Bring Joy Home For Tear for Tear

About Tear for Tear

We are fundraising to bring our daughter home from Uganda.

Bring Joy Home Details

*apologies to those who donated before June 11, 2012... the site was reset and the donation records at the bottom were not saved in the update. Rest assured, we received all the donations and we are incredibly thankful to all who have given generously!*

Hi. I'm Jessie Baldwin.

This is my family so far.


There are 4 of us here.
I thought our family was complete.

And, then, God sent me to Uganda.

And I met her.


This sweet, charming, sassy, beautiful child living in an orphanage.

All she wants is a family.

And while I was there, watching my daughter play with her, I heard Him speak.
She's your daughter, too.

I was certain He was mistaken (silly me :))

But He repeated, this time through another.
She's your daughter.

I could not ignore Him. I sent a text message to my husband from Africa. 
This was definitely not something we had discussed before.

Yet my husband heard it, too.

She's your daughter.

And, so, we began the journey.
It has been a journey of hope and promises mixed with fear and longing and desire and love. 

So much Love.

God has been faithful in providing the money we have needed so far... and, yet, there is more we will need.
So we pray. We petition. And we ask, humbly, for your support.

$5 for the 5 of us to become a family.

$9 for the 9,000 miles we are apart right now.

Whatever your heart leads you to give.

We want to bring Joy home.

He will speak to you. 
I know. He spoke to me, too.


So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

- 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT)

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Fundraiser ended on 12/31/2012.

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Donations To Bring Joy Home

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
casey mckinnon 10/10/2012 $147.00 Sold the rest of the monsters & sending along the money for everything sold so far!
mel dahir 11/8/2012 $150.00 We love you so much, friends, and have been so blessed to walk this journey with you. can't wait to meet our newest god-daughter. :) "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 love, love love! <3 <3 <3