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Sunday, November 28, 2010

New video, news and more great news!!!

Hope For Dube Bute from Kurt Neale on Vimeo.

Please take the few minutes to watch the incredible video that Kurt made of our time in Dube Bute.  He is so talented and he shot the entire thing on his iPhone!  We are so thankful for the way that he captured the story and emotions of our time spent there.  Makes my heart just long to be back there with them.

The Lord has rained down blessing far beyond our wildest expectations for the people of Dube Bute!! We are SO close to being done with the first phase of the project and are getting ready to roll out MORE for them.  More classrooms, more clean water and a library!!!  All because so many of you have already brought them HOPE.

Many more are just beginning sub-campaigns as well as various ways to contribute to these people and we are very grateful.  They are so deserving and your efforts are greatly needed.  It has been very humbling to watch the BODY step up, use gifts and talents to help people halfway across the globe.

We still need these projects to continue to bring HOPE.  I can't wait to share a few with you soon.

I will recap a truly powerful evening we had to bring HOPE to those in Dube Bute tomorrow.  I am still so in awe of the way that He used the musical talent of Grace London and Eyasu's story to move in the hearts of others.  I will break down where we are financially and what the new needs will be- I have NO DOUBT that it will come as well and the village of Dube Bute will experience total transformation!  Praise God.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

new tumbler and some exciting news to come........

Been an absent blogger, good reason though.  I promise.  Stay tuned for some really amazing news!!! Hope is coming to Dube Bute people- what a privilege to watch the Lord provide for them.

In the meantime- head over to my girls at 147 Million Orphans to purchase a new tumbler and provide HOPE to Dube Bute.  They are amazing!!  Great Christmas gifts for sure. :)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

one stop shopping

Love this girl.  Rainey has created a one stop shopping experience for Hope for Dube Bute on her embroidery business website.  She is very talented and has made numerous items that my kiddos use- awesome blankets, etc.  Head over to Bow in the Clouds to see.

Thank you Rainey, your friendship is invaluable to me.
Thursday, November 11, 2010

hope for christmas

Check this out!! I continue to be amazed at the incredible people coming alongside us to bring hope to Dube Bute.  Please head over here and do some shopping.  All proceeds go to bring HOPE to those living there.

Thank you Deena!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eyasu day!!

One year ago today!  Happy Eyasu day.  We love you buddy and can't imagine our lives without you.

Monday, November 8, 2010


What a difference a few years can make!  Two years ago I wrote this post.  To say that our lives were turned upside down that day would be an understatement.  To say that we are far better today than we ever dared to dream or imagine, would be too.

We got Abe's results from the MRI of his spine today and they were "normal".  Normal.  Not my favorite word after entering into the world of parenting a child with special needs.  I prefer "typical", but will take normal in this case! :)

While this doesn't change the make-up of his brain, it does mean that we don't have anything new to deal with either.

We were so proud of him.  He was so strong and brave.  We felt anything but as they wheeled him away to be put under for over 2 hours.

It was amazing to see him wake up and smile at us.  Love this kid something fierce.

Thanks for the prayers.  We felt them all day.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

another MRI

This cute guy has another MRI scheduled for tomorrow am.  Bright and early actually.  Cooks just called to let us know we need to be there by 6 AM.  Really?? He will also have botox injected into his shoulders and arms to try to help with his spasticity.  His sweet neurologist didn't think it all that humorous when I said that I would be happy to step in at the last minute as I'm sure that their will be some left over.  I thought it was clever, apparently not so much. :)

Would you pray that the sedation goes well, the procedure gives them the information they need and Abe recovers well?  Thank you for continuing to walk the road with us.

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