Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blogging for Orphans

Make a Difference in ONE Life!
What is your holy discontent? What is your God-given passion on this earth? You know, that one thing that MOVES you to action, that brings you to tears, and causes you to lose sleep? We have a passion, a yearning to see justice for the fatherless! "Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." - Isaiah 1:17 2011 Gifts of Purpose from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.
It's that time of year again. Holiday music rings through your speaker systems. Decorations light up your street corners. Families gather together.It's the season of love, joy and family.  
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this season of giving, we often forget to give to those who NEED it most! This year give differently. Give FAMILY to the 147 million orphans worldwide who dream of belonging. Give HOPE to children living on the streets whose only Christmas wish is survival.
What if, this year, your family gave a gift to those who need it most? A gift that won't fit under the tree? 
Would you consider making a difference in ONE LIFE...
  •  Help a child break free from gripping poverty.
  •  Give the love of Jesus through Christian mentors.
  •  Give a future to an orphan's caregiver.
This year join Lifesong for Orphans in giving a gift with purpose. A gift that will speak Jesus to a child. Introducing Lifesong's 2011 Gifts of Purpose Catalog
NOW, for even more exciting news....
In Ethiopia, children need an education to break free from gripping poverty. Public schools are lacking, so kids are left behind without the  HOPE of an education or future. Our current Lifesong school is not only giving by teaching these children about Jesus, but also feeding 350 hungry children 2 meals each day. We currently have a need to build a 12-room expansion to our existing school... please join us to make a difference in a child's life.
As of last night, we have a generous donor that has stepped up to MATCH all donations to the Ziway and Adami Tulu Schools in Ethiopia between now and December 31st... up to $130,000!!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited? What a GENEROUS way to make the most of your giving and bless the children and families in these communities! Let me tell you first hand, these schools NEED to be expanded... these children NEED an education... they NEED to be fed each day... they NEED to hear about Jesus! Lets give HOPE to these precious children in Ethiopia!
Would you join us in prayer as we seek to make the need known?
MAKE A MATCHED DONATION NOW! ***You can use the link above to make a matched donation OR select any of the Hope Ethiopia options below. 
Gift of $30 cares for 2 children for 1 month.

Gift in Honor of
Gift of $525 cares for 35 children for 1 month.

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Gift of $1,500 furnishes one classroom.

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Also, don't forget that you can give a gift in honor of a loved one this holiday season!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Emrace the camera

Me and my girl..she is growing up into a little lady :) 

Now it's your turn to embrace the camera with me!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

This is an awesome way to get your kids involved in learning to give...and you get to reach out to someone :) Think about it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Where have we been?

That's probably what your wondering. Things have been hectic around here. Two weekends ago our kids came down with a cold, they were sneezing , coughing, fussy.. and just feeling horrible. We had to miss our P.R.I.D.E. class. Which really bummed me out, but I knew we can make it up. 

The kid's seemed to be feeling a little better by Monday. Then Tuesday night I heard Alex crying and went to see what was wrong. He was laying there shivering like crazy. He said he tried to come get me but was to dizzy to walk. I carried him to my bed and checked his temperature. It was 105.7 . So we left for the ER. 
He was out of it and saying all kinds of crazy things. And talking to his sister who wasn't even with us.

We prayed the whole way there and his fever was already dropping when we got there. They told us that it was just a virus and that it should be better in a few days. But Thursday afternoon his fever shot back up again. Something just didn't seem like a virus. So we took him back. Turns out somehow they missed that he has pneumonia. So we have been nursing our little boy back to health. And once again missed another P.R.I.D.E class.

So that's where we have gotten in our adoption the past few where! 

But I am so thankful that our little boy is getting better.And that our God is a healer. We can always make up the class or start in another round once everything is back to normal.:)

And we need a few pictures..

we got snow in October!

feeling beat after eating some halloween cake


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