Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome Noah....And Microfinance!!!!

This past weekend we were given a shower for Noah at our church by some of my close friends. They did such a great job of making the shower awesome! Great food, great decorations, and great fellowship. Noah is one lucky guy, and is going to have everything he needs thanks to the generosity of our friends and family. Above are just a few pictures (the cake note only tasted great, it was sooo cute- my favorite!)

This evening, we were given the tremendous blessing to speak to a sweet and precious church about adoption. We originally had prepared to speak to the youth group, but when we arrived, they asked if we could speak to the church- of course, we excitedly said, YES I had prepared a short slide presentation of our time in Ethiopia and then 3 major Biblical points about adoption/orphans- our spiritual adoption, what God says about the orphan, and what He expects us to do. The church received what God had to say through us with such love and grace. The whole experience was just such a blessing!
When we asked if anyone had any questions a young boy, probably about 8 years old raised his hand and asked how someone could donate to an orphanage- what a sweet young man! He talked to us after the service and he is so interested in donating supplies for us to take back to Ethiopia, and in giving a microfinance loan through World Vision's awesome microfinance program. If you haven't checked this out, you really need to. It is an amazing way to give people in other countries the opportunity they need to turn their ideas into tangible ways to sustain themselves and those around them- check out this link for more info!

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