Thursday, July 12, 2012

Welcome Home Lil' Renee!!!


We raise the megaphone to our lips because this announcement is worth hearing!  Skip cartwheels with us and blow up the balloons because we are celebrating!  The Wellings family is home from China with their two-year-old daughter, Renee!  

Four years ago, Tim and Lisa Wellings, felt God leading them to adopt, but they never imagined the rough road ahead.  After two years of waiting to adopt a child from Nepal, adoptions from this country were suspended, leaving the family emotionally exhausted and financially wasted.  Grief over their personal loss and for the children in Nepal weighed heavy.


"We did not know if we could find the resources or the strength to try again to adopt internationally," said Tim and Lisa.  "When we heard about Village to Village Intl. it gave us new hope and we saw it as an answer to our prayers as we looked to God to help us raise the money we needed to start again."

In January of 2011, they set out again to adopt, but this time their path led them to China.  And in March of 2012, they arrived home with their precious daughter, Renee.  Now a family of seven, sprinkled with more love and a little more pink, they thank you for your support.


"We don't always understand the ways of God, but it is an awesome thing to see God take the ashes of the failed adoption and create beauty.  We want to thank you for making it possible to bring our daughter home. Your gifts to us paid for our round trip airplane tickets and Renee's airplane ticket home. It was such a blessing. She is an amazing little girl!"












Thursday, July 5, 2012

I KNEW you were fighting for me!


 The hands on the clock stopped for one adopting family last month.  A journey that began with anticipation landed them in a detention center in a foreign country.  This family was in the process of adopting four siblings and had traveled to be with them when they were falsely accused of child trafficking and arrested.  Stuck in a detention center, they were separated from their two biological children and the four children they were adopting.  Why?  What??  How??? Questions must have flooded this family's head as they sat in the middle of "unknown." The mother commented on this time after they were released and admittedly detained for no reason:

         "I remember sitting in the detention cell wondering "how much longer?"  and asking God all the "whys" when it dawned on me...EVERY child is worth fighting for even at the expense of being detained for false accusations." - Christine Moghadam

In the midst of this "unknown" situation their 13-yr-old adopted son said that he KNEW his new parents would fight for him and the rest of his siblings.  His hope during this unknown situation is beautiful.

It is the reason Village to Village Intl. exists.  It is the reason we invite you to join us.  We want vulnerable children to KNOW that someone has their back and that they are worth every ounce of effort.



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