Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
So we have two weeks exactly to go...Am I excited, lots of people have asked? You know my son J reminded me of how excited everyone is and happy about Ruby...then he hit me with some words. "Mom,..but Ruby's mom must be so sad." Ouch! He is right, I have forgotten a broken heart in my joy. It really broke me the reminder of my son. It made me break, so I have just had a broken heart and my joy has became grief again for her mom. I have prayed and begged the Lord to help me out of this pit, but I think He allowed me to wallow in it for just a bit. What the enemy meant for harm...the Lord will use for God. I believe that I trust that is the unfailing Word of Truth. We have kept a big part of Ruby's story private to protect her. Please continue to pray for me for her momma. Pray that I can meet her and share a hug with her and perhaps if she lets me weep with her.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
My close friend who is adopting a baby from Kazakhstan made this shirt for our baby.
If you know anything about me...I love gifts. So this is a sweet gesture for us. Our travel date has changed to August 10. We are busy booking tickets, getting paper work and packing donation items for Hannah's Hope. Waiting to travel is the hardest part....I think!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Ethiopia is one of the most impoverished countries in the world, with a per capita annual income of less than US $100. Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV/AIDS and contributes to its spread by limiting public access to health education. According to estimates by UN AIDS, Ethiopia will have 7–10 million cases of HIV/AIDS by 2010.
*Life expectancy of Ethiopian women 43 of Ethiopian men 41
* UNICEF reports that in Zimbabwe, a child dies of AIDS or is orphaned by AIDS every twenty minutes.
*HIV and AIDS have killed twenty-one million people, including four million children.
*13 million children left as Orphans, 25% of those live in Nigeria and Ethiopia.F and I choose Ethiopia because we felt the call of the Orphaned children, it breaks my heart, breaks it, that we can not be the answer to such big numbers. Our prayer is though this journey others will be challenged to open there hearts to children of the African Nation. Help though donations such as sponsorships, Feed the Children, purchase (Red) products where % profit of purchase goes to the Global Fund. A bigger prayer is that some of you will even go on to adopt, I do know adoption is not for everyone. Yet we are all called to care for the Orphaned.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress ." James 1:27
........that's why Africa!