Saturday, December 7, 2013

24 DAYS AND COUNTING....

Total doll...
Felix stole my heart!  
 
Louis and another precious boy Alpha!

 
Ella and Caleb with 2 boys from A Perfect Injustice... where these street boys are given a home and a hope for a life beyond the streets in the slums of Kampala... what an amazing ministry!
 
 
Ahhhhh 24 days and counting...
I CAN NOT believe it!
 
I am so very thankful and amazingly excited to have the opportunity to go serve, minister to, and completely love on the precious orphans and street kids of Uganda. 
 
We just returned from a whirlwind 4 days at my sisters in St. Louis helping her unpack from a move... It was hard work, but really fun!  I was so thankful to have my mom along for the ride with me, and so incredibly thankful that my sister actually lives less than 6 hours away... Oh how the kids were conspiring to have monthly visits with each other... I love it... Boston was too far for all those years!:)
 
Now we turn our eyes and focus on CHRISTMAS and getting ready for Uganda...
We have my sweet friend Katie coming to visit next week...
Our big church meal fundraiser next Saturday...
 
Then Celebrating our Savior's birthday... and less than a week later
leaving on a jet plane for Africa...
 
My prayer is that we can keep Christmas simple and focused on what it should be on... JESUS! 
(We never do it up big with presents... but truth be told I think even with not doing a lot of presents... I have some major organizing, creating, baking, and planning to do in regards to making it special for the kids! Simple but special... that is my goal:) 
 
Even though there seems to be SOOO much to do in the next 24 days... I am thrilled...
 
Thrilled for the life that God has allowed me to live...
 
Thrilled for the beautiful church the Lord has allowed us to be a part of...
 
Thrilled for the precious 7 kiddos here with Greg and I that we can celebrate precious holidays with ...
 
Thrilled that God allows everything to come together so that I, as a mom to 7 kiddos here, can still go half way around the world to let the passions in my heart become reality in the flesh by reaching out and being the hands and feet of Jesus while getting to love on the orphans...
 
CAN NOT WAIT!!!
 


1 comment:

Jska said...

So wonderful you are able to go again! Can't wait to hear about how things are a year on x