In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BIG Kids

 We got word from Nepal yesterday that Alyssa got really sick a few days ago during training. She was vomiting to the point that she became dehydrated and required a trip to the hospital for IV's. She was still in good spirits when I spoke to her, but her text this morning informed me that she was still too sick to head to the field today. So, today is day 3 or 4 of bed-rest. Pray for her please; it is very challenging to get that sick in a third world country away from your family. 

Picture from back in February before the prom
I also got a series of messages from Gabriel in the middle of the night. He is doing well and is approaching land after a few weeks of an ocean-only view. 

We are praying for him and Alayna during this time. We were very relieved to hear that things had resolved with their land-lord in San Diego. They had a lovely town-house, but the carpet was about the worst I have ever seen. It was extremely stained, eroded at the seams to the point that the carpet tacks drew blood on a few of us and the guest room upstairs smelled horribly of cat pee. The landlord attempted to pin it on their six months of living there is spite of evidence that it was that way when they moved in (and they don't have a cat!) Poor Alayna was left to deal with the unreasonable land-lord after Gabriel went out to sea. The momma bear in me wanted JD to call her and straighten her out, but I guess a series of emails from Gabriel was enough to settle things. I'm thankful for that! 

Gabriel - June 2014
Some days it's tough having them so far from home!

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