Friday, December 16, 2011

WOW! What a week! ♥ And it's not over yet!

"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday."
Isaiah 58:10

Wow, what a week this has been!

Baking, baking and more baking… and after that,
bake some more. Why not?

I never thought that bustin out 15 loaves of bread in one day
would ever be “no bid deal.”
But really, it’s not. I can literally bake Pumpkin Bread in my sleep
with one hand tied behind my back and the other washing the dog.
No need for the recipe anymore, it’s tattooed on my brain!

Now, I just need 3 more ovens and a few more pans and I will have it made! ;)

I am SO blessed beyond words to see what the Lord is doing in the hearts
of His people over this ministry.
I feel like through this fundraiser people will start to see and understand
more clearly the orphan crisis and get really excited about helping these
innocent children. I have had endless people stand and listen to me share and end up thrilled and pumped about getting involved.
Even if it means just to purchase a loaf… or 5!

Praise GOD!


I have come to understand that the hearts of many people
have been and are burdened
for the less fortunate, needy, desolate and poor.
That is so exciting for me because between all of us, we can really make a difference.

I know we can.

Most orphans survive on less than a dollar a day.

My goodness, we have a dollar of coins under the seat in our car
and it doesn’t even faze us.
We have change at the bottom of our purse that we let our kids throw in ponds.
We have change in junk drawers, old jackets.
I even have a quarter that has been laying in my driveway for weeks now.
I just keep walking over it.
That money, collected, can really make a difference.
May not sound like a lot but they don’t need a lot.
They need water.
They need food.
They need clothes.
Those are not expensive things.

Let’s do something together!
I challenge everyone reading this, clean out your junk drawer!
Clean out your car! Old jacket pockets, behind dressers, under beds,
in old dusty piggy banks…
turn in that money!

Turn in it to dollar bills and donate it to the nearest organization that works with
abandoned and orphaned children. (or buy pumpkin bread! *wink* )

Do something with it.
You don’t need it… but they DO!
Remember, 147 Million Orphans!

That’s 147 million too many!

My goodness, I can go on… However, we have SO much we can offer them.
I am just really exited about what the Lord is going to do in the hearts of His people
for those who are willing. We know God is constantly seeing where we will be faithful.

If we are Christians, this is easy.
Just Love!
(Mark 12:31)

So, remember my friend I was telling you about on Sunday that worked at the
SAME orphanage that is close to my heart? (Still cant get over what the Lord did that day.
Yes, I still have that silly grin on my face and I don't think it's going away anytime soon.)
Well, we did have coffee on Tuesday night and it was awesome!

It was
absolute confirmation
to me that I am donating this money to the RIGHT orphanage
that God has placed on my heart. She showed me pictures of when she was living there.
I got to see all around this special orphanage.
I got to see the faces of these dear children.
I got to see the faces of theses beautiful “Mommas”
who love and give their lives to care for these precious children.

As beautiful as these babies are, it ripped my heart out.
The eyes of most of these children… tell the saddest stories.

They have big brown droopy watery eyes that look as if there is no hope.
Which we know is not true but they don’t know that.

Some days are filled with many hungry hours,
possibly not enough warm clothes or blankets
and absolutely lacking the nurturing love and care that only a mommy or daddy can provide.

So needless to say, I AM BEYOND THRILLED
about what we are doing!




to all who have contributed and donated money and/or purchased a loaf of bread!
God is doing something BIG here and I am so humbled to be a witness to it.
To watch HIS craftiness and perfection at work,
I wouldn’t change it for anything!

I was fishin around on YouTube and found a sweet video of Sanyu Babies Home.
This was taken in 2008 but for the most part, I believe this is what it still looks like.

This video is exactly where my heart is.

If you watch this video, look at how hard these Mommas are working,
day in and day out.





They are so beautiful!

I love this place.
I have never been but my heart longs to see these babies.
Hold them. Love them… forever.

I love Africa.

My heart has been hijacked.

I love looking in their eyes, knowing, these are God’s children!

I need to love them!

This Sunday will be such a blessing to be able to share with the congregation
what the Lord has done this past week through this ministry.
Who would have thought that a little flour and a little pumpkin
would actually raise close to


Oh yea baby!

That’s what I’m talking about!

I’m telling you, God is on the move and I am following Him!

Are you with me?

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, '
If any of you wants to be my follower,
you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me."
Matthew 16:24

1 comment:

  1. This is so exciting!! {Although I *must* recommend that you do *NOT* bake while washing the dog. If your customers found out, you might have a dramatic decrease in sales. {wink}

    Will keep praying for you, and this ministry, dear sister. God is awesome!! xo