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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

$11,000 Birthday Gift!!!

Here is the video to Suzanne's birthday surprise!  The card that she read at the beginning told her..."you have impacted so many people who want to share in the joy of your birthday!  We know that you are changing the world one heartbeat at a time...making history with every touch and ever smile.  You may not see it now but we believe that time will tell how you are changing the world.  So, we wanted to allow you to do something on your birthday that you LOVE..share your gift with someone else.  Want to bring an orphan home to Nashville?  We knew you would too !!!!

THANK YOU...to the 165 families who gave $11,000 in 5 days!!  We serve an amazing God who does amazing things through our ordinary lives.  ABIGAIL IS AN ORPHAN "NO MORE" !!!!





30 kind words.:

Tammy said...

My oldest daughter and I are crying our eyes out watching this!! God is so amazing. I wish I lived closer to you two women because we would be the best of buds! Praying over both families!!:)

amycornwell said...

I'm bawling my eyes out - God is so good. What an amazing birthday gift!

Holly said...

I am crying iwth Tammy and Amy here in NC.
Glory to God! What an amazing way to honor a true hero of the faith!!!
Happy Birthday Suzanne and way to go givers!! Yahooooooooooooo!!!
Thank you Jesus!!

Tommy Johnson said...

Gwen and Suzanne - I am Abigail's granddad (Tosha's dad). I am beyond speachless about this amazing gift that has been given to Bring Abigail Home. You people are amazing, and God's grace is incredible. To say "thank you" seems so small to express my feelings. May God bless you all!!

Ashley said...

Tears all around!! Suzanne is right...God funds what He favors! Amen!

Kellie said...

What an amazing gift! I am so happy I could help. What an amazing group of women you are! Many Blessings!!

Stacy said...

I can't stop crying!!!

Stacy said...

I can't stop crying!!!!

Rob and Jordan said...

Oh my word I cried the WHOLE TIME! What an amazing picture watching her counting every dollar bill; every dime sent out by God's hand to bring his child HOME! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL!!

Stephanie said...

simply amazing...amazing.

Tisra said...

Gah! I missed this! How FANTASTIC! I held out pretty long, but started crying at the 3:59 mark when it Just Keeps Coming. Wow!!!!

Really lost it at 6:07 when the total came across!!!! I just couldn't stop looking at the tears in Tosha's eyes. I know, all too well, the CREW of people it takes to bring a child home. Every one of those people invested in a life and will be forever a part of Abigail's life!! PRAISE GOD!

Happy Birthday, Suzanne!!!!!

Ann Marie said...

Humbled to be a small part. Happy Birthday Suzanne!

mbcfree said...

Thx for that..... Love y'all.....

Cate said...

Wow!

Sara said...

Just awesome!

Shelley said...

This is Shelley (Mike's Sister and Abigail's Aunt She She). What an amazing gift. Praise God!

247Mama said...

God is so, so good.

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Crying my eyes out.....happy tears of course!! That is the best gift ever!!!!

Taryn said...

This was amazing!!!!!!! So cool to be a (small) part of this from Florida!!!!! This is why I LOVE you guys at 147 :)

Aaron and Erica said...

HOW AMAZING!!! I am in awe and I'm Praising the Lord with you!!!

Gene and Annie said...

Praise God!!

Tracy said...

crying,crying,crying...

Anonymous said...

Excellent gift to Suzanne and her friend who is adopting.

Reminds me of the God-sized miracles that happened when we adopted...

AWesome. God is just awesome.

andrea said...

thiS iS beautiful!!!

Lindsay said...

SO EXCITING!!!! What an awesome and faithful God we serve!!!!

Roger Bachman said...

Love it, I heard this quote and it reminds me of this. Where God's agenda is championed His resources flow. God bless and may all our hearts be open to what God is calling us to. Glory to Him.

Adrienne said...

Gwen!! You are incredible and this made me cry the whole time I watched it. I know how hard it is to raise money for adoptions and looooove that you (and Suzanne) did this. Beautiful work for our Lord!

Leigh Ann said...

Incredible!

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

I am joining in the "cry party." Oh, my goodness! God is so good, to see Suzanne's gift multiplied in such an AWESOME way!

I just sorry I've been so busy and missed the party earlier.

But, today, we received over $1,400 more for our adoption, having almost $9,000 so far. Thanks to 147 million orphans for a good portion of that.

Thank you, Gwen, ever so faithful, for the Love the Least Conference, our dinner on Friday night, and your fundraising breakout session helped convince Stan and me we were on God's path for us. Now, not one, not just the one you saw a photo of, but TWO precious sons will soon find their Forever Family.

What a mighty God we serve!
Robbie

mamamargie said...

I boo-hooed my way through this video and am still wiping tears away as I write. I'm sorry i missed out on the fun, but am so happy that so many others were able to join in and help bring this precious baby home. Please post pictures when she actually gets here (so I can cry some more happy tears).