Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving & Prayers

This holiday season we have so many things to be thankful for. God has blessed our family this year in so many ways, especially in revealing Himself to us in a new way. In adoption, just as salvation, there is a release of control and acceptance of His gifts.

Thank you to all of you that have reached out to support us in our journey...the prayers, encouraging words, and all of you who ordered cakes. Each of you play a part in this wonderful story and God is blessing your kindness so greatly!

We ask that you continue to pray for us, especially Friday, December 4th, Nate and I will be meeting with our case worker for our initial interview and our individual interviews. A total of four hours of interviews, and although we know God is with us, it is difficult not to be anxious!

Please for peace for us this week, for calm in our nerves on Friday, and that God would control our words and guide us as we discuss and answer all of the questions the agency has. It is an odd feeling to know someone will be judging us as people, as parents, as spouses in regards to our ability to parent, provide a stable home, and love to a child, especially by a stranger. However, the adoption requires this and as awkward as this will be, we know that it brings us one step closer to our little girl!

Thank you our dear friends for your prayers, we treasure them beyond measures!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sharing Adoption Joys

After Orphan Sunday a friend of ours asked if I would be willing to put together her daughter's gotcha day video for her first birthday. This was a huge learning process for me, but such a blessing as she shared many pictures of her daughter at the Holt Reception Center in Seoul, Korea. So, for two weeks God allowed me a glimpse into where our little girl may stay, to see the workers care for the children...it truly has inspired a new longing in our heart to see our little one all in God's timing.

video

We pray you will be encouraged, inspired, and moved to act on behalf of an orphan somewhere in this world. Each of us can do something...pray, mentor, support, adopt...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fundraising Kick-Off!!!!! Yummy Cakes!!!!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to spend with family and enjoy scrumptious food! We want to help you with your Thanksgiving Day spread! We are selling 9" two layer cakes for $15.00 each. You pick a cake from the list and the date for pick-up/delivery and we'll do the rest!
Above: Coconut/White Cake
Above: Spice Cake
Above: Chocolate Cake
Above: Red Velvet Cake
The cakes above each served 16+ people.
The chocolate cake was a treat for our Ladies Craft Night at Church...some of the comments were....
"This is such a moist and delicious cake!"
"The cake is so rich and tastes so good"
We will have the cakes ready on your choice of date below:
Saturday (11/21), Sunday (11/22), Monday (11/23), Tuesday (11/24), and Wednesday (11/25)
Please pass on our information to friends that may want to order, we will only be selling 100 cakes during these five days, so order now before they're gone!

You can place your order by emailing us at missionforannalee@gmail.com.

Thank you for supporting us in our adoption and have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Orphan Sunday - After Event Report

All that came to the Orphan Sunday event thank you so much. It was such a blessing to see the love and support for all of our families and the discussions of sponsorship, adoption, and volunteering! Here is a short video from our special night... http://www.authorstream.com/PresentLive/eragsdale-268841-orphan-sunday-2009-adoption-care-video-occasions-family-ppt-powerpoint

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Orphan Sunday 2009

Location: Hillcrest Baptist Church 920 Skyline Drive Hopkinsville, KY 42240 Time: 5-7 pm God's Heart - Our Hands Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry will be hosting an evening with 1 hour of the live Orphan Sunday Simulcast featuring music by Stephen Curtis Chapman (Show Hope), Jim Daly (Focus on the Family), and Dennis Rainey (FamilyLife). This will be a great night to learn, inspire, and call to action on the behalf of the orphans of the world. If you are in the area I hope you will attend. Our adoption ministry has touched our lives and blessed us so deeply! When God calls us to action He always provides the support, means, and love we need to carry out His will. It is awesome to be a tool in the carpenter's hand!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Documents are in Route!

God is so good! In the last post we asked that you all pray for us to have our homestudy fees by mid to late November, well, we are grateful to say that Friday when I went to pay bills, we realized the budget was wrong in that I had scheduled two bills to be paid twice in October. So this means as of 10/31/09 we have all of the money for our homestudy!!!!! Today I mailed the packet of all of our documents required to schedule our home study visits off to Mary Kendall! It is such a relief to have this paperwork in the mail :) I know my hubby and boys are grateful as every night for the past week has been spent in deep concentration on getting everything complete. YEAH!!!!!!!!!! Thank you God and thank you all for your prayers!