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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

$11,000 Birthday Gift!!!

Here is the video to Suzanne's birthday surprise! The card that she read at the beginning told her..."you have impacted so many people who want to share in the joy of your birthday! We know that you are changing the world one heartbeat at a time...making history with every touch and ever smile. You may not see it now but we believe that time will tell how you are changing the world one heartbeat at a time." So, we wanted to allow you to do something on your birthday that you LOVE..share your gift with someone else. Want to bring an orphan home to Nashville? We knew you would!

THANK the 165 families who gave $11,000 in 5 days!! We serve an amazing God who does amazing things through our ordinary lives.


Afamily4Him said...

I am in tears! Just amazing!

Kaley said...

You women are incredible! Your dedication and perseverance is something to be honored, I truly admire you and all your hard work. May God continue to bless you

The Mckenzie Crew said...

God is faithful:)

Mandi said...

Best Video EVER!!! My 8yo son just sat here on the edge of his seat with me, as you counted. He just found out today that he has 2 siblings a brother and sister in Uganda. We accepted our referrals. Happy Birthday!!

Becky said...

That is wonderful! Loved seeing Stephanie on the video...I remember you two were just beautiful and still are! We always loved Stephanie and her pretty friends! Love all you do and love seeing pictures of your family.

David and Marianne said...

So so SO beautiful!! I LOVE the Body of Christ!!! He will not leave nor forsake His kids!

kate said...


Anonymous said...

I love the words to the Steven Curtis Chapman song and even did a photo of Victoria with the kids and those words as a gift for her. We love you and the work that you do! Happy 40th birthday -- we can't wait to see what you do in the next 40 years!

Dave and Angie: said...


Alison said...

Happy Birthday, Suzanne! Hope you had a great day! Loved donating in your honor to help bring Abigail home! You are so precious...loved getting to meet you at the Created to Care! Thanks for all your encouragement from one Mississippi girl to another! :)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Happy AMAZING Birthday Suzanne!!!!! What an awesome gift!!!! PRAISE GOD....I am bawling my eyes out with tears of JOY!!!!!!!

Team Bedzyk said...


RaVae Erickson said...

Happy birthday beautiful woman! Hope the new Nashville baby loves you as much as you love her already! :)

Button Family said...


Happy Birthday Suzanne! One more just got fed! God is great! You guys are awesome!

Mark, Diane, Carly, Jack & Hannah

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

Oh, Suzanne, can you imagine your life without your Ethel? or is she the Lucy?

I have cried with you, and been amazed at how much our Mighty God loves orphans. I'm sorry I've been so busy with paperchasing and fundraising that I didn't get in on the fun.

But, I have to update you. After showing you the photo of our son-to-be at Vikki's house the Friday before the Love the Least Conference, God has done such miracles. Following Suzanne's break out session on fundraising adn Abby Akridge's reminder that, "The foolishness of God is wiser than man," Stan and I committed to him.

And, now we have PA for TWO precious sons in China. We began fundraising the first of December and today have just shy of $9,000 already.

Thank you for the inspiration you are to others. Thank you for 147 Million Orphans, allowing families to sell products for fund adoption.


in Blackshear

Wild Olive said...

You're so adorable! What an amazing gift! Happy, happy (belated) birthday!
Big love,


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