Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We cannot ever thank you enough for all of your hard work to encourage us, teach us, support us and help us to adopt our children. It has now been 1 year and 7 months as a family and the children are growing incredibly.
Here is an example of why an adoption ministry is so important: Our children are so very excited to learn about Dios (God) everyday. They are coming to understand how our sin is a serious problem and how God has provided a remedy for our sins through the Lord Jesus Christ. They know that we must be washed clean through trusting Jesus Christ as our substitute and Savior as He was the only one to live and obey perfectly. It is truly remarkable to see our 3, 5 and 7 year children on the journey towards their upcoming second adoption: their adoption by God the Father so they can become children of God through rebirth in their souls.
Truly, we can never, ever express how grateful we are for your partnership and for an incredible church that comes alongside families to give orphans a hope and a future - not just now but for all eternity.
That adoption loan combined with the incredible blessing of the matching grant funds and the creation of the Bethany adoption expense account not only provided for the adoption of our children but has also eased the financial burden and frees us as we plan to initiate the adoption process of three more little Colombian Armstrongs. Without all of the OHOH assistance, a second adoption would be much less likely as the burden would have been much too great.
Thank you to all who pray for the families that are pursuing adoption or foster care and those that support them financially and through your words of encouragement. Lives are being changed for eternity because of your care.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Open Hearts Open Homes Ministry
When: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Where: JR White Park, Germantown Hills - directions will follow
We will provide: hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and condiments.
Please Bring: A side dish or dessert to share.
RSVP/?'s - Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Raindate: If you RSVP we will contact you if we have to make changes due to weather.
Directions: From Peoria - Take Rte. 116 east to Germantown Hills - turn Left onto Woodland Knolls - immediately turn Right onto Holland Rd. - The park is on the corner of Holland Rd. and (the second) McKenzie Rd.
We'd love for your family to join us as we encourage each other on this journey of orphan care.