• Meet Patience - Meet Patience. She came home to us weighing only 6 pounds and was already 7-years-old. Patience was suffering from severe neglect and obvious malnutrition, her loose skin clung to her bones as she peered at us from sunken eyes. She had endured so much in her seven long years of suffering. Patience had arrived late […]
  • August News - Special Needs Awareness March This past month has been full! We had a wonderful month of July with our Anniversary party as we celebrated four years of Gems! It was a beautiful time as we rejoiced in God’s faithfulness of all that he has done in our ministry. We also had the incredible opportunity to […]
  • World Down Syndrome Day - It’s World Down Syndrome Day and we couldn’t let it pass without highlighting our precious girl Noel. Noel is a sassy bundle of fun, an even brighter light shining her joy in our Gem home. We are so thankful she is a Gem! #NothingDownAboutIt #TheGemFoundation
  • MasterPlanLayout Sharing Our Dreams for the Future! - As we enter this most exciting season in the history of The Gem, I thought I would share my heart, because this dream has been in the making for a really long time! When I was just six-and-a-half-years-old God laid upon my heart a desire to become a missionary to Africa. By the time I […]
  • THEGEMS_-75 Jackson is Joyfully Resettled - In August of 2014 Jackson was transferred into our home. He has brought us such love and joy. We believe that caring for each treasure is a privilege wether they be reunited with their family, with our home for a short season or with us longterm. Every Gem deserves a safe, protected and loving home. […]