Prayer Requests

                                                First, we need urgent prayers for Webit.
                                     She is a little girl who attends the care-point at Trees of Glory.

Her sponsor family went to Ethiopia recently because they are in the process of adopting a little boy.  The took a day trip to visit Webit.  They couldn't help but notice that she was limping and in extreme pain.  She had to be carried by her sister to the day center so that she could meet her sponsor family.  She had a deformity on her leg and a bad infection on her foot.

When they returned home, they contacted  Karen  and  Children's Hopechest.  Since then, Hopechest has been navigating the complex process of getting treatment for Webit's injuries and illness.  Because her family is too poor to pay for treatment, Hopechest had to show they could acquire funding for her care.

Here is the note we received from the team in Ethiopia today:  
On Friday Webit was admitted to the Hospital and had a successful surgery on her right leg. The doctor was able to cut 10 centimeter bone which bended her leg. They have sent the sample of the bone to Pathological center whether to check it has a tendency to grow again.  According to the doctor the process will take about 20 days. Then they will decide the next step. For now, she is doing well and recovering. 

As of today, there is $3,300 in Webit's medical fund and your prayers and concern have made an incredible difference.  Her family is expressing their deep and heart-felt gratitude - they are feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time!

To donate to Webit's medical fund, go to http://www.hopechest.org/
Click on GIVE
Under "Choose a Fund", select DESIGNATED GIFT
Enter ET2119000 for the account code
Enter MEDICAL in the notes area.

Pray that God gives wisdom to her doctors as they decide her best treatment options.

                                                             Pray for Kiril
                  The following information is from Linny at  "A Place Called Simplicity"     
                                      To read more about Kirill, click on her name.
Kirill was found by his mommy and daddy on an adoption list.  They worked feverishly to get all his paperwork in so they could bring him home.  And during that time of working to bring Kirill home they found that Kirill is the first child from his region in Russia EVER to be adopted with Down Syndrome.  

A birth mother keeping her child with DS is unheard of in this area of the world. Adoptions of children with DS just don't happen in this region, these children are literally hidden away from society in orphananges and mental institutions. As it turns out Kirill would be a pioneer. If Kirill's adoption was approved, it would pave the way for other children with special needs to be adopted from this region as well.

                        And so just two weeks ago, Kirill's mom and dad were there in
                 Russia headed to court to fulfill the necessary steps to bring Kirill home...

                                                     and they were loving on Kirill....
and after enduring five agonizing hours of difficult questioning before the judge...with strong statements on their behalf from two doctorstwo social workers and the Minister of Children's Services fighting on their and Kirill's behalf...and prepared for the court's stamp of approval,

the Judge gave her ruling:
"Your application to adopt is rejected" 
The Judges reasoning:
Kirill is "not socially adaptable" due to his "medical condition" and he is better off in an institution than in a home with a family.   
The judge actually went out of the way to tell the family that everything is alright with them and they could adopt a "typical" child.  Linny is asking  for us to "do battle on our knees for Kirill".  The parents are appealing to their Supreme Court.

              They are asking you to pray and fast (one or two meals) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

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