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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Feel Like Dancing ??? !!!!

Having one of those days where I just feel like dancing (even though I think I just broke my toe wrestling w/ Jeremiah) ... This past weekend was amazing at the Together for Adoption conference ... We had a 147MillionOrphans booth and met so many people and got to hug some really amazing people from a far (shout out to Melinda and Carolyn and Jamie) ... It was like a over 600 people all gather to DO WHAT THEY COULD to make a difference in the life of an orphan ... People shared some amazing stories on how they were beginning the process for the first time while others were on their 3 or 4th adoption like me ... Many knew of Katie / Amazima Ministries, asked about Suzanne in Uganda, told me of their prayers for Joseph / Daisy and bought lots of 147MillionOrphans geart to go out and spread the news !!! It fills my heart to meet people,who are praying for my family and my kids... Big thanks to one of sweet Joyner girls for faithfully praying for my kids ... We could learn a lot about the heart of God from the children around us  ... I promise to have pictures later... Off to do some dancing (and lots of house cleaning) !!!!

Oh, did I mention my birthday is tomorrow !!!!! Wouldn't it be the perfect gift for God to have my phone ring from Uganda and tell me it is time to come and get my kids !!!!! Hey, a girl can pray can't she !!!

22 kind words.:

Andy, Charity, Noah, Heath and Elijah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow!!!! It was such a blessing meeting you & all the others who have such a heart for orphans this weekend. I am forever changed & can't wait to get to work. I am praying that our church will want to join Jesus in all that He's doing for orphans.
(I'll pray you get a phone call for a present tomorrow!!!!)
-Charity

Jennifer said...

found your blog through a friend, isabel johannes. we are adopting from ethiopia for the first time. we have 2 other children and God has called us to adopt. we are still trying to get the rest of our $ to send off our dossier. all the papers are ready. i'm so ready to mail it and be officially waiting. all that to say...

Just curious...we are doing a fundraiser for our adoption on facebook/twitter monday-wednesday. is there any chance you would copy/paste our status in your status? it will basically direct them to our blog and let them donate if they choose. thanks for considering:)

Kim K. said...

Happy "almost" birthday! Sounds like a fantastic weekend. I hope that you get that well-deserved phone call tomorrow!

We hosted a Moon Festival celebration at our house with five other adoptive families last night. It's so nice to be able to talk and connect with other families who "get" it.

Hugs!

Aaron and Erica said...

Happy Birthday friend!

Praying you get that call soon...

The Jordan's said...

That is so exciting about the conference, the booth, and how many people are hearing about and impacted by the amazing things going on with everything Katie, Suzanne, and yourself are working so hard to do in the life of orphans! I can feel the excitement! And though we know God's timing is perfect timing, I will say a prayer that His timing may just coincide with your day tomorrow! :)

Jeanine said...

Gwen, I hope you know that Olivia practically floated to the car last night! She has that photo on her desk, the beads around her neck, and I have heard her pray for Joseph, Daisy, and YOU at least three times. If you don't get that phone call tomorrow it won't be for lack of prayer!! Thanks for blessing her heart like that. You are a heroine in her eyes which just makes me happy.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am sure the ONLY gift you want is that phone call. I will be praying!

3 Blessings said...

Happy early birthday friend! You have been such a blessing to our family. I am praying for your sweet babies and I am right there with you praying you get your call tomorrow.
Blessings,
Amy

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Gwen! Hope your day fills you with joy!

Glad to hear that your efforts are being so blessed by our Lord and pray that that 147 million reads zero!

isabellecrouche said...

Happy Birthday! Ill be praying for you....hopefully you will receive the call soon.

da momma said...

happy bday praying for your bday wish!

Jewels of My Heart said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER!
I am so sorry about your toe.... but yes, dance, dance, dance... Jesus is oh, so worthy of our praise!
This weekend sounds fantastic... a victory for the orphans indeed!
Have been and will be praying and kept hoping that today is the day for THE phone call.... now I find it is your birthday.....oh, please, oh, please Lord.... may the phone ring!
Love you and have a beautiful, Jesus filled birthday.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you get that call!!!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Friend!

Big hugs and praying you get that phone call!

Praising God for your obedient heart to speak about His children who are NEVER forgotten by Him!

Love you,
Jill

Shauna said...

Happy Birthday!

Beautiful Mess said...

Happy Birthday!

I was happy that the conference had a blogger keeping us up to date on what was going on.

Hopefully someday i can go!

Praying your phone rings!

God bless!

~love said...

happy birthday, gwen! going to say that birthday wish prayer for you right now.
maybe we'll be in uganda at the same time?! =)

Brittnie said...

Gwen,

I was so glad to meet you this weekend at the conference! My kids were so excited about their shirts! Thanks for your work!

Blessings to you,
Brittnie Wilbanks
www.bringingjustice.blogspot.com

and 2 became 5 said...

well, happy birthday! and yes, a girl can pray & God is certainly able! I will join you in that prayer. As i am in the waiting time for my journey it is such a joy to pray for other who are in the midst of it. Thank you for all you do. It was good to meet you this weekend. I have worn my necklace twice already & am making my Christmas lists...it would be fun to give 2 gifts in one! One to help a child, one to check off the list :)

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Gwen!

Shawnstribe said...

Happy Birthday and you go just right away and pray, you know your Father loves you and can't wait to give you the desires of your heart : )
xxxx
s

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GWEN...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

LOVE YOU!!!

PRAYERS!

Abbie