Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Warner Family Needs Help!! ASAP!


I'm copying my friend, Cathy's blog who copied her friend Christie's blog post because she says it better than I/ we ever could . . .

Lisa Warner is landlocked in the Ukraine. She and her husband traveled overseas to ransom a child and bring him home. Fundraising was ALWAYS a struggle for the Warner's. I am begging you now, for all you know, to share this story and donate ANY AMOUNT to their FSP.

*yes, I know their FSP looks good and hearty...looks can be deceiving. When they traveled they had less than $10,000 in their FSP (adoption costs more than double that). They have now paid for one round of travel, the adoption, and all paperwork to come home. They paid for return tickets and LOST $350 for having to cancel those flights. I personally would love to their FSP hit $15,500. Lisa has not asked for ANY OF THIS. This is on my heart alone*

Joshua, their son, is sick. The Embassy doctor will not release him for travel. She believes he has pneumonia--however, she will NOT treat him for pneumonia and neither will any other doctor they have seen because they do not believe he has pneumonia.

They contacted the CDC with the xrays and doctor's reports they have---CDC is giving the doctors a few options. Wait it out (6-8 weeks and retest) or surgically obtain sputum samples to test of TB and risk Joshua's life.

The Warner's are in a very precarious situation. Lisa's sister was found deceased in her apartment by Lisa's mother. Lisa's mother has been caring for their other young boy, Jacob, at home in Michigan.

It is very likely Lisa and Dave will allow the surgical procedure to test for TB and rule it out. This is not an easy decision, nor is it safe for Joshua. The doctor who refuses to let them leave has said she does not want to do this test because it puts Joshua in danger. The doctor is consulting with her team but will ultimately leave the decision up to Lisa and Dave.

They need funds. I would love to see $6,000 more raised for their FSP. Dave has been without income for over a month now. Dave could lose his job over all of this. I pray that does not happen; but it is a real fear and one that needs prayers.

I have nothing to offer you, nothing to entice you with. No fancy cameras. No iPad. No Kindle. Nothing except the comfort in knowing you have helped bless the Warner's in a much needed manner.

You can donate directly to their FSP here http://www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorwarner

You can follow Lisa's blog at BUILDING OUR VILLAGE

Please do anything you can, share, donate, PRAY.

There are literally stranded in a foreign country with little assistance at this point.


"I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." Isaiah 45:2-3 (NIV) 
 This is Steph . Our community never fails. Please if you cannot donate, than please pray and if you can donate than pray too . Pray that God shows them the way, and opens all the doors for them. In addition to being detained in Ukraine, Lisa is dealing with the loss of her sister, as Christie wrote above. Her family is separated on two continents and trying to deal with two devastatingsituations. I cannot even begin to imagine how they all feel, when, what they all need is to just be together right now. They could potentially be looking at being detained in Ukraine for weeks. Financially this is going to be extremely difficult and draining.  I know God is always in control (and if you can see that right now, please share) Sometimes we are blind to why and how He leads us. That's where the saying blind faith came from I guess. God can take this jumbled mess and straighten it. Please do whatever is in your means to help this family.


one_plustwins said...

Thank you Stephanie!!

Anonymous said...

I've donated and am lifting this family up before God - I pray He will bless this family at this very difficult time for them.

A wellwisher from the UK