Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Our team

This is our team heading to Ethiopia in 15 days! Actually, Leah isn't going, but this is such a great picture of her and we have such great news about her that I wanted to put this one in.

We went to church on Sunday, for a friend's baptism. The Pastor, a friend of our's then opened it up to anyone who hasn't been baptized and Leah walked up to the front of the church. Pastor Bob then asked Mike to come forward and he got to baptize his daughter- it was so beautiful-- Leah really loves Jesus! She has a heart for children and really struggles knowing that there are millions of children out there living the life she had just a year ago. I wouldn't be surprised if my girl became a missionary, working with and loving on kids and telling them about this wonderful Jesus who loves them.

Our ET mission team will have 10 days of loving on kids and meeting the needs of those around them. They are excited to go and we covet your prayers for them on this trip. Specifically, please pray for Micah, as he returns to Ethiopia. We expect the sights, sounds, smells to be a bit overwhelming to him but we know God can use him mightily in his native land. We would also appreciate prayers for health. They will be traveling outside of Addis, where malaria is present and will be taking antibiotics to ward off malaria. This is a reality, as our children's birth mother died from malaria.

I"m hoping to post regularly while they are gone.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Man UP and Go!!

Last week, we celebrated Mike's 40th birthday. I am so thankful and blessed to have him for my husband, the father of our kids. I am so thankful that he has chosen to Man UP and be the father to the fatherless. There is more work to do- we're hoping the mission trip next month will be a catalyst for this. We, as a family, are passionate about living God's commands to GO!!

Also last week, God allowed us to remember our children before they had a Daddy..then we saw them, strong, confident, glowing as they live their lives knowing that their Daddy loves them...Leah, especially has grown from a timid young girl, to one who can enter any environment with the biggest smile on and tackle it. We couldn't believe the change in her as she stood and accepted a ribbon for 20th in the Regional cross-country race..She is gorgeous inside and out and her light shines.

Wow is all I can say to this movie trailer...they get it..Lord, please help us to continue to get it. Nothing else really matters... watch this trailer and then get ready to watch the whole movie when it hits theaters in summer 2012...THEN MAN UP AND GO!!