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Monday, March 31, 2008

GOD PROJECT BOOK UPDATE

I am overwhelmed and so excited about all of you who have agreed to write your story for the BOOK .... If you wouldn't mind emailing me, so I can compute a list for the future. I will begin the communicating via email instead of the blog. I think that will be easier for everyone.

My email is s.oatsvall@comcast.net
Note: A few of you have asked time frame ... Let's say if you can get me your story anytime in the next 3 months that will be great ... I already have Jim Chapman on board to do the art work ... I am wanting the family pictures for him to do sketches of ... I want to protect our privacy yet still express our stories ... I think this is the best of both worlds ... Jim is amazing and his heart for adoption shows in everything he does !

I want to encourage you to pray about your story and what God would have you share. Feel free to share whatever part of your story you wish. I say that because today I was visiting Melinda's blog and she posted the most amazing story her friend had written. It was a story about how each of her adoptive children bonded to her in different ways and at different times. It was so moving that it made me realize that we all have a specific story and something that will shape or impact others, so please share whatever you want and not just the 1, 2, 3 step process ...

I am beyond excited about this and know God is going to do something amazing here because He is in the AMAZING BUSINESS !!!! And just think if all this work brings just one family to the decision of adoption we will hear the choir sing in heaven !!!!

14 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I am in...You know I would do anything for you girly..
Thanks for inviting me..
HUGS..
Have you got your Good Wish note done...LOL..
HUGS

Anonymous said...

Gwen,

You are amazing. I have known you for almost 25 years and I am still learning about your capacity for love and your fire for furthering His kingdom. I am going to pray about how and what I can contribute to your writing project.

Love,

Angela Winnier

Jewels of My Heart said...

That is so exciting! I am certain God is going to use this in a mighty way!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

I think this is a wonderful idea!! I don't have an adoption story, but it looks like you'll have plenty of material for your book!

Thomas bunch said...

I emailed you again, hope it gets through this time:)

Diane said...

Well..I popped on over to Melinda's blog and read what the Mama of ELEVEN :)
had to share....crying here and praising God for moving in this woman's life and so many other families I have been blessed to know along our journey. Thanks for sharing!!!

Diane

Tina said...

WHOOO HOO.....

Run HARD after HIM, GIRL!

SO wish we could have visited last night.

Terry said...

Hi Gwen,
I introduced myself to you last night and told you I had been reading your blog. I also wanted to tell you that I asked for and received "Jesus Calling" for Christmas upon your recommendation. And you were right; each entry seems to build on the ones before and each day I love it more and more. Thanks so much for sharing! It's been a pleasure to follow your journey and be inspired by your faith. I wish you the best of luck with your awesome book project!
Terry

Kristy said...

Gwen this is a great idea, maybe one day in the future we will fially hae our babygirl and I will be able to share our story with you.

Praying for Crystal and Savannah
Love, Kristy

Laura Nipper said...

Sounds like an amazing idea. I will be buying one for sure. :) Cant wait to see how God uses this project to inspire people into adoption or help with the adoption process. Hope your week is going well.

Denise C said...

You are one amazing woman Gwen! I am completely in awe of how you love so deeply....Talk about the choirs singing in heaven....they are singing your praises right now my sweet friend!
I cannot wait to buy your book....it will so moving....for everyone blessed by contributing to it and for those who are lucky enough to have a copy!!!
Love you and your precious heart!!!
**Just a little tidbit for ya....Chelsi has her "Reef" flip flops on today.....and loves them...she says thanks for introducing her to them....she got 4 pair for her b-day! hee-hee! (I found them at www.shoemall.com...they have quite a few to choose from....her favorites are the wedge heels! She's such a girlie girl! ;)

nicole said...

Hi Gwen! What a beautiful project!! I don't have an adoption story to share, but I will certainly buy the book, and hopefully have a story someday when you are ready to publish volume 2. :-)

I'll be praying for you!

love,
nicole

Beverly said...

Sorry should have read this one closer.

Kimber said...

Gwen

I would like to contribute..I wille-mail you.

Kim