and Amanda said...

TRACI!!! I knew it when I read your comment on my blog and was anxiously awaiting the details. So excited for you and your growing family! God is so good isn't he??

Amanda

"Indescribable" said...

Awesome! She's beautiful and now has a family! Can't wait to follow your journey! Love your heart!
Maria

Our journey following Christ said...

Ahhhhhh!! So excited for you and her! What a little doll!

I love your reminder about our going to heaven because God adopted us. That's it in a nutshell. "Not be anything that we have done but by His mercy He saved us..."

My husband and I also needed to come up with THE answer to the people who say, "You are such wonderful people."

Here it is...I learned it from a friend from Ghana...the answer is, "It is my joy." Pure and simple. Love it.

You can use it.

Blessings and congratulations,
Laura

Lauren said...

Traci...did not know you were blogging!!!! Glad to hear about your news...I am so very blessed to see the way God is working through your family.

positivelyorphaned said...

I don't know how it took me this long to find your blog. I'm so excited Bianca has a family coming for her. I just got back from an HIV orphanage in her country. We had SO much fun playing with the children. Congrats! I'm going to link to your blog and follow along as she comes home.