Monday, November 14, 2011

Silly Dog

Here is a quick post to make you smile! God Bless you all today and Thank You for your continued prayers for our family!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Orphan Sunday November 6th

Samuel ..adopted August 2011 14 years young

We didnt post on November 6th which is a special day to many of us who have a heart for those without families. It is Orphan Sunday.
Our son is no longer an orphan.
 Its not because we are good or have spare cash lying around and a desire to be "noticed" that we adopted Samuel. Its so much more than all of those things. I will say that the end result of adopting in glorifying my first love Christ is a hope and a dream on our part and the sole aim of opening up our lives on this blog. Even now Marcos and I feel God's tug on our hearts to encourage more, risk more and expect more to Gorify God even more! Adoption is indeed a leap of Faith and even on our first Family vacation we could see evidence of how God really works miracles in adoption! We want to encourage you to begin and pray about adoptiong a child, even an older child.
My heart bursts with joy when I think about how Blessed you would be if you only took this leap of Faith and trusted God with your next or first son or daughter!
Maybe my words mean nothing and are like dry bones today but I will let the following pictures, God's Holy word and the Holy Spirit sink in to the heart that has already drawn you into this blog. Go ahead and click on them..they get big enough to see the twinkle and tangible joy in our sweet son's smile! Praise be to the Father who adopted us ALL!

Psalms 68:5
Father of Orphans,champion of widows, is God in His Holy house.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Lifetime to remember

Check out the cool envelope!


 Our son really touched our hearts today.  Samuel has tagged along and even volunteered at Lifetime Pregnancy Help Center in Springfield Il on days I volunteer. However, I wasnt really aware of the impact it has been making on his heart. Like the child we have known for almost four months, Samuel put his compassion to work. God so inspired him that even with his limited language skills he picked up the Lifetime PHC's  Walk for Life pledge sheet and began to ask people,"Please, can you help?"

   To know that Samuel was once an orphan and could have been aborted in 1997 really moves me to thank God for the grace he has bestowed upon us in Samuels life.  What a gift! The compassion that has followed is a reminder that prayers can change a child's world. Many of you prayed for Samuel! Despite his past his heart remains compassionate for the unborn, post abortion sufferers and the families that do not have resources in the midst of their crisis pregnancy.  He understands abortion and has come to his own decision that it is wrong to take a life. 

 He collected fourteen pledges from generous friends and new friends at Gracie Barra. The grand total is $354.00 He was bold to ask and I hope that boldness rubs off on the rest of his! 

God Bless you and thank you for helping!