Mina is a precious little girl recently rescued from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who is now finally home with her forever family! She had been without a mother or father to love her & care for her each day. No one to rock her, kiss her gently or tell her she's loved. She is blessed with an extra chromosome known as Down syndrome, which for her that meant a life of being viewed as worthless in the country she was born into & a life without hope. Because of this her parents gave her up at the age of 6 months when they found out the diagnosis & from there her life progressivly went down hill. We are the Gower family residing in OKC who recently adopted this little angel. She was extremely malnourished and unable to do just about anything when we first met her. She will be 2 in January & is the size of a 3-6 month old weighing 14lbs. She continues to amaze us at how quickly she is progressing with love and nutrition. She has learned to sit up, roll over, feed herself finger foods, hold her own bottle and loves to interact with toys and other children. Her life has changed so much in such a short period of time and will forever be changed! Thank you Lord for putting a burden on our hearts to rescue this little blessing and making her apart of our family!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fliers are off!

Fliers are off getting printed and cut and once finished I will take them and drop them off so they can be stuffed in 500 bags to be handed out to families in OKC!  Yay!!!

Please pray with us that the Lord won't just use this as a tool to help us receive donations for our adoption, but that the Lord will open the eyes of His people to see the need for these orphans and help in any way they can through prayer, through giving, or through adopting a child of their own.  I pray that the Lord will just use this as a tool to put a desire in many hearts to seek Him and His word about adoption and orphans and that people would go to the websites and see all the children in need and that God would put a burning desire on hearts to do something about it!!! It's pretty crazy to think that around 40% of Americans have thought of adoption and only 1% actually go through with it.  Can you imagine how many children could be saved and have a much greater life filled with Love?

Hope you all like the flyer. I'm not the greatest with computery stuff :) LOL
Sorry it's a little blurry- this is about the only way I could get it posted on the blog.


Molly said...

Myla and Mina have the exact same nose!!!

babyarnie said...

So happy to see this little angel getting a Mommy and Daddy. She always stole my heart when looking at her picture. Can't wait to follow your journey.

the Gower Fam said...

Thanks so much!! She definitely stole our heart :) Molly, I agree with you! :)