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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rwanda or Bust... Medical Teams Rock!

April was a great month for frolicking across Africa... It's May now & I'm still processing:) But I love me some Team Rwanda Medical Team Girlie's!!!

It started in Rwanda with an Incredible team of medical professionals who all totally rock! We flew across the big pond and finally arrived in Kigali, Rwanda exhausted but ready to love on some kiddos. As a medical team we totally understood that God gave us medicine as a means of not just bringing healthcare to those in need but as an avenue to share His Gospel. Although we wanted to see every child, we realized quickly that it was not about quantity but quality. We wanted to take time to show the kids that they are valued, that they are loved & that they have a heavenly Daddy that loves them. We wanted to focus on their hearts, to laugh with them & to pray over them. We were touched by so many & were blessed to be able to spend time with each child. Thank you to every women that joined our team. Thank you to Alison & Elise for helping us & hangin' with us and thank you to Visiting Orphans for what you do!

Africa Bound!

Praising God with some incredible kids!

Loving on kiddos after clinic

Learning New games!

Seeing my sweet little's again:)

Kigali, Rwanda

Seriously! Stinkin' cute!

Hard at It! And yes that's a baby in a hanging scale!

Love these faces

Rwanda...Forever in our hearts!

 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction... James 1:27

Monday, May 20, 2013

This Face:)

We just need $684.00 to fully fund hosting this precious little guy this summer. If you'd like to DONATE to help us reach our goal. You can either:

1. Donate directly to the Paypal button on the sidebar
2. Purchase a "Hope Changes Everything" t-shirt by clicking on sidebar button

Rewind to a few weeks ago when I text my hubs and said, "what do you think about hosting an orphan this summer?" and his reply, " Sure" That was the extent of the conversation...

Fast Forward to Summit 9 conference in Nashville, TN. (Which was Ama-zing) Between the incredible sessions & speakers, my sweet friend Kirsten and I were walking through the exhibits. There were rows & rows of ministries, all with a heart for orphans & widows, all with a passion for glorifying God. As we passed a booth that's specific mission is Orphan hosting, we both spot prayer cards with sweet faces on them. Each child is either being hosted by a family for the summer or in need of a family to host them. We were both drawn in by a couple of little faces with Down Syndrome and started asking questions... And then I see This face:) It's the only card I held in my hand and it's the only card that came home with me. 20 questions & 20 minutes later this little guy was matched to our family!

For 6 weeks this summer. This little guy will sleep under our roof, in his own bed. Play with our children, go on vacation with us & see what it's like to be part of a family. And most importantly... He will hear about a Heavenly Father who loves him like crazy!

Click Below to DONATE 
and help this little guy join our family for the summer!!!

Orphan Hosting... Mission field in our home:)

We need $2600 to fully fund his hosting...

Want to learn more about hosting an orphan?
Visit New Horizon's For Children

***Please join us in praying that we can teach this little guy About God, about hope & about trust.

But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. ~Psalm 71: 14

Saturday, May 18, 2013

An The Winners Are...

Thank You!!!
You have no idea how thankful these two mama's are:)
Thank you to Project Hopeful for your help 
advocating for Abrahem!

Giving God ALL the Glory!

May God Bless each & every one of you!

Give-away Winners!

Item of your Choice from Project Hopeful
Jordan Burt

Visiting Orphans T-shirt
Alicia Scott 

noonday Beza necklace
Christina Minkewicz

Jute Ordinary Hero Bag
Autumn Winkles

ONEless Youth/Toddler T-shirt
Anne Ross

Purple ONEless T-shirt
Angie Christopherson

ONEless Wrap Bracelet
Andrea Gaines

Africa- Minus One T-shirt
Julia Sung

Rwandan Coin Purses
Liz Chaffin
Sara Stegall
Andrea Gaines

James 1:27 T-shirt
Mark Johnson

Ethiopian Scarves
Margy Hanson
Erin Dom
Marsha Albritton

Rwanda Paper-bead bracelets
Kristy Filburn
Megan Moore
Susan Coates

**If you are a winner... email me at with your mailing address & shirt size if you won a shirt**

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. ~Deut 7:6

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Operation Abrahem ~ Giveaway

Update: As of Friday night @ Midnight 
The Operation Abrahem Give-away has ended.

 Because of your love & generosity,
Abrahem will be traveling to Kenya to visit amazing doctors in hopes of repairing his heart in 2 weeks!!!

God has truly knocked our socks off!!!!!

Total God Raised.....


