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Thursday, March 22, 2012


my friend, Ben Howard, sent me a copy of this movie a few weeks ago. He is one of the producers of the movie. Mike and I sat and watched it and it pulled every heartstring that we have. It is a MUST SEE. It opens in theaters TOMORROW, March 23rd.

October Baby is an inspiring story about crisis pregnancy, choosing life, the adoption option, and the reality of life for children from hard places.

They have done a masterful job handling the tough topics of miscarriage, adoption, and even purity - all of which are each handled with gracefulness and with the core gospel message of forgiveness.

Check out the movie's website for access to recovery resources, adoption information, a bible study, and more!

Also, check here to see if it is playing in a theater near you.

October Baby: Official Movie Trailer
October Baby: Official Movie Trailer

Let's fill every seat this opening weekend and send a message that every life is beautiful and that we each have a God-given purpose.

Friday, March 16, 2012

"When the Saints"

Meet my sweet friend David Peterka. This guy is the REAL DEAL. I first met him when I was in Uganda at Katies. We were laying on the bed talking and heard her gate screech open. We peeked out the bedroom window. He had long hair and a beard. Katie looked at me and said "Jesus Christ just walked through my gate!! and Jesus is HOT!" (dont kill me Katie for telling this! haha) we ran to the front door to greet him. he was traveling with his friends doing a documentary and Katie happened to be one of his stops. We spent several days with him at Katies and in the village. He spent hours doctoring this little boys heel that had gotten shredded in his bicycle chain. He was a human jungle gym to Katie's girls, and the compassion that he has for others was so evident. His love for Jesus radiates off of him. Since that day, the Lord is using him in a MIGHTY way. He is changing young girls lives each and every day..saving them from prostitution. He has actually picked young girls up on the street, taken them to hotels and then led them to Christ. His heart is SPECIAL (i'm secretly hoping he will end up in Uganda with Katie one day..ssshhhhh) I have watched him for the past few years follow where the Lord is leading...blindly. He is making a difference, ONE young girl AT A TIME. Go to to donate to help him or to see more of what he is doing.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

another child.....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

this WRECKED me...i hope it wrecks you too.

what is YOUR part to bring light to this darkness?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

check out this cutie!

According to the Southern Metropolis Daily reporter, in his “home,” Xiao Ling has his own wardrobe, washing machine, his own set of dishes, a cup and a bedpan. His clothes are washed and hung out to dry apart from those of others, and his eating utensils are washed, disinfected and also stored separately. He’s monitored 24 hours a day by a rotation of nurses who, one gets the impression, will soon make Xiao Ling start washing his own bedpan. He sleeps alone every night in his stainless steel crib.

“He doesn’t understand the concept of having a mother or father,” says head nurse Xie Bini, with the CWI since 2006, as she recounted once bringing her own son to work with her. When her son began calling out “Mama” for her, Xiao Ling started saying “Mama” too. He now calls all the nurses “Mama,” and doctors who occasionally visit are “Baba.”

He is allowed a limited amount of human contact, such as the odd visitor to the care center who will hold him for a few minutes. Nurses also sometimes take him out into the yard, or follow him when he runs out the door himself, careful not to let him touch other children if he tries to join them playing ball.

He enjoys playing with other kids, says Xie, however “We are extremely cautious in watching when they play, never allowing them to run into or scratch each other.”

There’s a preschool attached to Xiao Ling’s CWI ward, but he doesn’t attend, instead gets read to by his caretaker nurses.

“He is still immature and juvenile, and hasn’t realized that there is something different between him and other children. He thinks all children grow up the same way as him,” said one nurse.

According to the CWI, writes the newspaper, there are currently no legal means for adopting HIV-positive children in China, and although Xiao Ling will continue to stay with the CWI, he “still hopes someone might adopt him.”

And though the facts of that article and his everyday life are a bit skewed (he does actually get out and interact with other kids)
the true fact remains

He needs love.
He needs life.
He needs a family.

Allow me to introduce to you to him.

People, meet Mr. Cutie Pants
Mr. Cutie Pants, meet People!


and in need of a mommy and a daddy.

HIV is not what it used to be.
Educate, educate, educate.

if you are interested in more info on this sweet child contact: Sonia Martin,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Truth Pandemic [Luganda subtitles]

Project Hopeful is the ministry that walked alongside Mike and I when we found out Josie Love was positive. Carolyne and her sweet husband have done more to bring awareness and break the fear that accompanies HIV/AIDS than anyone else that I know. what a sweet sweet blessing:) I also like it because it is in Lugandan...Josie's language:)



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