Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ordering the first batch of t-shirts tonight. I will ship them ASAP.   The next batch will be open from Feb. 24th-March 24th.  Thanks so much for your orders, prayers, listening ears, advice and donations.  God is so good!  Beautiful big flakes of snow outside.  Have a blessed day! 

Some of you have asked if you can order the youth picture on an adult t-shirt.  Yes you can.  Just email me with that order and we'll go from there.  Thanks!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Big  Nine K
Friends and Followers
As you already know we are currently working on adopting a child from Ethiopia. .At this point we will need to pay for our Home Study Fee, (I600A)U.S. Immigration Service and Citizenship and our first Agency Fee which will be $9000.  We are asking everyone who reads this to prayerfully consider giving to this adoption journey. Your gift of even $25 goes a long way in the end. Or perhaps you might be able to give more. Or maybe you own a business that could make a substantial tax-deductible donation. You can also email your friends and family and refer them to our blog site. SPREAD THE WORDOr, simply cut and paste the text of the email and send it out to everyone you know.We are trusting God to provide, but He does it through people, so we earnestly need the village to come together for this one.  If you feel led to be part of this journey  for the first time ever, we (and all of our children) would be eternally grateful. We know that in this crazy economic era, giving is more difficult. Trust us, though, that this is an investment that will lend you eternal rewards.  First, you can donate directly to us via the link on the right . It will take you directly to our paypal account where you can donate securely. You can also make a tax deductible donation to our agency.  Email me first and I will tell you how to do that.  Or if you would like to send a check to our home addressit  is on the right. PRAY PRAY PRAY  EVERY PENNY OF YOUR GIFT WILL GO DIRECTLY INTO AN ACCOUNT SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR ADOPTION EXPENSES.
Thanks so much to all of you who are coming alongside us in this miraculous endeavor. We are eternally grateful for every single cent that comes our way to bring this child home  to their forever family. We are awaiting miraculous provision and praying for every penny of this process.
"Once our eyes are opened we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12
The Funks

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jonah's 5th Birthday
What was I thinking with this long hair!
You are a true dee-light!  Simple day of serving you.  You were able to drink juice(out of fancy glasses) with every meal that was your favorite part of the day.  A room filled with balloons all over the floor, your pick for all the meals and a colorful birthday that you asked for.  Simple joy! 
Endless battles with your superhero figurines
Endless questions about how your body works and the blood running through your veins
Endless love and compassion for helping others 
Endless fruit eating(I have never seen anyone eat so much fruit in one sitting
Endless days of organizing.  You are constantly putting things away and organizing and straightening things.
Endless wrestling and dancing
Endless singing and worshiping God in your own creative style
Looking back from when you were six weeks old, and planning a funeral for you in Children's hospital  we will never forget what an awesome God we serve.  You will forever keep changing our hearts.  everyday is a blessing.  thank you Lord. 
I want to thank all of you for the t-shirt sales this month,orders of Funky Buns, donations and all the prayers. From the bottom of our heart to yours.  We officially switched agencies(Gladney) and are in the process of our Home Study paperwork. You have some time yet for t-shirts to, so check them out and get yours today!  Have a wonderful day!
Cares, Prayers & Hugs

Friday, February 12, 2010

We have had a lot of questions about t-shirts.  You can also get the youth t-shirt in an adult size too and vice versa.  Just email me and let me know.  Thanks.  There are3 images you get out of the adult shirts: The shape of Africa, a birthing mother, and a face.  Very neat from a very cool artist.  Deadline for the first order is the 23rd.  Thanks and help support a good cause!  Thanks for the prayers and Blessings!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

In with February and out with January
We had a wonderful month that God has blessed us with. We had 2 birthdays(I will get Jonah's up on the blog yet), a visit with some old wonderful and beautiful friends of ours, and we got all of our home study application paperwork together.  All of those who donated this month we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Satan has also been right at our door knocking us down everywhere we turn.   It has been a spiritual winter. We were not meant  to do life on our own that is for sure.  God has reminded me of the importance of living this life in community with others.  Faithful and faith-filled ones who share the warmth of the Son especially when I am slogging around in this spiritual slush I am reminded that God has given me the right equipment to weather the storm. The beauty of it is He clears it all away.  God's compassion never fails. 

Don't forget the Tshirt sale is ending February 23rd.  All proceeds go towards the adoption fund.  You can always use a t-shirt and it's even better when it's for a good cause.  Thanks again for all your prayers, support and unconditional love.....