but she's not. Some days, I wait patiently, trusting that God must have more prep that He wants me to do. Other times, I grow weary and tired of being in this stage of the process. Either way, I don't deviate from this truth....God is good and He is so in control.
Meet Amistad and Nikelus. These two amazing young brothers want nothing more for Christmas than to have a place to finally call home. Please pray and ask God if just perhaps, you could make room in your home for two more. They are remarkable young men and I just know that their forever family is out there. If it's not you, would you please do me a favor and share the link to this blog post? (http://www.lifeabitsweeter.com/2011/12/two-beautiful-boys-need-homeis-it-yours.html) We HAVE TO BE their voice! Please spread the word.
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If you didn't know, Mocha Club was so instrumental in helping us fund our adoption. We love, love, love Barrett Ward and Emily over there. Barrett was so generous in allowing us to sell their "I Need Africa More Than Africa Needs Me" t-shirts as a fundraiser. It's not something they normally do and I went out on a limb in asking them....and that "Big Ask" paid off. So like so many others, they are a huge piece in the puzzle of our daughter's adoption.
But hey.....here's what's also so cool about them. Each month, along with many others, I give $7 per month....basically the cost of a two cups of mocha/coffee to support projects in Africa. You get to choose which project category you'd like your $7 to support: clean water, education, hiv + healthcare, orphan care/vulnerable children, or women at risk.
It's so simple to start supporting their amazing projects that are making an impact in Africa. Click here to start donating today. In the meantime, check out one of their "Missions in Action" episode videos:
Meet Josiah White. Watch the video but before you do, here's one of my favorite quotes from his mom:
"It's not about you. It's not about you fulfilling your family. It's not about you doing a good thing. It's not about any of that. It's about obeying God. If He's calling you to do it, you need to do it and not just say you know how like we started out with making a list of well God, this is what I'm willing to do for You so here You go."
Possibly like you, I've met some F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S people along this adoption journey. One of them is Kelly Mortellite. Kelly and her hubby, Nick, are also adopting from Ethiopia. We started chatting about fundraising and we've been keeping in touch ever since. Well, the Mortellites have the awesome privilege of participating in a fundraiser through a wonderful website called Give1Save1 (www.give1save1.com).
Through Give1 Save 1, they are hosting a giveaway of five Simple Language for Adoptive Families - Amharic version guides. It includes a book/CD combo to assist families communicate with their child once they bring them home. I want, want, want one of those book/cd combos so you bet I'll be entering. You can too so check out how here: http://give1save1.com/2011/11/29/simple-amharic-for-adoptive-families/
.....and of course, here is the cuteness of the Mortellites......
If you'd just like to donate to the Mortellites adoption, you can do so via PayPal here. Remember our story? Every single dollar, penny, nickel counts so let's give family!!!
So who's in our household right now...well, there's my husband (Tony), CJ, and MJ...and we can't forget our little bundle in waiting! We are currently pursuing adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. In this blog, we'll chronicle our process and our 'waiting room' experience. So hang out in the waiting room with us. We'd love the company!