The day I got married, one of my closest friends looked me in the eye and said "God has many wild and wonderful things ahead for you and Jeremy."

Being called mom by 7 kids is definitely wild. Each day I look for the wonder in it all...and give thanks.

Partnering with my husband in life, parenting, work and serving is definitely wonderful. He is my favorite.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Answers Part 3 -- The Next Rwanda Trip

Finally....the last part of our Answers from a fast not long ago....and this one involves YOU...

Ever since we were in Rwanda last November, we started praying about when we could go back.  Our hope was to go again by the end of this year or early part of next year.  God kinda makes me chuckle sometimes, because we are actually doing BOTH! 

And we want you to join us!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?"  Then I said, "Here am I.  Send me!"
Isaiah 6:8

This trip is for.....
SINGLES who want to ring in the new year like never before!
Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me.
Matthew 18:4-5

This trip is for....
COUPLES who want to love babies, kids, teenagers, & young adults who have no mom or dad, no grandparents, no family.

This trip is for....
FAMILIES who desire to serve together, connecting your kids with kids the same age in Rwanda, relating to people in a way you could not if you came alone.
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.
Matthew 25:35

This trip is for


...Truly I say to you to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.
Matthew 25:40

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Join us the last week of December 2011 through the first week of January 2012!

Interested???  We will be having an interest meeting in May (TBA soon).
We want to bring school supplies, backpacks, new clothes and new shoes for 50 orphans!

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress....
James 1:27

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Realizing dreams

Recently I shared some of my big dreams with you. 
WOW---it is so cool to see some of these things unfolding right before our eyes!! 

I really cannot keep up.  I want to just share everything with you right here right now, but I can't!!!!!!! 

And it is really hard not too!!!!

Let me just say....that marriage we have been praying for is holding on. 
God is working.  YEA!!!
(you have no idea how big the mountain range is that God is moving!)

Remember how I wanted to get some bunk beds, just to be ready for "whatever?"
Well, bunk bed #1 has been ordered!
And mattresses are waiting for it's arrival.

Can't say much else about the "whatever" part......yet!

We are starting to share our plans about homeschooling with the kids' schools and it is hard to say good-bye.  We will all miss these people and places that we have known the last few years! 

And I am slowly figuring out what and how we will start this summer with the next chapter ~ really excited about how that is going!

Our next trip to in the works! 
I will share about when we're going
and what we'll be doing
and how YOU can be involved
in the next post! 
(This is the long-awaited Part 3 to our Answers!)