Thursday, March 18, 2010

Something to pray about

I had opportunity to make a new contact today. Her name is Becky and she works with the Russian Orphan Lighthouse Project. They regularly arrange trips for older Russian children to connect with American families who wish to adopt them. The recent H1N1 epidemic has temporarily halted the children's trips here, so Americans are traveling to Moscow to meet and spend time with the children. At the last minute, these children were added to Becky's list of children to place. They are the first HIV+ children she has been asked to assist, so she contacted Project Hopeful for some education and assistance. I was able to provide her with helpful information and she asked if there was anything else I could do.
It is my pleasure to share these deserving children with you. Will you join me in prayer and help advocate for them?

Meet Yuliana (girl) and Artem (boy). They are 5 and a half year old orphans from Russia. They are not twins, but are available to be placed together and are both HIV+. Aside from this health issue, they have no delays and are otherwise as healthy as can be expected.
They are yearning for a family.
If you have a passport and immediate time off, you could go to Moscow to meet them this March 25th through the 31st.

I am not kidding.

You can go.


The cost of this first trip would be not more than $1600. I have included information from their flier at the bottom of this email.

I know it's short notice, but I also know we have a mighty Heavenly Father who delights in the unanticipated. What is miraculous to us is commonplace to Him.

I am not the only one advocating for these children. The team of people praying strongly believe that someone will step forward in the next 24 hours so they could make this March trip. If this doesn't happen, there will be a trip in June.
Contact me or Becky- her information is below.
What ever is on your heart, please be praying for these lovely children who need a family.

This March, visit Russia and spend time with a Russian orphan! Travelers will choose a child, fly to Russia as a group, meet and spend time with the child in Moscow, sightsee together, and decide whether to pursue the child’s adoption. Travelers not interested in adoption are welcome to join us. Single boys and girls, ages 7-14, and sibling groups, ages 6-15, are available. The Lighthouse Project will arrange transportation in Russia, lodging, activities, and most meals. Sightseeing plans include Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and other culturally appropriate activities. Cost depends on which lodging option is selected, but ranges between $1250-1550 per person, including airfare, assuming double occupancy. This is more cost-efficient than making a “first trip” to visit a child in the standard, two-trip adoption procedure. Basic paperwork includes an application and a statewide background check. Those deciding to adopt will complete the requisite paperwork in the US, returning to Russia to finish their adoption in one trip six to nine months later. For more information, please contact trip coordinator Becky De Nooy at (616) 245-3216, or visit or

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