Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Going to Moldova!!!!

Well folks, I have another amazing opportunity to go and see another part of the world and what the Lord is doing in another country. I will be joining a team of 4 other people from my church for a week-long vision trip to Moldova.

The question that immediately follows: Where is Moldova?

Moldova is a land-locked country is eastern Europe.
It is surrounded by Ukraine and Romania.

We will be traveling all over the southern part of Moldova visiting various churches and an orphanage. To say that I am excited would be a bit of an understatement. I haven't been a trip like this before. It will be a whirlwind, it will be exhausting but it will be AWESOME to see what the Lord is doing in Moldova. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Life Lately...

To say that life has been a little bit crazy lately would be a bit of an understatement but you know what, honestly I wouldn't have it any other way.

Here are some of the highlights!

My friend Kevin left to serve our country overseas for a couple of months.

I am really proud of Kev-o. He's the first of one of my friends to do what he's doing. 

I turned 30. Three surprise parties were thrown to celebrate this new decade. Yes, THREE! (apparently I am really easy to surprise but more importantly, I seriously have some of the BEST people in my life.)

E, K, C and I ventured up the road a little way and had dinner and pie in Yoder. SO delicious!


We celebrated K's birthday at Pizza John's in Derby. YUM!

My good friend Christy and I have dinner together every so often. 
We decided to only eat at local places. The first stop was Cafe Asia! SO good! 
(any meal you eat with chopsticks is automatically better)

Pad Thai. (go to Cafe Asia and eat this. NOW)

E, C and I went to see The Lion King.
The show was amazing. 

Here's the thing about my life. It is full. It is sometimes busy but it is full of amazing people and incredible experiences. I am blessed and my cup overflows.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Claire, an orphan no more

Remember Claire?

I met Claire during the summer of 2011. I think it's safe to say that the Lord used her (and her story and her LIFE) to break my heart for orphans and expand my vision for orphan care around the world.

Today, Claire is now with her very own forever family. A mom and dad to call her own. A mom would found me on facebook last fall. A mom who has so graciously shared their adoption journey with me. A mom who shared these pictures of them meeting Claire for the very first time with me.

If you have a couple hours and want to read all about Claire's story during her time at ND, click here. (there are lots of links to several posts written about her.)

Pray for Claire as she grieves losing the only family she has ever know. Pray for the Robinson's that the Lord would fill them with grace and strength and wisdom as they seek to love and care for Claire well. Pray that Claire would trust them quickly, would adjust to the culture differences well and that she would KNOW that she is loved and rest in the knowledge that she has a family of her very own.

Claire's story as an orphan has FINALLY come to an end.