Friday, March 11, 2011

Surgery FUNDED!!!!!!

Baby Heather's surgery is FUNDED!!!!!!!! 
We just reached the $2500 goal....a goal I was so nervous about reaching and once again our Lord has gently and oh-so-beautifully shown me how my faith still needs to grow.

You guys simply amaze me...thank you for answering the call to care for the fatherless. I am soooo blessed by you!!

Oh beautiful baby girl, you are sooooo LOVED by will get your surgery...sooooo overwhelmed...I can't believe it!!! Thank you Jesus!!!

Since we are funded, it's time to announce the winner of the
Pure Religion Bag.....

The Winner is.....

Congratulations...your bag will be in the mail shortly!! 
Thank you everyone for helping sweet Heather!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Reckless Faith

I've shared Beth with you all before here.  But she's has a new words needed...just watch and be MOVED!!  How can can YOU capture the heart of an orphan?  The bottom video is still by far my most favorite one of her....pause my site music and be blessed and empowered to change the world one orphan at a time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Use me Lord...please use me!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Adoption Crisis in Ethiopia

I am asking and pleading that you lift the international adoption program in Ethiopia up to our Lord.

Last week the Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s, Children's, and Youth Affairs announced their intention to reduce intercountry adoptions by 90% beginning March 10, 2011.

The Ministry’s plan for a dramatic reduction is apparently based on two primary issues;

 1) the assumption that corruption in intercountry adoption is systemic and rampant and;
 2) the Ministry’s resources should be focused on the children for whom intercountry adoption is not an option.

This new ruling will greatly impact families that are already matched with children but it will also be a devastating impact for ALL orphaned children in ET. Please pray for the Lord's perfect will to prevail...pray for wisdom for the Ethiopian law makers...pray for the babes who's lives will literally be changed forever by this new ruling....pray for any corruption with Ethiopian adoptions to subside so more children can be protected!

The Joint Counsel for Emergency Campaign for Ethiopia Children has created a petition...please read it and SIGN THE PETITION HERE!

One more UPDATE before...

3/11 UPDATE: We are ONLY $85 AWAY!!!!!!!!

I hit the ground racing for baby Heather!  I AM ONLY $365 away from reaching my goal for her surgery!!!!

4 months ago, I began training for a full marathon...26.2 (and DON'T forget the .2 either!!)  Many people asked me why in the world would I want to do something like's all for HER........
Ohhhh, just look at her beautiful smile! Sweet baby Heather needs to have surgery for her cleft lip and palate. Because she also has Hep B, special care needs to be taken when & where she can have her surgery which is why I am raising funds for her.  Babies that are cleft affected often have a hard time receiving proper nutrition because they can't drink from a normal bottle. Because of this, the nannies have to spoon feed them their formula and it's very time consuming!

Sooo, to help raise the remaining funds, I am doing a Love Offering Raffle!!! For every $5 donated, you have a chance to win one of our
...they are sooooo cooool :)
Don't forget ALL donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!

Click here to donate and I'll enter you in the drawing to win one of these...
Hurry on over and love on this sweet baby girl who's basic need is something we would never deny our own child. We are talking Pure Religion folks...caring for the fatherless...James 1:27
Love you guys!
Side note: It has been brought to my attention that when a sponsor receives a thank you note, it states that their donation went into the general account. This is for tax purposes only. Please rest assured that your donations are going to directly Baby Heather's surgery.