Thursday, February 25, 2010

Workin hard for the Money!

Click the link to read Kari's post about how to make this trip financially affordable!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

6 Spots Left, MAYBE....

Kari and I are blown away that 19 adventurous, passionate people have signed up to join us in Uganda and Ethiopia this July! Simply AMAZING!!!! We have 6 more spots to fill, if this is your trip DO NOT miss out!

If you are working on collecting donations, Visiting Orphans now has on online donation page!!! YAY!!!
To send to friends or family, copy and paste this link:

You can make personal payments for your trip there or others can make donations “in honor” of you. One of the “kinks” of this page at this time, is that the person making a donation in honor of someone else, needs to know the address of the honoree. As you request donations, be sure and include your personal address, so that possible donors can designate their donation in this way.

Have you thought about starting your own personal blog to share your story? It's simple, trust me! Go to to make your own Blogspot (just like this one). Feel free to call or email me if you have ANY questions, I'm happy to help.

If you have any questions about immunizations, passports, or payments, PLEASE email or me! 941-448-5781

Friday, February 19, 2010


Happy Friday Team =)

If you are in the Bradenton, FL area please mark your calendar for:
Thursday, March 18th
Sunday, April 18th
Monday, May 24th

Applebees, off of St Rd 70 by Creekwood, will give us 10% of the sales from 4:00-9:00. Customers HAVE TO have the flyer with them.
Woodland will print them and we can pass them out at church on Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th. We will also promote it on Woodland's E-News. We will each have a stack of flyers to pass out to friends and family.
Please email me at if you plan to participate in this Fundraiser.

If you are not from the Bradenton area, I highly encourage you to contact your local Applebees to set up dates!!!!

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

15 Members of our team and GROWING!!

15 of you have registered, AMAZING!!! Kari and I are thrilled!!! Only 10 spots left, don't hesitate to apply if you know this is your trip!!!
Apply at: Visiting Orphans

Please check out MyCrazyAdoption tomorrow for a very special report on the Mission Trip from our Co-Leader Kari Gibson.

Amanda Lawrence is the Exectutive Director of Visiting Orphans. She is a huge inspiration to me and is organizing the travel arragements of our trip. If you have Facebook, you seriously should request her friendship. Everytime I read her status updates I have to stop, think and pray. Tonight she sent me this email:

BASICALLY Haiti is happening to children all over this world….the media is just not covering it. They lose their parents suddenly to HIV, malaria, malnutrition, starvation and other horrific ends to a life. Or, they are traumatized as they are just abandoned and left with a feeling of worthlessness, feeling forgotten and not knowing the consistent love of a parent or anyone else. Some orphans never even get to see outside of the building of their orphanage. Orphans in this world, unless visited by God’s people, will not know their Savior as their Abba Daddy. He is their Father and He is the only one who in our absence can gie them the consistent love they were created to receive. If we don’t go…who will go for us?

Watch this Video:

I hope you will get a chance to watch the video. It says everything I would want to tell you about our calling to go and serve.
With Love,