Tuesday, November 25, 2008

JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW...




Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to safe, clean drinking water.  That's one in six of us.


DID YOU KNOW?
EVERY 15 SECONDS a child dies from drinking dirty water



WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH YOU?
"Do not you know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind?  How can you, how dare you, defraud your Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?" (John Wesley)

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

water4christmas
I guess you could start by giving water4christmas.

$20 gives one African clean water for life.
$5,000 digs a well for a whole village.
Click here to watch the live drilling at the Abenea School in Ethiopia.


JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW...
Americans spend over 400 billion dollars on Christmas every year!

I am adding water to my Christmas list.
I want water for Christmas!

Friday, November 21, 2008

SO THANKFUL.

The 3rd Grade Thanksgiving Party today was so much fun.

Each of the students took turns getting up and reading a little story they wrote about what they are thankful for.  They were so cute!  After they each read their stories, a few of them took turns telling jokes and then they all got up and together recited Psalm 100, which they have been learning all month.  They did so good!  The party was complete with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner...doughnuts and juice!

Alex's Thanksgiving Party
Here is Alex's writing...

On this Thanksgiving I am grateful for all the ways God has blessed me.  I am especially thankful for two blessings.

One of the two blessings is my family.  I am especially thankful for my parents because my dad plays sports with me and my mom plays board games with me.  Also, I am thankful for my awesome cousins.  I am very thankful for my grandparents because they are as sweet as honey.

The second thing I am thankful for is my life.  One of the best things about life is going to church.  I am very thankful for friends, one of my friends is Malik.  Last but not least I am thankful for spending time with family.

Truly God has blessed me.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I've been getting this question a lot lately...


"So, how is the adoption coming?  Where are you guys at?"

I am so sorry for the lack up updates on the adoption.

We've been working on adoption stuff nearly every day for the past couple of months.
Getting things filled out, requested, copied, notarized, mailed.
The people at Fed Ex and I have gotten to be pretty good friends.
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We are officially Gladney approved!
I just received an email from our agency letting us know that they are sending us our approval packet and certificate.
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We are still waiting on our CIS approval letter, which is the LAST document we need to have a completed dossier.

Please pray that we get that in a timely manner.  We have had major issues with immigration here in Orlando.  They have relocated their offices and now have another new person in that position.  We are praying that our paperwork doesn't get pushed aside while the mess that was left behind gets cleaned up.

That's where we are.
That's what we've been doing.
We are so excited!