Thursday, June 16, 2011

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home Amelia!

Congratulations to Mark and Michelle!

Also congratulations to big sister and brother, Elizabeth and Evan!

We also welcome their wonderful grandma Diane home too!

We are praying for you all as you become the new family that the Lord desires you to be.

“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.” Luke 9:8

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Diaper Drive!

This is a partial re-post from Jennell. Please read on to see how you can help!

Ok friends and family........I'm once again coming to you for help :) I know that you will come through for me :) I just teamed up with Jami Kaeb with the Forgotten Initiative. This girl has an incredible heart for the Lord and He is using her and her obedience to Him in a mighty way!! Check out the link to learn more about what she is doing for the foster children in our communities. She inspires me to do more, so I offered to help out and do a Diaper and Food Drive for our local DCFS in Peoria. DCFS is where Peoria area children go when they are taken from their parents custody and wait for foster care placement.

The following is taken from the Forgotten Initiative's website.

Local foster care agencies are doing their best to help children and their families in need but resources are limited and due to lack of funding, programs benefiting children and vulnerable adults are cut. When programs are cut, when supplies run low, when rooms get outdated and dirty, children are affected.

What if we, as the Body of Christ, did something to change this? What if we worked together to support the agencies and lighten their load? Not everyone is called to be a foster parent or even a mentor, but everyone can do something. The Forgotten Initiative believes strongly in building partnerships with local agencies. When you support the agencies, you literally affect the children they are trying to help. When you bring the light of Jesus Christ into an agency, everyone is uplifted!

You may have seen on the news or read about The Forgotten Initiative's recent renovation of the DCFS waiting room. Will you help me serve them again and supply them with diapers, wipes or baby food??? You can ship them directly to me and get great deals via or You can also drop anything off at our home or find me at church.

You can email me with any questions you may have.

My goal: 100 boxes of diapers/pull-ups (any size) or wipes and several boxes and/or jars of baby food and/or formula by July 15th!!

They will be thrilled with anything given to them!! Let's bless them and show them what the Body of Christ can do for these innocent children!!!!!

Matthew 25:40 ....'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Forgotten Initiative - Project Peoria!

Check out this link to hear more about the Peoria Project of The Forgotten Initiative!

All for the glory of God!

Christian Adoptive Families Picnic

Save the date!

Christian Adoptive Families picnic

on Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Tremont.

Time: 5-9pm - picnic 5-7pm, swimming 7-9pm

Place: Park Shelter across from the Tremont pool.

More details will be coming as things are finalized.

Christian Adoptive Families is a group of Christian adoptive

families from Central Illinois. They get together a few times a year

for fun and fellowship. Several OHOH families have attended

these events and have had a great time!