I am SO happy for this beautiful family.....Trey, Trenner and Bridgette. They are increasing their family......with the adoption of a precious little one from Uganda! They have been matched with a 4 month old baby boy. You may remember that a portion of my spring sale went toward the adoption. Please pray, as Bridgette is leaving September 30 flying to Uganda to meet him, meet with the attorney. Our friend Jade is going with her. What a blessing that is as this will be Jade's third trip. She and her husband Nathan were able to bring their adorable son Ezra home a year ago. It is a long trip, please pray that they have a safe, restful(if that is at all possible) flight and that Bridgette's time spent with her child is sweet.
ANDDDDDDDDDDDD. Speaking of Uganda....I am beginning to share the exciting news that I too am going! The same amazing friend, Jade is leading an all ladies mission group in March! We will also be staying in the sanyu babies home volunteering for a week. It is an unbelievable opportunity. I have a heart for those adopting. Our own children, Missy and Tyler had actually started the process to adopt when they discovered Maryn was coming!!!! I know that Rich and I are past the age of adopting but my heart tells me to help those that are! There are 10 of us traveling. Most I did not even know. But as we are meeting together and praying for each other and the fears that each of us have, I realize how different and yet how alike we all are. God has given each of us the desire to serve there. It is not a vacation....I have no expectations of that. I know (but also know I do not fully understand) that I will changed. It is exciting and scary at the same time. I just know that I am suppose to go. That God has a plan for each of us.
Our verse is I John 3:18...".dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with ACTIONS and truth." We will be going with that in mind LOVE IN ACTION
Each of us are working together and seperatly with fund raisers. ugghhh...the dreaded word. The thing that is always so difficult to bring up. Another reason I find this a God-thing. The finances have not put the fear in me that I thought it would. I know they will come. I realize it involves sacrifice on my part. I have already been blessed by friends that want to be a part of this journey.
The following are pix of some beautiful hand-rolled paper beads that the women of Uganda made. I love them! The colors, the detail is amazing. I have tried to make paper beads....think I made it through 3...and they did not even look like beads!
These are avalable for each donation of $15.00 We will also be taking orders for t-shirts (donation of $20). Also (sorry forgot to picture) a hand-stamped copper cuff bracelet with the words LOVE IN ACTION ($15 donation).
God is working in Uganda......I can't wait to see how He is going to use me....ME??? I am looking for ward to the time I can talk about it without getting emotional. or maybe not....maybe that is a good thing.