Wow...I can't believe that our VIDEO has had over 20,000 hits now on youtube!! That blows my mind!! I give all Glory to God because we never would have been on this journey if HE HADN'T LAID IT ON OUR HEARTS in the first place!!! Secondly, I give a HUGE special thanks to my local bff Karen!!! My girl Karen (who I've been friends with since our FIRSTS were born) made this video for us!! It seemed like such a simple thing when she offered such a gift when we arrived home!! She knew I was suppose to share "our journey of faith" with our Sunday School Class and she got the video ready for me to share that day!! I had NO IDEA the way God would use this sucker!! I mean, seriously, every day someone emails me and blows my mind with their incredible HEARTS, FAITH, and LOVE for the orphan and adoption!! And, how do these people usually find me?? From "THE VIDEO"!!! I certainly NEVER want to take any of the credit for it...GOD USED MY FRIEND KAREN THAT NIGHT to create something that would stir the hearts of people (or wreck people's hearts as I've heard it put) FOR THE ORPHAN!!! Karen created EVERY SINGLE bit of that video WITH NO HELP FROM ME AT ALL!!! I'm VERY computer and tech challenged...just ask anyone that knows me!!! :) The coolest part: Karen is adopted herself!!! She has a heart for this since she too was born and WAITED for someone to come along and PICK HER!!! And, man, did she ever win the award on GREAT PARENTS!!! She has the sweetest momma and daddy you've ever seen!! Her momma even came to our Gold Party Fundraiser with her jewelry box in hand and sold some of her most prized possessions JUST FOR OUR ADOPTION!!! So, you see...God knew Karen's heart..and used her to capture a MIRACLE and put it to MUSIC!!! So, that's the story of THE VIDEO...AND.....to THANK the LORD for continuing to use it, AND to thank Karen for all her hard work on it....I thought I'd post it again...and have a CONTEST!!!!!
The Contest/Celebration is EASY!!! Just leave me a comment and I'll put all the names in a hat and draw a name out to win a 147millionorphan Tshirt!!!! I thought this prize was fitting since I pray God will continue to use our adoption, our video our lives UNTIL ALL 147 Million Orphans have a home to call their own!!!! :)
So, leave me a comment and I'll draw a name on Sunday night!!! Maybe I'll even draw two names if i'm feeling happy!!! :)
Thanks to you all for spreading the word, sharing our video and being advocates for the orphans yourself!!! There is just a PEACE you have when you have found YOUR CALLING and your PASSION!!! Happy Friday to you all, kj