Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Gifts with a Double Blessing

As we celebrate God's amazing gift to us this Christmas season we are excited to have found a way to add more meaning to our gift giving. I wanted to share some of the links where we will be doing our Christmas shopping (and requesting) this year. There are many different options and places to shop that give a double blessing. Some purchases help adoptive families, some help Christian artisans from around the world to make a living, some help feed and clothe orphans. Lots of gift ideas for the whole family--toys, bags, shirts, puzzles, bowls, baskets, jewelry, coffee, shoes, and more. Check it out. It's so exciting to be able to give gifts that truly help others!

Christian Freedom International
Handmade gifts-- toys, bags, puzzles, baskets, jewelry, and more-- made by persecuted and struggling Christians around the world.

Saints Coffee
Purchase a pound of coffee and feed an orphan for 1 month.

TOMS Shoes
Purchase a pair of shoes and a pair will be donated to someone less fortunate--1 for 1.

Tiny Rockstar
Purchase a t-shirt and feed an orphan for 1 month.

Tracy's Adoption Shop
Various Ethiopian gifts that support adoptive families.

Integrity Worldwide Christian International Missions Donations
Provide protective bed netting or clean water to a family in need.

World Vision Donations: Animals
Give a family a goat, chicken, cow, sheep, fish pond, etc. to provide income for their family and community.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thank You

Just wanted to thank you all for your prayers, support, and contributions towards our survey trip to Africa. Our passports did not arrive in time to travel in October, so we are working on rescheduling. We know God has a perfect plan and will fulfill it in His perfect timing. We continue to pray and listen as He teaches us how to serve the least of these---who are all around us as well as on the other side of the world.
We will keep you updated as plans progress!