Please join us in praying over Abrahem, his Mama, and Nurse who will be traveling on June 2nd. Pray for God's hand to continue to be on this precious little man. Pray for the doctors, hospital, travel safety & for this precious Mama's heart. Pray that she will have no anxiety & that she will be filled with an abundance of God's peace.

My Mommy LOVES me so much! She wants me to live a long life & keep showing the world how awesome I am! Please help me get to Kenya to see the doctors who can fix my broken heart.

Read Abrahem's Story HERE

What fun items we have for Abrahem's Give-away!!!

Here is how it works:

For every $10 DONATED through Abrahem's Paypal button you get ONE entry into our Giveaway for any of the items below! DONATE $20 = 2 entries $50 = 5 entries. Make sure you COMMENT BELOW that you DONATED.

SHARE this Giveaway on YOUR blog or Facebook Status and leave a comment below that you shared and you will get another entry. 

Abrahem's giveaway ends Friday Night @ Midnight.

Winners will be posted Saturday.

Click the DONATE Button
 & COMMENT Below

The Goodies!!!

Winner's choice of any one item from the 
Project Hopeful Store

Visiting Orphans T-shirt
*choice of men's or women's and color

noonday collectionBeza Charm Necklace, Ethiopia

Jute Ordinary Hero Bag

ONEless Toddler/Youth T-shirt

ONEless T-shirt

ONEless Wrap Bracelet

Africa - Minus 1 T-shirt

Rwandan Coin Purses

James 1:27 Africa T-shirt

Ethiopian Scarves

Rwandan Paper-bead Bracelets

Click the DONATE Button
 & COMMENT Below

***Don't Forget To Comment Below with your name, that you donated & that you posted on FB or your blog***

Thank You for Loving & Praying for Abrahem!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Operation: Abraham

Many of you have already met Abraham on my blog  HERE. But for those of you who have not...

Meet Abraham

It has been 16 months since I laid eyes on Abraham for the first time. There has not been a single day go by that I haven't prayed for this sweet boy and his amazing mamma. I was seriously touched by his sweet face & from that very first moment I knew that God had placed me there at just the right moment to see him. It was a God Appointed meeting. I knew I could not sit back and do nothing. As we sat that day in her tiny little mud hut I told her that I wanted to help her. As a family we began to sponsor her and her family through Hope For Korah and we gradually began to see Abraham looking stronger  & healthier:) Because we have 2 littles with Down Syndrome we knew that since Abraham had never seen a doctor in his 2.5 years it was crucial that he be seen. We finally were able to get him to a hospital where he could have a full medical workup. We knew that because of his Down Syndrome he might have medical issues that would need to be taken care of for him to continue to stay well & grow into a strong little boy. The results were no shock but yet I read the report and cried. Sweet little Abraham has 2 large holes in his heart that need to be closed! In Ethiopia not only do they rarely do heart surgery on pediatric patients, but they would not consider doing surgery on a child with Down Syndrome:( So we have worked over the past year to find a way to get his heart repaired and after many no's, we finally got a YES!!!!! Abraham will be traveling to Tenwek hospital in Kenya to see if the amazing surgeons can heal his broken heart. We have been completely in awe at how God has lined everything up so that Abraham could get strong enough to have surgery at an amazing hospital, with amazing surgeons, and we are beyond excited!!!! Our prayer is that we can raise the needed money by...hmmmm... let's see... the end of THIS week!!!! It is URGENT & Abraham needs to be in Kenya June 2nd to see the doctors. We are in a time crunch, but we know God has got this!!

Please pray about how you might be able to help & click on the Paypal Button below to be a part of  helping Abraham get the medical attention he so desperately needs.

He lifts the poor from the dust-- Yes, from a pile of ashes-- And treats them as princes sitting in the seats of honor. For all the earth is the Lord's And he has set the world in order. ~1 Sam 2:8


Click Below to DONATE

All donations are tax-deductible through

Friday, May 10, 2013

Oh, The Places You'll Go...

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ~Dr. Suess


Some days you wake up and realize you blinked and your first born child grew into an amazing young woman. You wonder where all the time went, and how you can get it back. Some days you are beside yourself with excitement about your baby's future & wonder where God will take her. You wonder if  you raised her well, if you loved her well, if you took care of the gift that God gave you. Some Days you wonder how in the world you are going to let her go... And then you do.


Lacey Shyanne Harper!!!

We are SO proud of you & love you more than words can express!
We can not wait to see what God does in this next chapter of your life.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. ~1 Timothy 4:12

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. ~Proverbs 16:3

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~Jeremiah 29:11-13