"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Friday, May 25, 2012

God's Perfect Love is Overwhelming!!!

We are so blessed to have had the precious children from this wonderful ministry come and stay with us for the past few days!!!  They travel the U.S. to raise awareness, advocate for orphans and encourage everyone to DO SOMETHING to help orphans. We may not all be called to adopt, be we are all called to do something (James 1:27).

Our church had 6 different host families that each were blessed to have a couple of precious orphans from either Ethiopia or Honduras stay at our homes where we could love on them AND experience God's lavish love in a whole new way! The best part was that they performed for our church Wednesday night...truly AMAZING!!! Here is a video of one of their songs.

The night that they arrived I was so touched by the deep JOY and PEACE that these sweet kids have. They all ran around our yard and played with our kids and the kids from the other Host Families as if they were all family. They laughed and sang the whole time they were here. It just shows that no matter how broken and ugly someone's past may be, Jesus covers it all as only He can once we accept Him as our Lord (which each of these children have!) God is SO Good!!!

Kennady made a Welcome sign for the door  ;)
Here are all of the host families, children and staff
Kennady and sweet Gracia
The teeter-totter was where all the action was!
Gracia, Haley, Mahder and Kennady

The kids got to sing for the news station!

Our kids were wishing they didn't have to go to school today - they just wanted to stay home and play!

Thankfully it was early release and they got to all go swimming. Daddy came home early and of course taught the girls to stunt in the pool!!! They had a blast!

After the pool Kolson and Gracia decided they wanted to get wet again!

The girls after the performance!

Kiki, Haley and Kennady all bought shirts

The girls with their new bows!

We will miss these sweet faces, belly giggles and beautiful singing around here!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our Day....

We had friends over to swim today  :)

Kolson lost his 3rd tooth!
Keegan got a lot of reading in - he loves this new series that we found. They are from a Christian author about a brother and sister that solve mysteries and try to shine Jesus 
at their schools. Kennady loves them too!

He loves it when I take his pictures  ;)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring Fun!!!

We LOVE that it is almost SUMMER!!!

Kolson started soccer

Kennady decided to try track

We had another ROCK Youth Night here

The boys have been playing soccer in the yard

And Daddy and Kennady have been stunting

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What we've been up to...

Last week I went with Kolson's class to the Zoo! We had a great field trip  :)  His favorite parts were the monkeys, the Winged Wonders Bird Show and the ice cream  :)  Here he is petting the sting rays (right before one jumped up and splashed him!)
 He also loved feeding the giraffes!

We had fun!!

We also had Cheer Try-outs
And then we went up to Sacramento to see Brodie's family. It was Jordan's 18th B'day!!! We went to the A's / Indian's game on the way home  :)