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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dads 4 Adoption

DADS FOR ADOPTION !!

44 kind words.:

Kim K. said...

Love it!! Scott is quite the motivational speaker. I dragged Chris away from the news to watch. Priceless. Keep the Coach o call 4 dads coming!!

Kristin said...

That was awesome!!! I am definitely going to show this to my husband! I've been bugging him enough that he's agreed to "whatever I think is best" (LOL!), but I bet this would really help him to see, because I still feel like he's not quite on the same page as I am yet. I was adopted at 13 mos and I cannot imagine my life had I not been adopted!

Katie Dunlap said...

I love it! So good to run into you guys at Cinco de Mayo Sunday! Thanks, Scott, for speaking to the Dads so openly. We're thankful for the way you've influenced and supported us in our adoption journey.

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Coach O brings it strong, as usual! But sorry Scott, you were outshined by Em. Everything you said pales in comparison to that bright light! :)

How is it that every many in America can have the exact same fears walking into the path. And how many dads miss the blessing. I'm thinking maybe Coach needs his own corner of the WWW. :)

Love you both!

Kendra said...

That was sooo great! I have to say, we went through the same thing as most couples do and it if it weren't for the Word my husband would be struggling more. He seems to find his answers there. What a blessing! Thank you for sharing!

Tonya said...

Thank you, Coach O, for speaking out to the dads! There is someone in my faith fam who will be getting an email from me in a sec ;) I pray one day he writes to you the testimony of his three newest children from Ethiopia who are orphans no more... 147 million Minus Three More!!! Please pray with me for Sisay and her sibs who have touched our hearts so deeply; that God will move swiftly in the hearts of their forever family. May God bless all you are doing for His Kingdom.

Tanya said...

very good words of encouragement for dads! i would like to show this video to the 8 couples we are having over this Sat. to talk about adoption & orphan ministry. this addresses some common concerns and you did a great job dispelling the myths and calming the common fears with scripture. BLESSINGS from Utah!

Jenay said...

WoW!! Thank for that. I am so excited to show that to my hubby. He is "going along with the idea, and thinks it good", but this will help him understand it from a man's point of view and address his concerns. Thank you soooo much for sharing.

Jenay

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh, I hear from SO many women who want so much to adopt but can't talk their husbands into it. Breaks my heart. I am going to put this on my blog.

emily said...

Coach O, you rocked it brother! :) So thankful the Lord called us to this journey with your family. We love you dearly.

Em, great job on the song!

Jim and April said...

what an awesome video...loved the little boys peeking in and waving and then your daughter at the end singing! How precious! hope you dont mind if i share this on our blog...i'll link back to you!

love said...

how could you say no to that?!?!

amen.

yaaaaaaaaay, Scott!!

husbands not on board and money are the biggest questions i get. is it okay if i link to this?

The Young Family said...

For the record...I think that's the FIRST time I've ever cried to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star! She is just PRECIOUS! I agree...how can you say no to THAT?!

Tabitha Harder said...

That is precious! There are so many dads and dads to be that really need to hear this. Thanks for sharing your heart!

Andrea said...

LOVE IT!!! Hubby is reluctant to adopt again, it would be our 3rd...wish I could get him in to hear it. :o)
Thank you for sharing your heart coach!

Melinda said...

Love it!!!! Scott you rocked it! Thank you both for being such an encouragement to many. I believe many, many more families are going to move forward with adoption because you were willing to share your hearts! Loved hearing sweet Emily sing, she did great!

We Are Family said...

AMEN!

willhouse4God said...

This is Ashlie's husband and I have to say this. How awesome to see another man with this passion. Thank you so much!!

Blessings,

Travis

Mandi said...

Wow, that was amazing. I got chills as I was watching this because of a conversation that my husband and I were having just minutes ago. He is already in bed but I have e-mailed him your link because he needs to see this.

I wish I could fill you in on the conversation, but until we know for certain the answer, we must keep it quiet.

Mandi

Kristi J said...

ok, that was just PERFECT!! I mean, the kids crawling around and singing made the show!! So awesome....I'm gonnna link to it now :) kj

Kim said...

I love ya man! Wish I could swing by and give you a big hug Coach O. You rock and I cannot wait to see how God will use this message to move men into action!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim & Tyler

connie said...

Awesome call to dads! I'm so blessed to be married to a guy who has said yes to the Lord's call to adopt 5 times. Ya'll are such a blessing!

Jessi said...

Thank you for this heartfelt candor. You have addressed the very things holding my husband back. That and he says his life is too busy right now. What would Coach O say to that? I think it really helps men to hear about it from other men. At least I know it does my husband. I will be sending this link along to him!

Bless you!

Jessi said...

Thank you for this heartfelt candor. You have addressed the very things holding my husband back. That and he says his life is too busy right now. What would Coach O say to that? I think it really helps men to hear about it from other men. At least I know it does my husband. I will be sending this link along to him!

Bless you!

Naomi said...

Awesome!!!! So many husbands need to hear this and so many wives will want them to!!

Can I post this on my blog please?

www.lydiahope.blogspot.com

The Fab 4 said...

