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

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...


  1. eek!!! I am so excited to see God move His children into forever homes!!! I can't wait to hear about yours!

  2. good posting about July Waitlist Numbers

  3. Okay girl... you have me in near tears! What a beautiful family. I am so excited to see the gift(s) in store for you! I'll definitely be following this blog and will be holding you tightly in prayer. xoxo

    1. Thanks for the prayer, Noelle! Been praying for you and yours as well!

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  5. hi laurie! so excited for your single digits! :) praise God. i am praying that the Lord will give you your baby(or babies!) very soon...
    let me know how your necklace is holding up - or if you need a new chain or anything. i'm happy to freshen it up for you!!

    1. Me too!! And thank you for the prayers! The necklaces look great. Thank you for being such a blessing to us :) L