1. I'm praying the St. Andrew novena starting today (the feast of St. Andrew) for 15 days, praying for a family to step forward for Anthony.* He's the sweet looking boy at the top of the blog: 5 years old, with CP, and needs a family asap. He has a substantial adoption grant that will defray international adoption costs. Right now--we need to pray for his family to have the courage to step forward! Please consider joining me!
2. And since a growing grant fund builds hope and is a real help to the future parents, I am stumping for funds again, but with a twist. I'll give away a copy of Dear Communion of Saints (signed if you want, or an ebook version if you want) to a randomly chosen person who donates to Anthony's fund (housed at Reece's Rainbow**) through this chip-in. ANY size donation, including a single dollar, will be accepted for this giveaway! But you need to donate by Dec 14th 11:59pm central time. Thank you, everyone! Please spread the word if you can!
*If you're coming to this as a Protestant Christian, I know novenas raise eyebrows. Think of it as an extended period of intercessory prayer, praying without ceasing. That's how I see it anyway. And it's called the St. Andrew novena simply because it traditionally begins on the Feast of St. Andrew. The prayer is to God! Always!
**Reece's Rainbow is a 501C3 organization and accepts donations in any currency through Paypal. It is an brilliant organization and you can find out more at http://www.reecesrainbow.org .