Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Story of my Life by Oatsvall Team | Edit Post
I will start this post w/ a big ole TN "Oh Yeah Sista" ... Two friends got their referrals this week from Ethiopia and their daughters are just amazing ... Amy and Kristy congrats and Praise the Lord ... Your daughters are beautiful !!!!
Now to the book review ... I am still not quite finished w/ the book CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan and I am only not done because I have to put the book down each night and let God prune me, mold me, change me, and open my eyes to His path for my life ... It is an amazing book (get past the 1st chapter) that will cause you to see scripture in action ... I will actually revert back to 3rd grade and DARE YOU to read it ...
As always there is not a week complete in the Oatsvall house w/out a Katie moment ... Volunteering for Amazima Ministries while Katie is back in Uganda is beyond rewarding ... I feel blessed that God choose me (and Suzanne) to come along side Katie and be part of her team, her family, her ministry, and her heart ... She is truly leading a life lead by FAITH ... I think of her so often during my day and wonder how I can help more, how can I make a difference here for her in Uganda, and that the Lord would continue to bless her work there ... Please check out her blog if you haven't and I promise you will see God in action through this young woman ... LUFFA YOU KATIE !!!
T-SHIRTS ... You are beyond stepping up to help the Oatsvall Family bring home Abigail and Joseph ... We have sold over 100 of the 244 shirts ... Thanks for putting my badge on your blog and thanks for walking w/ us ... I am out of med/xl at the moment, but will get them Friday and will ship them out Mon/Tues ... I have worn mine almost everyday (I am washing it, so don't worry) and I am getting some great questions and some great opportunities to share God's love for the orphans ....
As Valentine's Day approaches I of course am thinking of my Valentine ... I have had several people email me lately about their desire to adopt, but their husbands don't want to and I love to share how Scott only wanted 1 child (actually sang a song in the hospital "One and Done") and how through the power of the Lord and some amazing steps of faith we are up to 4 amazing unique children and walking towards angels number 5 & 6 ... Most people wouldn't believe that about Scott, but it is the power of the Lord and a man who was willing to listen to the Father of the Universe and that is how the Oatsvall Family is growing and starting a new legacy ... He talks all the time about leaving a legacy for our children ... What better legacy can you leave than children from all parts of the world loving the Lord and telling people about Jesus ... THAT IS WHAT WE WANT ... Warriors and disciples acting daily to share God's love and grace ... So to my Valentine ... I LOVE BEING YOUR WIFE, MOTHER TO YOUR CHILDREN, BEST FRIEND AND PARTNER IN LIFE !!!!!