July 18, 2013

Four Years Ago

It's crazy to think that four years have past since we saw Marley's face for the first time!  I remember that day like it was yesterday!  I had programmed my cell phone to ring like a slot machine when our adoption agency called.  I heard that special ring and it didn't really set in.  I was on pins and needles for almost a year.  Seriously!  I carried my camcorder with me everywhere for months hoping to catch the call on camera.
The phone rang, and I heard our adoption worker say hello and then acknowledge that Brandon was on  the call as well.  I knew what that meant…we were about to be matched with a little girl!  She told us her name and that she was just six weeks old.  She emailed us some pictures and said, "Congratulations, It's a Girl!"  Brandon and I had planned this day out ahead of time.  So I waited what seemed like an eternity for him to get home and we opened the email together.  That was it!  Our perfect little girl starred at us in those pictures.  We were butter!
Four years later, that little tiny girl with no hair has blossomed into a spicy young girl full of personality!  And OH…does she have hair!  I love adoption and am so thankful that it gets to be a part of our families story!

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July 15, 2013

NEW T-shirt Fundraiser

Shirts are Unisex fit
I'll be selling these shirts to fundraise for my November Uganda Team.  We will be providing a feast to over 500 children and will be buying food in Uganda to help with that!  We also buy needed supplies for the work we will be doing!  Check out my Missions Page to see a few of my past teams!



July 8, 2013

Join Me in Uganda this Thanksgiving!

Uganda has become my second home. This will be my fourth trip to Uganda!  I love traveling there, and not only is my heart there, but a little tiny piece of my tooth resides there!

I will be leading another Visiting Orphans team over Thanksgiving. Here a few of the details:

  • November 24-December 4
  • We will be working with Return Ministries, My Father's House, Healing Faith and Sangalo Baby Home.  I have traveled to all but Healing Faith and am super excited to share these ministries with you! 
  • Follow THIS LINK to get the details of this trip
  • If you are leaving from Germany, please contact me!  I have some information for you before you submit your application!

I truly believe that God has placed a passion and calling for missions in me.  And if you are drawn towards missions or think you'd like to go with me, I know that He is calling you too!  That's how my story started!  I was just intrigued by a friend who led teams.  I'd watch her blog and Facebook posts and trip videos and always thought that it would be a cool experience.  It took me about a year until I finally committed to going.  Wow…did that trip change my life!  Here I am now, just a little over two years later and I'm leading two teams a year!

All that to say, join me!  I LOVE THIS STUFF!  Anyone will tell you that!

If money is keeping you from going, PLEASE hear me!  God will provide!  Check out one of my personal stories with fundraising!

I'm super excited to see who God brings to this team!  I hope you will join me!

Submit your application HERE!