VERONIKA and EMILIJA for the Jenks family — WA
Mark and Rebecca are the proud parents of six children; four biological children and their youngest two, who have Down syndrome, were adopted just last summer from Ukraine. The Jenks family thought that if their family grew again it would be another young child, and more than likely from foster care. Sometimes God points you in unexpected ways, because God had other plans. Rebecca kept feeling drawn back to Reece’s Rainbow and the girls age 10+. They had not even been home a full year when Rebecca noticed an preteen girl with Down syndrome and once again her heart skipped a beat, but Rebecca threw off the idea with her being so much older. That night, Rebecca and Mark prayed and asked God, “Break our hearts for what breaks yours, Lord!” The following day Rebecca asked about Veronika and the response she got from that inquiry was overwhelming. When Rebecca found out that Veronika had been listed on Reece’s Rainbow since BEFORE 2010, instantly she knew that this was the next child to join the Jenks Clan. Mark and Rebecca never imagined they would be working on another adoption in less than a year, but the Lord’s plans were greater than their own. At first Mark and Rebecca thought they would just bring home Veronika, but in December, after working on Veronika’s adoption for several months, they received information about another twelve year old girl in the same country. They knew what was in their hearts, but wanted to pray on it as well. So, that night when they got into bed they asked God to lead them, not just with their hearts, but their minds, and that he shows His will. They prayed for God to guide them where He wants them to go, that if He leads they will follow no matter where. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”. (Isaiah 40:31) They knew this was it, their leap of faith. They do not know what the future will hold for Emilija, but what they DO know, is that she needs a family too. So they will be bringing home Veronika AND Emilija!
They ask for your prayers as they embark on this journey, and if you feel lead to help bring Veronika and Emilija home, please know that no gift is too small and they are thankful for any help you can offer! Veronika and Emilija have waited twelve years to become part of a family. We can not let them wait any longer.
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at becauseyouareloved.blogspot.com