Have Flip Flops, Will Travel

Last weekends basement sale was a huge success.  We raised almost $400.  Thank you to all of our sweet friends and family who stopped by and bought lemonade, cupcakes, jewelry and artwork created all by the kids.  The money raised will help buy the backpacks we need for about 100 kids.  We will also use some of the money to help buy snacks for the kids when we show them the "Jesus Movie".  Some of these children have probably never seen a movie and a movie that could forever change their lives, is even better.  Would you please be praying for the hearts of these sweet kids that need to hear that there is a God who loves them deeply?

We have been overwhelmed by the donations coming in.  To date, we have collected 132 pairs of flip flops, 107 boxes of crayons and we are now moving on to collecting childrens sunglasses.  We are in need of 100 pairs of sunglasses to put in each of the backpacks.  If you'd like to donate, please let me know. 

We are getting excited, but there is still so much to be done.  The girls have been at camp all week from 9-3 so I've tried to use that time wisely to prepare for our trip.

Is anyone else going on a mission trip this summer?  If so, I'd love to hear about it.

Four girls on a mission

These girls are on a mission, literally.  We leave for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic next month.  We were super busy today doing this.

We have collected about 100 flipflops and crayons in the last week.  The girls are so excited.  We will be distributing backpacks to over 100 kids through an organization called Servants Hearts Ministry.  SHM, is a child sponsorship program in the Dominican Republic.  We sponsor a 3 year old little boy named Michael.

How sweet is that face?  I can't wait to meet him and hug his neck.

We would covet your prayers as we embark on our first mission trip as a family.  Please pray for our safety and for the girls hearts as they experience for the first time, children living in extreme poverty.
My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will give them a love for these children and a heart for the orphans and the widows. (James 1:27)

I will be blogging from the trip and can't wait to show you how God is using us to care for His children.  Please pray how you can be involved in furthing His kingdom through Servants Heart Ministry.  Thank you.

Wordless Wednesday

New Post......Finally

So, you know you haven't blogged in long time when you can't remember your password to sign into Blogger and then when you finally get in, Blogger has a new look.  Fantastic!

If I have any readers left, thank you for hanging in there with me.  We've had alot going on and frankly, I just lost my desire to blog.  Then I started feeling guilty because I hadn't been recording all these wonderful things that were happening with my girls and our family.  I hope to blog more in depth about all of these events, but for now, here is a recap.

My sweet baby turned 5.

She graduated from Preschool.

Brooklyn had her artwork on display at the prestigious Frist Center in Nashville.

I turned 40.

I became an aunt again to a beautiful nephew named Canaan.

So here is hoping I can blog more frequently because I never want to forgot all the wonderful things God is doing in our lives.  Even in the midst of the dessert, I am reminded that God is Good!!


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