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Why Fundraising???

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I have been waiting to write this post for a while, but my sister recently setup a trivia night fundraiser to help pay for some of our adoption fees and thought this would be the perfect time.

Many people honestly have no idea how much international adoption cost. Most people we have talked to assume maybe a few thousand dollars, but they don't realize the significant amount of money that is required to adopt a child. Jeffrey and I have debated back and forth on whether or not we should have fundraisers. I am not going to lie; it does sound a little weird to ask people to donate money so you can have a baby, but the more we looked into international adoption and have read international adoption blogs, we have found that it is not so strange or unusual after all. 

Jeffrey and I truly believe that this is something that we are supposed to do, but we also feel like many of our friends and family have been led to help orphans and those in need as well. We also know that ma…

Audio Adrenaline - Kings & Queens

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This song has really been on my heart lately. It is all about loving those who are easily forgotten in the world and how we are called to love them. I have been praying lately that even after Baby Woodson arrives, Jeffrey and I will not forget or lose sight of the millions who still need love.

Isaiah 1:17 "Learn to do good. Seek Justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of the orphans. Fight for the rights of widows."

Ethiopian food

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We have been wanting to try some Ethiopian food for quite a while, but decided that we would wait until there was a celebration in order. Our papers landing in Ethiopia was the perfect excuse to get out and try some Ethiopian food. We checked out a few different restaurants but kept being referred to one particular restaurant.

This year, I have two Ethiopian students, One of my students told me how much she loved this place off Grand and how delicious their Ethiopian food was. She suggested some specific foods which I of course could not pronounce the names of and could not exactly remember. I do remember her telling me that it was made with lentils. We then had a few people at church also recommend the same restaurant off Grand and we found out it is owned by an Ethiopian women from our church.

Having stayed in Africa before, I knew the food was going to be very different from what we were used to here. I have never been to Ethiopia and like any continent, food changes from country t…

WHAT A WAY TO START 2013!

We can't think of a better way of starting 2013 than the way we did! We started off by finding out that our papers have been delivered to Ethiopia!

The last couple of days, we have followed our papers from Virginia to Tennessee to France to Dubai and FINALLY TO ETHIOPIA!

We are now officially waiting for the referral for our baby. We have mentioned this before that we don't know the wait time yet, but we are excited to actually be waiting for our baby now!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND ENCOURAGEMENT. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING! WE KNOW 2013 IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!

Every day we are getting closer to bringing Baby W home!

Please continue to prayer for the families who have been separated from their children due to the Russian government's decision. Please pray that the children will be placed in loving homes, and pray that the families who were awaiting the arrivals of these children will find peace in knowing that God is greater than any situation and will heal their…