Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Story of my Life by Gwen Oatsvall | Edit Post
Only 22 days till I leave for Uganda !!! I have been preparing for this moment for over a year !!! I am going to walk (who are we kidding ... I AM GONNA RUN) into the gates and tackle my kids !!! I can't wait to touch them and look into their eyes !!! I can't wait to see Katie and meet her precious children and look into the eyes of all the children in the Amazima program that have changed my life !!!
Please pray for our court date (along w/ the Hannah family .. I am traveling w/ them ... They are friends from here adopting Bobby ... Joseph's buddy) ... Pray for Maggie to continue her procedure w/out infection and please lift up an UNSPOKEN ...
Now time for UPDATES ...
2 Trips to the airport in one week !!! That is 6 children coming home to forever families ... I have prayed for these 6 children for over a year ... And of course 147 Million Orphans was represented well at homecoming !!! Thank You Lord for bringing these FAMILIES TOGETHER !! (and yes, I have pjs on in the first airport trip ...lol)
This is TEAM 147 first tourney ... Most of these boys have played together for about 3 years ... They are so fun to watch and more than that we hope we are teaching them about the BIG PICTURE !!! Instead of names on the back of the jerseys there is a scripture !!!
WE WON OUR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE SEASON !!!
Emily is at every game and puts here time doing cartwheels for the crowd !!! Jeremiah is sharing his trophy w/ her !!!
Today was Emily's Kindergarten testing ... I can't believe she will be going to school next year !!!!
The best part will be that she gets to go w/ Daddy everyday ... I can't tell you how peaceful that is for me to know he is there !!! Maggie will follow soon !!! GO FRA !!!
This is a little late post, but my sweet Anna turned 18 and we had a surprise birthday party for her at the pottery place w/ all her favorite kids !!!
Mini Suzanne here ... I love my sweet GRACE ... she has a heart for orphans that is so big and I can't wait to see what God does in her life !!!
Our conference in IL brought us some amazing sisters !!! These women did a fabulous job HONORING God and showing others how to SEE the orphans of the world ... LOVE YOU !!!
ICING ON THE CAKE ... This trip was so over due for the 4 of us ... We had a great time talking about the impact we want for 147 to have on the orphan crisis, we laughed and ate a lot !!!
The panel discussion was very powerful ... It is important that believers come together and share what God is doing in our lives, so we can inspire others to follow the calling upon their life !!!
wwwhhhhheeeeewwww ... I feel caught up now !!!
Thanks so much for checking in on us and for praying !!!