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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Truth Pandemic - Get the facts about HIV/AIDS and Adoption




  1. Project Hopeful is the ministry that helped us get Josie Love home.  The do an UNBELIEVABLE job in helping educate and encourage people about HIV/AIDS adoptions.  Project HOPEFUL has just one more month (and a couple of days) left in its contest for $50,000. In addition to those who vote daily (THANK YOU!!!) We are asking everyone to vote on MAY 31. This THURSDAY. Our goal is 2000 votes on that day. Lofty? You bet. But children waiting for a mama and papa of their own deserve no less. Will you please vote that day if none other (and we hope everyday) and spread the word on your FB page and by email of our vote on May 31? WE TRULY APPRECIATE IT. MAY 31 OR BUST!!!
  2. http://www.cultivatewines.com/cause/28670/



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Haiti here we come!!!


Emily and the youngest sister:)
i thought i had a pic of the oldest sister and i had my video camera on instead:(:(

Jackson rocking her MINUS 2 tee!!!


I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!   I went to the airport today to welcome home two little angels!  My friends Jackson and Emily Routh have been in process to bring these girls home for about 15-18 months...THEY ARE FINALLY HOME!!!  Nothing makes my heart sing more.  Forever mama, forever daddy, forever bothers, forever sisters!  They are three and five.  Emily and Jackson were a little nervous as to how they were to to act upon their arrival.  Much to their JOY, the girls came screaming out of the childrens home, ALL SMILES, pointing to the guest house, as if to say..we want to go WITH YOU!!!  They stayed with their new family that night, boarded a plane ALL SMILES, and havent quit smiling yet!!  It is so exciting to see children finally coming home to their forever families after the earthquake.  I didn't know if the papers/courts would ever clear up!  

SOOOO, guess who is heading to HAITI???? The mama's from 147 Million Orphans!  Gwen, Michelle, Jan, Katy(our photographer) and I are boarding a flight the first week of June.  we will be visiting two organizations that we are in process of joining efforts to care for orphans.  WE are SO excited!!




NOW...your job!  we leave for HAITI on June 4th and we are giving you an opportunity to FEED OVER 1000 children for a week while we are there ..."Bucks from YOU for BAGS OF FOOD." donate to our foundation (147millionorphans.org go the "how you can help" page) and we will deliver the food for you !!! 
"John 13:35 by this all men will know that you are my disciples by how you LOVE 1 another." 

YOU get to partner with us to feed children while we are there!  You can actually help us to feed every child in two feeding programs, a school, and a childrens home....come on!! lets do this!!




Saturday, May 5, 2012

Blood Water Mission


Mike and I went to a fundraiser for Blood Water Mission.  I was blown away.  I have always liked them...but now I love them.

 They had it all broken down as to how you can help:

$1 equals a year of clean water for an African.
$300 equals a year of comprehensive treatment for a person with HIV.
$600 provides 20 community latrines to promote healthy sanitation practices.
$1,000 provides sanitation training at five schools
$1,200 provides one year of pre and post natal care to help a child be born  free of HIV
$2,000 provides one year of education and support for an HIV home based care group.
$5,000 provides testing and counseling services at a comprehensive health clinic for a year.
$18,000 covers the operating costs of the Tumaini Clinic in Marsabit, Kenya for a month
$75,000 builds a dam reservoir providing water for 3,000 people

Mike Hamilton is the president now.  The Lord connected me to his wife while I was in Uganda and found out Josie was HIV positive.  She emailed me to affirm me that everything was going to be okay, and to tell me that they brought home a sibling group and the youngest was positive.  At the time, they were not disclosing that she is positive.  NOW, they are using their VOICE and their platform to educate and encourage.  I LOVE how Christ does that!  Their little girls name is "Kalu" which means "spread the word"....WHAT ABOUT THAT?!?!?  After hearing that, I googled Josephine...  the meaning?  "HE will enlarge".....WOW!  I literally dropped my head and said a prayer of thanksgiving.  I am SO thankful that HE is allowing little ole me to be part of a story that HE WILL ENLARGE!  I sat at my fundraising table hearing all of the stories of how HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of people die of HIV/AIDS daily, and HE has entrusted me with a survivor of this disease.  WHY?  Because He is going to do great things through people KNOWING her story.  HE is going to ENLARGE our territory, so we can EDUCATE people on what it looks like to walk in blind faith and how HE will show HIS face OVER and OVER and OVER again if we will just CLING to HIM.  COME ON PEOPLE...just get a little taste of what HE can do and you will want more and more!  I want you to feel it, FEEL the JOY that only HE can give you.
say YES to something RADICAL and CRAZY...let HIM show HIS face to you....you will NEVER be the same.




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I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.
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