This week's family is totally fun! Come meet the Lanz crew. Y'all know I love BIG families and the Lanz's are just that!!! They have eight kids and six grandkids. Now the Lanz's are growing again: by TWO! The Lanz family are adopting two girls from China, ages 6 and 7. Both girls are in the same orphanage and have their physical therapy together (they have cerebral palsy) and know they are getting adopted together - YAY! You can follow along at their journey right here on their BLOG!
You can see some of the Lanz crew running around in their awesome video; I love how playful and fun they all are together. This might go down as one of the BEST Give1 Save1 videos of all time.
Their oldest daughter and son in law wrote the parody to the tune and filmed and edited it too; they did a great job. This family looks like a lot of fun! It goes kind of fast, so here are the words:
We Will Find You in Shenzhen
Could it be that you're our daughter?
A member of our family?
Could it be you have a sis,Waiting there with you like thisTwo girls hoping endlessly?
We can find a room in our home
An empty place within our hearts
Just in need of being filledWe can even say we're thrilledTo see that this is where it starts
We'll fly higher
See it transpire
Soon you will see whenLittle Abigail and JenWe will find you in Shenzhen
We've been tangled up in red tape
Filing forms a mile high
We've been pulling out our hairInk is getting everywhereWhile we're dotting all the i's
The whole family is longing
Sisters, brothers, Grandma, too
Nieces, nephews, want to playJust can't wait until the dayWhen we board that plane with you
It will transpire
Listen here againLittle Abigail and JenWe will find you in Shenzhen
We'll fly higher
See it transpire
Soon you will see whenOur dear Abigail and JenWe will find you in Shenzhen
Girls you know it's true
We are coming fast for you
And we'll find you in Shenzhen
We want you to know
Just how much we love you so
We will find you in Shenzhen
Na na na na na na....
Abigail and Jen
Find you in Shenzhen
Okay, so hop on over to the LANZ FAMILY BLOG while that catchy little song is still in your head, click on the donate button, and help them bring those two precious girls home!
Oh, and there's a BONUS too! They are also selling these cool bracelets from the Apparent Project in Haiti. The majority of orphans in Haiti are relinquished because their families just can't afford to keep them. The Apparent Project trains them as Artisans to make jewelry out of cereal boxes. It is making a huge difference for the people in their program.
|About the Aritsan who made the bracelet: Marise lost the father of her two children in the earthquake. She is currently living in a tent and is trying to save money to get into a house and pay for her oldest to go to school someday.|
For everyone who gives to the Lanz Adoption Fund between now and Friday evening will be entered in a drawing for this beautiful Apparent Project bracelet! And if you just think they're super-cool and need a few of them for yourself or to give to friends, you can purchase them from the Lanz family right HERE! For each bracelet they sell, they keep $4 for their adoption and $4 goes back to the artisan who made it. That little bracelet is making a big difference. So go give to this awesome family and be entered to win this awesome bracelet (and maybe even grab a couple more too!)
Have a great week, everybody and remember to "Do good. Be rich in good deeds. Be generous and be willing to share." - 1 Timothy 6:18
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." - John 14:18