Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
We are now waiting for another referral for an infant male. The good news is that if the referral comes soon then we will be able to swap paperwork in court and it should not delay bringing the baby and our 10 year old son home together still.
Thanks for the prayers for our family as we process this information.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Here we are getting ready to go beeper crazy!So many bibs, so little time...I had to explain to her that babies that dont walk really dont need 25 pairs of shoes!Diapers on the other hand...we will need LOTS of!!!Greg met us at Target later with the E and N and Esther was able to beep some stuff with us. Nate on the other hand, he was about as thrilled as his daddy to be there "helping us"
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Here is baby Isaac's stuff. Complete with a FL Gator onesie, some toys, some infant vitamins and Mr. Elephant. I have to say I was a little bit weepy sending off that stuffed elephant I have kept under my pillow for the whole summer. Hopefully it will smell like mama when Isaac cuddles it!One of the best things is that the families taking it to them are also going to take photos and maybe videos of the boys for us! Yay!! I cant wait to get more pictures you look at!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
September 20, 2010
Dear church, family, and friends of Greg and Jackie Mullis,
Lifesong for Orphans (www.lifesongfororphans.org) is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to help meet the needs of orphan children around the world, and obey God’s call to “visit the fatherless…in their affliction” (James 1:27).
The number of children worldwide without families to love and care for them is astounding… there are over 5 million orphans in Ethiopia alone!
God tells us in His word He has heard the cry of the orphaned and abandoned children (Psalm 10:17, 18) and He has made a way for them to be cared for – through adoption. As believers, He adopted us into His family through Jesus Christ, and did not leave us as spiritual orphans!
We believe adoption at its core is evangelism--a vital part of the Great Commission is bringing the mission field home. God desires orphans from all nations to be adopted into Christ-honoring families so they may ultimately be adopted into His eternal family through Jesus Christ. God calls us to fulfill James 1:27, “visit the fatherless…” but not all are called to adopt. Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to go on mission trips, and some to adopt.
Greg and Jackie have sensed God’s call . . . and have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt 2 boys from Ethiopia. As you may already know, international adoption can cost around $30,000 and prevents many godly families from adopting. Lifesong believes God has raised up the Mullis family “for such a time as this…” and we have committed an Adoption Matching Grant of $2,500 to help raise the funds necessary to complete the adoption of this child. This means Lifesong for Orphans will match “dollar-for-dollar” everything the Mullis’ raise from their church, family, and friends between now and November 15, 2010, up to $2,500. We invite you to support them financially to make this adoption possible. Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt. *100% of all funds raised will go directly to cover adoption costs--nothing will be taken out for Lifesong for Orphans administrative costs.
Will you invest financially in the life of these boys? . . . It will be an investment with eternal return.
God bless you for laying your treasures up in Heaven,
p.s. I trust God will do great and mighty things through this, and all for His Glory!
PO Box 40 202 N Ford St Gridley, IL 61744
phone 309 747 3556 fax 309 747 4647 www.lifesongfororphans.org
bringing joy and purpose to orphans
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
We are # 6 on the overall list right now! Whooo Hooo!! We were number one for siblings and we prayed about it and decided to change our request in order to wait and see if Mikias' paperwork will be finished soon. We are still on the list though and number 4 for a baby boy! :)
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Being DTE for month number 4 feels kinda like I imagine turning 40 will feel like..thankful we made it, but not real thrilled to be here either! I do expect we should be getting a phone call any day! Now, thats exciting!! We actually heard that the paperwork on the little boy Mikias is progressing and it is possible we might be able to adopt him as well as a baby. Thats exciting for us as we have been praying for Mikias for months now. If we are able to adopt Mikias, then we will change our baby request to either boy or girl.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." - Corrie Ten Boom
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
A BIG THANKS to all who donated and a HUGE thanks to Deana for bringing Bojangles each morning and coming to help at the crack of dawn on her summer break!