Seriously!!! Gwen, Coach O, and kids, that was a broadway production. I laughed, I cried, and I forwarded! Haha! These families on the edge that have been placed in my life don't stand a chance.

GREAT job!

Diane and family:) said...

SO....I hurry home from Target, thinking to myself, hmmmm, how can I get ahold of Gwen:) Remembering you saying your email is on the mend, I hoped to reach you via your blog...and, well, got sidetracked watching Dad Oatsvall!!! WOOHOOOO!!! That, Scott, is an Amazing Grace video!! I love it!!! I am just hopping around my laundry room watching it, thinking, yes, he has it, yes, he is sharing it, yes, he is so right on, and, yes, Dads now is the Time:)!!! YAY!!!!

And, the best part of this, at least for me:) is that I did NOT forget what I wanted to share with you and so am just gonna share it here....keep walking the Journey Oatsvall Team!!! This a.m., while in Target, in Carmel, Indiana...on a cold snowy morning:) I was warmed through and through with Love when I entered Target...first thing I saw was a sweet, young Mama with her....sweet baby in a cart...and, the best part:) I noticed the Mama because the back of her Tshirt said "feed 1"~~~ I just knew beyond knowing she was lovingly wearing a 147 million orphan T!!! Sooo, of course, I just had to chat with her right there on the spot!!! The woman had received the shirt as a gift from a friend!! I LOVED that she was wearing it and LOVE that she will be sharing when asked about her tshirt and Katie:) It was super sweet and I tell you I just smiled all the way home....so, more videos, more tshirts....more love....the Holy Spirit is moving nationwide and worldwide:) Honestly, I'm still smiling:)!!!

Ahh....such a great day!!! GO SCOTT AND GWEN...and Elijah:) and Jeremiah:) and Emily:) and....Maggie, too....GO TEAM!! Ok, I'm done for today!!!

Beth said...

This is exactly what I needed...I've been thinking about adoption for awhile now, mentioning it to my hubby here and there. He's never said "NO," but I don't know if he takes me seriously, either. I am going to show him this video and see where it takes his heart. You've addressed all the concerns I believe he has about this...thank you!!!

Joe and Melissa said...

your kids are so cute!

andrea said...

oh tears..Coach o that was fab...I LOVE this video...

i love seeing the kids running around in the background!!

oh and my little brennan was just a singing along with your sweet girl!!

how can we say no to this?

Kelly said...

Great job Coach O & Little Ms. Emily. Love it :)

lisa Kindred said...

Scott,

What a blessing it was to get to know you and your beautiful bride this past week-end. Have heard so many that loves hearing you and Mike. You 2 might have to continue on the road with those two girls!!

You speak right to the hearts of the men that need to hear it. God is moving and we thank you for the great influence you all were to all of us here in Bloomington/Normal!

Thanks again for your video. Loved your little singing star at the end!

LIsa Kindred

Jill Funkhouser said...

Love the video. I also loved the kiddos...so cute!

Kathy said...

Great video ! Men need to hear this. My husband had the same three questions. Thankfully, he knew that adoption was Gods plan for us and we just came back from China with our precious Maggie. Coach, you did a great job !!! I will be sharing this on our blog and with friends. Go Coach O !

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

LOVE Love love it!!!!!! I'm gonna have to borrow your statement "God funds what He favors." That is just awesome. I want to use that with our church's upcoming orphan ministry. Thanks for sharing. Take care guys. God is definitely working!!!!!
-C

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

Gwen - I decided to go ahead & post about this. I think it's too important to wait. Your hubby is gonna be as famous as you if he keeps this up (which I hope he does!) Thanks again for sharing.
www.amorrisfamilyjournal.blogspot.com
-C

Heather said...

Great video. Can't wait to hear how many men are touched & feel the need to take the next step. Keep on speaking, Coach O. Great job!

Summers said...

thanks for sharing!!!
www.mattandkellysummers.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Hey Gwen! I met you all this weekend at the Adopted for Life conference. Just wanted to pass along my blog info. Can't wait to learn through your experiences, and grow like crazy in this adoption process. Thanks for doing what you all do.
Liz Horn
www.hornaction.blogspot.com

TanyaLea said...

This was AMAZING! Seriously, it addresses exactly what so many men are struggling with. So how wonderful to hear these words of encouragement direct from one who has 'been there' himself!

I actually seen this first on Naomi's blog. I've been so behind on my blog reading lately, that I missed the update of your blog on my dashboard. Anyway, I would love to post about it, too... if it's okay with you?!

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya
http://acornsandcherryblossoms.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

I love this video.. I have always wanted to adopt & my husband has other feelings about it but after having him watch this video it really left him with a better perspective & I think he is being more open minded about it now.

I have an award for you on my page for being one of my favorite blogs to follow.

Maria and Family said...

Beautiful :) thank you both!!

Maria and Family said...

I shared this on my blog. If it helps ONE dad it is soo worth it !!

Mrs4444 said...

This is terrific. I'm going to link to it on Friday.

(came over by way of Feels Like Chaos.)