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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This time tomorrow I will be sitting on an airplane headed for Ghana. Yes, HEADED FOR GHANA, GOING TO GET MY BABIES!!! It still seems so very unreal. However, it is very true. We got visa approval on Monday afternoon and we are on our way. Right now, my family is sleeping as my sweet husband prepares to fly to Boston at 6 am. He is headed to a job interview. The children and I will finish packing. Then, Marms (Righ's mom) and the boys will take Sydney and I to the airport. I am so excited I can barely stand it. Our God is so incredibly awesome that it is breathtaking! In 36 hours I will be holding my babies in my arms!
We are on another mission while we are in Ghana, too. We have 8 suitcases full of donations to be handed out to the children. Stay posted for updates on all the things God has provided. You will be amazed. :)
Monday, November 8, 2010
As we drove home from church yesterday, I started feeling nauseous with the start of the week. Will this be the week we get our email? Will we wait longer? Only God knows. I am trying really hard to have complete trust and peace, but sometimes it isn't easy. I woke this morning and read my Jesus Calling book. God's words brought peace yet again.
Isaiah 41:10 - fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Peace again. A reminder that He will sustain us. He will deliver us soon. In the meantime, will you join us in prayer as we wait to be reunited with our beautiful children? Will you pray with us as many adoptive families across the world are waiting? And pray for the children waiting for a family. We are the Church and the Church is God's plan for the orphan. Let's step up and do something. Let's take that step of faith and love a child with no family. This doesn't have to be adoption, but it should be something.
Friday, November 5, 2010
My daughter, Sydney, is doing a giveaway on her blog, FEEDING THE ORPHANS. We have some really cool shirts that just came out. Click here for all the details. There is something for everyone. She is even doing a giveaway for CHILDREN MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OTHER CHILDREN.
Please repost for her. All proceeds from the t-shirts will help the children of Africa.
She will draw the winners next Thursday night, November 11.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Most of you know it is National Adoption Awareness Month. Now I know not everyone is "called" to adopt, but we are all called to care for the orphans and the widows.
James 1:27 - Religion that is pure and faultless is to care for the orphans and widows in their distress.
Not an option, it is a requirement. I find myself asking, "What can I do?" Well, sometimes the answer isn't so easy and sometimes it is. Here's an easy way: buy these new shirts here to spread orphan awareness AND feed a child at the same time. Feeding the Orphans is the vision of a 10 year old girl (just turned 11). Her desire is to feed the children, provide clean water and medical supplies. Through all of this, she wants to help the women learn a trade so they can provide for their own family. She wants to help them keep their babies instead of feeling forced to give them away because of lack of food. There are so many different aspects to this ministry. One thing you can be certain of, all profits go to the children. Every single penny.
We are just a family trying to follow His lead one small step at a time. It just so happens our 11 year old daughter took hold of it way before we did. I love it when our children lead us, don't you?
So, click on over here and buy a shirt. These are a sampling. There are other color options.
It's the perfect month to LOVE ORPHANS BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.