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We are going PINK- we are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We'll be sharing our journey to adopt our daughter!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Igor's Art

Upward basketball has come to a close so Igor's Saturdays are free again. Well, they were until last Saturday when he started art class again.
When I dropped him off on Saturday my heart fell as Ms. Evan explained they would be doing watercolors. I looked at Igor and he was not pleased. He wanted to go back home. In December Igor experimented with watercolors for several weeks but he struggled. He prefers to sketch or use oil paints.
I encouraged him to give it a try and he agreed. When I picked him up he presented me with a lovely butterfly done in watercolor and pastels. I was so proud of him for not giving up before he started.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hey Baby!

Henry loves to say "Hey Baby!"
We don't know where he picked this up and we are trying not to laugh when he says it. He loves to say it at church where everyone laughs and tells him that he is cute. I have a feeling, "Hey Baby" is going to last a while.
Here is he saying, "Cheese and Hey Baby!"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kombolcha and sponsorship

We still have children who need sponsorship. Please help us spread the word! If you are interested in sponsorship or if of your church wants to get involved let me know. Jeremy and I share a burden for these precious children. We are looking forward to all the children having sponsors. Here's a video from our trip.

Meet Hiatt from Children's HopeChest on Vimeo.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Just for fun!

My friend Whit renamed Igor, Tigor after seeing him like this.....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3-2-1- lift-off!

This past weekend we "launched" sponsorship for the children of Kombolcha!
Prior to the launch I had doubts- really, how were Jeremy and I to find 188 sponsors? How would the weekend come together with Peter? Why did I feel such a burden along with such negativity? At the same time our family was dealing with all sorts of distractions.
When I had a few minute of quiet time I heard this, "Your focus should be Kombolcha. Your job is to share your heart. My job is to soften their hearts." Oh, that's a relief! With those words I became more encouraged and excited about the weekend!

Peter Abera, the Ethiopian in country director for Children's Hope Chest spoke at several churches while he was here. He did an amazing job of sharing his heart and the plight of children at Grace's care point. We had a great response. We don't have final numbers but we believe one third of the children of Kombolcha have been sponsored! How amazing is that? It normally takes 3-4 months to get a care point of this size fully sponsored so we are well on our way.

You can make a difference in these children's lives. $34 per month ensures that a desperately poor and hungry child will have two meals every day, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship. If you are interested in sponsoring a child or learning more about sponsorship- please e-mail me:

Here are some pictures from a few of the events this weekend.