"I will not leave you as orphans..." - John 14:18

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!

It's Travis' Birthday!!! 

A very, very happy birthday to the love of my life!! 

We love you TONS!!!

Your Girls

Friday, August 24, 2012

Both Hands Video

I noticed in the email I received of my last post that the video didn't show up. Here's the link in case you weren't able to access it:


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Both Hands Project!

We're excited to share with you all that we've been approved through Lifesong for Orphans to do a Both Hands project! Watch the video below to get a comprehensive overview of what this is and what it entails:

So, we're really early in this process, as we just received word of our approval.

What we need right now is to find a widow that we can serve. That said, if you know of a widow in the Reno area who...
1. owns her home
2. does not have financial means
3. does not have a big support system
4. is in need of home improvement
...please let us know!

If you're interested in joining our "core team" or participating in any way, please leave a comment below! We'd love to have you!!

God is good, and we look forward to how He will use this project in our lives, in the lives of those involved, as well as that of a widow!

{Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.  ~ James 1:27}

Thursday, August 2, 2012

July Waitlist Numbers

Some exciting news! There have been A LOT of referrals this last month in the Ethiopia program as a result of the new relationship AGCI (our agency) has begun with an additional orphanage! Most importantly, this means that there are many children who have been referred to their "forever families" and will soon be brought home into loving arms! But, it also means that there's been a lot of movement in our waitlists, which brings us that much closer to bringing our little one(s) home!!!!!  

Here are our new numbers:

March - 45
April - 44
May - 44
June - 41
July - 33

March - 37
April - 35
May - 34
June - 31
July - 24


March - 15
April - 14
May - 14
June - 12

July - 8   SINGLE DIGITS!!

Looking at our new numbers, our girls said, "We're DEFINITELY going to have twins!!" And this is, certainly, what they're hoping for. Each night before going to bed, they pray, "Dear Jesus, bring our baby home soon. I hope we have twins..." Gotta love little hearts!!

Here's what we've been up to...

New family pictures compliments of Erin Holland of 
I Spy {Photography}! 
Erin's so talented!

On the shuttle to Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe.

Just a cute girl.

Another cute girl. This one with a new haircut! 9 inches!!

Art project.

I pray God continues to put these orphans into families in His perfect timing.

Until next month...