Monday, April 27, 2009

Are the end of times coming? We are one day closer

Hello Friends!
I am on cloud nine right now & not for reasons you might think. Yes, my family is wonderful & they are all doing great~Caleb started his first season of baseball, Aus has started soccer again & scored 2 goals this past sat., the girls are doing great, playing & in general making LOTS of noise. Toby & I are working on house projects & are thankful that since are tax return came back we can not only do some improvements with cash but we have no debt except the house!!! However, this is not why I am excited. My hearts other home, Africa, has had some great triumphs this week & I am thrilled! In Uganda, where a beautiful Nashville girl named Katie lives, there a miracle. Katie got to be apart of it just because she was willing to do so. She works with orphans (& adopts the ones she can't find homes for) but her goal there is to spread the message & love of Jesus. Long story short, she is now feeding/teaching/loving the Karmajongs. These are an uncivilized people even the Ugandans can't stand, but she found a way with the Lord's help to reach them. So many Christians are looking at the news reports to see if the end is near, I say look in Africa. The bible says Christ will not return until some know Him from every tribe & tongue. As some of you know, this is the goal of the Southern Baptist Convention. Well, last week, another tribe was introduced to Christ, we are one day closer. If you want to follow Katie & her story or donate to help her feed & find homes for these kids go to but beware, you won't be the same. In other AWESOME highlights from Africa...there has been some rough things to hit our beloved orphanage in Liberia. At one point, the Minister of ... stormed the orphanage & took the children, this is the nice was horrible. Toby & I have been very torn up over this, (BTW, if we have not told you, its because we have not really told anyone, we have been heart broken & I at least have not really wanted to talk about it) & have been praying for God to avenge those children & families caught up in what was essentially a rash act by a government official who does not like adoption. Good news today though, the court ruled that Minister GUILTY !! I am not sure what will take place now, but hopefully the kids will be returned to WACSN & adoptions can continue to take place. Rescuing these children has to be TOP priority. This was a huge win from a government who mostly opposes international adoption. The Lord is with Maria Luyken (who runs WACSN) & He will not be stopped. James 1:27 I am overjoyed! These are things that matter, not so many other things we give our minds to. We love you all & as Toby says...Keep Your Eyes on Jesus.