Thursday, August 19, 2010

Here We Grow Again!

God has been working on our hearts about the orphan 'situation.' Did you know that nearly 27% of believers consider adoption but only 2% actually adopt? Staggering. I'm not a statistics kinda person, but when you factor in that there are over 147 million orphans worldwide and 2% of the Christian community is called to action....well, it doesn't add up.

David Platt says, "We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

We've known their names, seen their faces, held them in our arms, heard their cries...and their silence. Everything has changed for us!

We invite you to join us on another adventure to bring our precious daughter home. We can't really share much yet. She is an infant on the SN shared list from China, and she is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.!

We treasure your prayers!

We are kicking off our first fundraiser. There are 4 amazing prizes!
1) An HP Netbook
2) A $100 gift certificate from My Red Thread
3) A boy's backpack from My Red Thread
4) A Show Hope tee from my friend Lori

Here's how it works~
Use the ChipIn Button in the upper right-hand sidebar on the blog.
A $25 donation gets you 1 entry.
A $50 donation gets you 3 entries.
Add my button to your blog and get 1 entry.
Link to us on FB and get 1 entry.
The drawing will be held September 8!
Leave a comment and let me know if you've linked us!


The Ferrill's said...

You know I'm in all the way with you, friend!
Congratulations and Praise the Lord! Another one finds her family....

Andrea said...


Tim said...

Wow, covering the whole age range in one family. How neat.

In pondering mode,

Lori at JOY Unspeakable said...

So glad to hear you announce this publicly! :)))

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

Hi Connie

I grabbed your button and added you it to my blog. Looking forward to following your journey with you.

I also plan to do a post about your fundraiser.

Blessings to you,


Mandie said...

Your button is on my blog Congratulations!

Kathy said...

So excited for all of you!
Praise Jesus!!!
Another one of His precious ones
has a family!!

Added your button.


Serving the King said...

Oh my gracious I am so happy for you!! Congratulations on your new daughter!!!

Mandi said...

Oh, Connie, I am SO glad to finally see this posted on your blog. God is SO good and it amazes me how He continues to weave all of us together. The adoption community may be small, but we are definitely mighty. You can definitely count on us to spread the word and make sure Little Miss "K" makes it home where she belongs with the rest of the "Krew."

Love ya,

Cari said...

okay Connie! doing what I can...I posted a link to your blog from my blog and facebook. So excited for your family. :)

Tanya Fifer said...

Yipee!!! So happy for you! Another precious one finds a family.... awesome! I'm going to attempt to figure out how to link to you in FB now. Congrats!!

Kitty said...

You have truly lost your ever-loving mind (or will soon) for that priceless man we call Jesus!!! You and Clayton amaze me!!!! I can't wait to hear more!! I love you!

Beach Mama said...

Congratulations!! Looking forward to following your journey to your daughter.

Cindy said...

A BIG Congrats Connie and family!
Just cannot wait to hear more and share another journey with the KREW!
Off to add your button to my sidebar.

April said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!! I love your family, all of them!!!! :)

Lori said...

I had a hunch you were up to something ;)! So glad for you guys and your family! Can't wait to see this precious little girl's face!

LJ said...

SO happy for your family...and actually I'm not at all surprised! If anyone can do this, you can! Now hurry up and post a pic of the new "K" kiddo!

Beth said...

I showed your family photo to my daughter, planning on telling her that your family was adopting another child and before I said anything she said, "That mom needs a rest!"


Anonymous said...

Oh Connie.....I can barely see through the tears!! I am so very happy for you and especially for that little girl who will finally know the love of a family!!

While I don't feel adopting again is in my family's future.....we can still help orphans by supporting families like yours. Count me in!

I've added your button to my blog along with a little post. Praying for you my sister in Christ!

Love Them Like Jesus,

groovy mama said...

CONGRATS, Can't wait to hear about this little one and see a photo!!! I Am totally CALLED, i say 'here i am LORD' but hubby says we are done!!! What do i do about that, oh how i want another little one from Chin@!

Leona Krause said...

Oh Connie, It took a minute or two for it sink in that you are adopting again. But I'm not surprized. You and Clayton are so amazing. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your beautiful daughter. God bless you in your journey to adopt your littte K#9!!!

Tina said...

A big congrats to you all. All I can say is Wow!


TanyaLea said...

Oh Connie!! I am SOOOOOOO happy for you and your family. What joy! I can't wait to see her sweet, sweet face!

I'm so grabbing your button and will contribute what we can. And we'll certainly be praying you through. God bless you and yours, dear friend!

Blessings, Hugs, and BIG CONGRATS!!!!


Shelly said...

Couldn't be happier for your family!!! God is so good!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Congratulations Connie!!! I saw your wonderful candles pop up in my blog lines and I came over to see if you were selling them again. I had no idea you were fundraising. I am so excited for you!!!!

Love and blessings,

Erica said...

sorry I have been gone for so long, I am so excited for you guys!! This is huge! Remember to keep your chin up!! I am pumped that God is calling you to bring another of his children home!! love ya guys!

Sam-Is-Mad said...

I've added your button to my blog!

Unknown said...

Congratulations my sweet friend!!! I can't wait to hear all about her!

Martha said...

I finally added your button to my blog. I'll be linking you to fb as soon as I figure out how ;)

paul-and-lori said...

Hi Connie,
I am sorry I am so late in doing this. The computer and I have been spending very little time together lately, which is ok but it does leave me a little out of the loop. i have added your button to my blog and to my facebook. Unfortunately you may not get a lot of traffic from my blog. I am sure most people have given up on me posting anything worthy of reading lately. :)
Great post today!! I was so moved!

Sharon said...

Hi, love your blog and the fact that you are bringing home another little one!

I added your button to my blog.

Emily Brown said...

The world and global society benefit when we help orphan children. Instead of harming themselves and others, they grow up to be responsible, healthy, adults that give back to the community they live in instead of taking away from it. The good that is done, is generational.
It is important to help non-profit organization such as Orphan Life Foundation geared towards achieving one ultimate goal: Improving the lives of orphaned children because the world and global society benefit when we help orphan children.

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