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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Little Light of Mine




I just don't have words to describe the blessing our family experienced tonight as we watched the African Children's Choir Concert (all these precious orphan children are from Uganda, so you know this mama's heart was exploding) ... The gift of music and dance these children have was obviously a gift from the Lord and being used to glorify HIM... They radiated hope, love, and joy up on the stage ... I was completely moved in my spirit and heart to watch them ... Scott and I captured a glimpse of how we want heaven to be like as our children danced and sang along with the choir ... I truly believe we are raising a generation that GET IT ... No keeping it in the box here in the OATVALL TEAM... I pray my children live on the edge w/ the Lord leading the way ... Of course, we never go anywhere w/ out a POSSE (Mayernick's, Gage's, Ondrea and her peeps, and my Anna) ... We were all sporting our blue "147 million orphan" shirts and actually sold a few ... ONLY GOD !!! Enjoy the pictures and ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS KEEP "THE LEAST OF THESE" IN YOUR HEART AND ASK GOD WHERE HE IS CALLING YOU TO ACT ON THEIR BEHALF!

Love Ya ...

16 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE IT...
BEAUTIFUL...
Stop by my blog.. have something for you..
LOVE YA GIRLY....
You and your family are AMAZING...

Diane said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing :)Each time I come to your blog, I leave wishin' a lived a little bit closer to Tennessee...

Hug that ever growin' team of yours, please!

Jenny said...

Cool! Those are my friends in Choir #32! I traveled with Choir #30 and they are now back in Uganda and Kenya! Isn't it amazing how God can use CHILDREN to speak to our hearts!?!?!

KT said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
freaking out
I totally forgot to go:(

Steffie B. said...

Amen...love you! ;)

Tracy said...

i know you were all so blessed! wish we could have been there! love that pic in the middle--- precious angels at the throne!!! :)

Tammy said...

I think we saw this precious choir at the fundraiser for Shoahannah's Hope a few years ago & it was, by far, the most incredible thing ever! We've ministered alongside some of the best artists in our country but nothing compared to the way those precious orphans worshipped God & ushered us to His Throne! Amazing! Still praying all your babies home! ; ) sure appreciate the Oatsvall team!

The Fab 4 said...

The African Childrens Choir was our huge catalyst to adopt from Africa. In 1998 We had 2 boys from the choir stay in our home overnight, and they rocked our universe. Hearing THEM pray for US did us in. 10 years later, we have our very own African treasure.

Tymm said...

Was that Watoto? We LOVE those guys!! You can't watch them and not be moved or stirred to act...

Love them, love them, love them...

emily said...

So cool! We have a CD but would love to see them in person. :) Love that your shirts keep getting out there to spread the message.

Beautiful Mess said...

I was sick when they were in Jacksonville and had to miss them-BROKE my heart!

Glad your family enjoyed them!!

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Kari said...

Gwen, I LOVE this post!!! I posted a sweet video of Zoie & daddy singing This Little Light of Mine. That's our fav song right now:)))
Can you hold for me one of your "limited" T shirts that you just made. I'll pay paypal asap:)) I'm addicted to any adorable adoption T...that all I wear!!

Can you give me your email #
xoxo

The Ferrill's said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
HEAVENLY!!!!!!!!!!
Would LOVE to experience this, maybe one day!

Laura said...

They were at our church a couple of years ago and they were awesome!!!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

I think I can feel the chills..Holy Ghost bumps.

Last night, we had our first mission team meeting in preparation for our trip to South African. It is growing closer!
Robbie

Chris said...

We saw the Watoto Choir in Jan, in PA. Made this conservative Mennonite want to dance in the aisles :^)