Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Precious Blessings


     Zachery arrived at the AGC Baby Centre today. Please pray for him and that God would send the right family at the right time for this little guy.

     Lydia also went home with her mom yesterday!

This little guy's name is Owen. He arrived at the AGC Baby Centre on Friday. He is quiet but full of curiosity.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Third Adoption of the Year

Thankful for our third adoption of this new year. Gabriel went home with his forever family last week. Pictured are his new mom and dad, as well as a cousin. Thanking God for His provision of a family for this sweet boy.

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Beginnings

     Today was an exciting day as our first two adoptions of the year took place. I am so excited for Eunice and Natasha and their new families. Pray for them as they grow together as a family.

Eunice and Her New Family

Natasha and Her Mom

     We have also welcomed two new babies in the new year. Meet Lydia and Graham. Please pray for them as they adjust to their new life here at the AGC Baby Centre.

Photo: We welcomed little 3 month old Lydia to the Baby Centre today.  Thanking Jesus for her and that she is adjusting well.
Lydia came to us on Wednesday. She is three months old.

Photo: We were blessed to have little Graham join us yesterday at the AGC Baby Centre.  Graham is about 5 months old and weighs a bit over 14 lbs.
Graham joined us yesterday. He is about 5 months old and weighs about 14 pounds.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

God is Faithful

     The last year has been one of the most amazing and one of the toughest. As 2012 has come to a close and 2013 has begun there is one thing that I know is true... God is faithful to keep His promises. We were never promised that life would be easy, but we have the truth that God will always be there with us.

I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5

     In  September 2012 I arrived in Kenya to work at the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre. It has felt like a long road to get here. I felt God's calling to become a missionary back in 2004. To me it seemed like forever, but God's timing is not my timing and He knew what He was doing.
     I have gotten to love and share with all of the children here. Many have gotten adopted since I have been here. What a blessing, to witness children become part of a forever family. My heart melts when I walk into a room and a big group of kids immediately come to me for a hug or want to come and spend time with me reading a book, playing or to learn something new. I love to hear the children singing songs about God. To have them tell me they know that Jesus loves them makes me smile.
     I am so excited to see what God has planned for the coming year at the AGC Baby Centre.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
     Last year my father was diagnosed with cancer. My father told me he had been prayed over for healing. He told me that God could heal him one of two ways: either here on earth or in heaven. That was really tough for me to hear, because I knew how I wanted God to answer my prayers for healing for my dad. God decided to heal him here on earth. In that time and the following months I was really learning the meaning of praising God no matter how things turned out.
     I am so thankful for parents who follow after God and raised me to do the same.

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:2-3

   My grandma also passed away this past year along with another realtive and a couple of friends. I am so glad to know that all of them are in heaven. All of them had been struggling with one thing or another with their health. While death is hard on those left behind, it is so comforting to know they are no longer suffering and get to be with their savior.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

     In everything over the last year I have felt God's presence and love. I have not always understood what He was up to, but I knew He was in control and that He had a plan.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28