Friday, April 26, 2013

One Less April

What would the world look like if each of us made it our responsibility to see one less orphan without an less orphan without a growling hunger... or one less orphan without a bleak future of poverty?

In the next 45 days, our goal is to find a sponsor for every single child who has yet to be sponsored at our school in Lifesong Ethiopia. (Gulp! That's a tall order! See below how YOU can help.) We are asking for an investment of just $19/month that will result in a future leader for the renewal of Africa from the inside out.

Invest in a life of a child. Invest in self-sufficiency. Invest in bringing hope to one more orphan.

Together we can get EVERY child sponsored! Will you help us?

How can YOU help each child find a sponsor:

  • PRAY: Join us in praying for the 587 children who are unsponsored in Ethiopia. Pray for the thousands that will be given the opportunity to sponsor--that hearts would be open to helping a child in need. Pray that God will raise advocates to help spread the word!
  • ADVOCATE: Maybe sponsoring a child isn't an option for you at this time but you have a platform and a voice to let the need be known! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and share the One Less campaign with your friends & followers.
  • SPONSOR: Commit to sponsor a students at Lifesong Ethiopia School long-term for $19/month to help ensure that they get the incredible education, spiritual mentoring and food that they need to break the cycle of poverty. To see the children yet to be sponsored, please visit:

To learn more about the Ziway + Adami Tulu Project and details of sponsorship visit

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wonderfully Made Necklace

And we have another adoption fundraiser!! :)) 
Jubilee Jewels designed this necklace as an adoption fundraiser for us. I LOVE it!! It has the perfect words on it to describe our sweet M...."Wonderfully Made, "Treasured", "Miracle". 

Click on the link below for more information or to order:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oil Painting of Quito

Our dear friends and missionaries in Ecuador, The Pineiros Family, donated this amazing painting for us to auction to raise money for our adoption expenses. The painting is a 25.5" X 40" original oil on canvas. It is a painting of Historic Downtown Quito. You can see the beautiful mountains and snowcapped volcano in the background. The pictures do not do this painting justice. It really is beautiful and full of detail. 

Here is the sweet story of the painting from Denise: "It's oil and canvas from a pretty well known artist in Quito. Every Sunday, there's a park where the artists take their work, and display it. The park is called El Ejido. When we went to find it, we had a budget of what we could spend on the painting. We fell in love with this one, but it was slightly out of our price range. When the man displaying the paintings heard M's story, he pulled out the amount of the difference from his own pocket and added it to our cash. He said "this is for love, this is for M."

The bidding will begin at $100.00. The auction will run from now until April 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm. To bid on the painting, you can comment on this blog post. If you have trouble commenting, you can email me privately. If the winning bidder needs the painting shipped, the bidder will pay the shipping charges. 

Added Bonus: We were recently awarded a matching grant from Brittany's Hope. The winning bidder can make the donation check for the winning bid to Brittany's Hope and it will be Tax Deductible!!!!

Thank you so much for helping us bring of son home!!