Nesting….

Okay, so since we’ve moved into our place we’ve had a spare bedroom…the trouble is I don’t like it being “spare”. I want to transform it into a wonderful nursery or toddler room, with color splashed here and fabric hanging there! I’ve learned the hard way with Charis, that my calendar isn’t always matching His. My “plan” was to start an adoption when Charis was an infant, and have our two little ones grow up closely together. Now fast forward three years and still we have yet to officially start our adoption! Was it laziness? I sure hope not=-)! Just lots of redirecting from our Lord, a long with a lot of research….and blog stalking! I know we are getting closer to getting things started, but can’t really work much on the spare room yet!  Why, you say? Cause we don’t know which child/ren He’s going to direct us too.

Over the past few years, my hearts changed a lot. Babies have always been my nitch! I loved seeing Charis explore everything for the first time (still do!), and was thrilled to make home made baby food, to breast feed, to babywear, and cloth diaper. So naturally I should adopt a baby right? I’ve been struggaling with the thought of only doing an infant-girl adoption for a while now…ever since I read the poem, A Waiting Child (a few posts down)! I’m not too emotional about things, but that poem brought tears to my eyes! So will we adopt a baby? I don’t know. Will we adopt a toddler? I don’t know! Boy or girl or both? I don’t know. The good thing is, my Father does. He knows the tears they’ve shed. He knows the number of hairs on their head! He knows what orphanage they’re at! He knows who their birth parents are….and most of all He knows how to bring us together! So in His perfect timing, I look forward to making that spare bedroom not so spare! Until then I’ll remain busy with my little lady! Since pics are fun, here’s some pics of random fun with our little one!

August 30, 2009. adoption, Africa. Leave a comment.

Rabuna Fi

 Lately I’ve been seeing the Lord work use little things in a big way. I was blessed with the oppritunity to throw a Rabuna Fi party. It’s apart of Far Reaching Ministries in Africa. When Vicky was feeling led to start a Bible study for the women of Africa, she seen that the women struggle to provide for their families, and were unable to come to study. She saw a need to help the women provide for their families, but also a greater need to teach them Jesus! She then brought them supplies to make crafts, and would buy the crafts with her own money. While doing all this, she also managed to have a Bible study. This was the beginning of Rabuna Fi.

 Now the ministry has expanded to allow women all over the US to help as well! All you need is a living room, and DVD player (a box of tissue is helpful too!). It’s a time to look beyond our boaders and see life our brothers and sisters in Christ, and how we can help. Rabuna Fi sent me a “party in a box”. It contained invitations, a DVD, newsletters, and crafts that the women in Africa made. We were able to have a time of prayer, which was awesome! I got a beautiful necklace, and love it!!! If anyone is interested in throwing a party themselves, or would like to purchase a craft on line, check out their website! www.rabunafi.com I’m posting some new pictures on flicker.

August 4, 2008. Africa. Leave a comment.