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Team 160 – Wanna Join Me?

Less than a year ago, the Dinsmores brought home a little boy from Africa. (I had the honor of watching them begin the process–step out in faith to change programs and bring home a waiting child from another country. Seriously–it was amazing to watch.) While on a missions trip this summer, Lara met a sweet […]

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Stephanie - August 24, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Thank you for sharing their story! I was able to be one of the 160 people…wish I could give more to them. So looking forward to more updates on Princess T…passionately praying!

Happy 1/2 birthday to Frankie baby & what really matters…

When your name is Frankie-baby…you absolutely celebrate half birthdays. We are always looking for reasons to celebrate at our house–so half birthdays provide a good reason. And the children totally think they are legit. Frank was so excited ALL day–and the other children gave him special privileges (getting out of van first, picking the first […]

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D - May 2, 2012 - 1:02 am

I dont know why…but I get a feeling that Tetyana will have someone advocate for her. Its like the Lord is telling me that someone will make her a part of their forever family. I dont know if it is you,or someone close to you, but I cant shake the feeling.

Elle J - May 2, 2012 - 10:51 am

hahaha – I thought your tea light candle was a marshmallow!! I say, keep the tradition – your kids will love the memory and who knows how far down in generations it will be passed. =) Excited for you all and Tetyana. What a great summer this will be.

Davina - May 4, 2012 - 9:18 am

I love the half birthday idea! You’re a wonderful mom and an inspiration to me!

A super fun FUNdraiser! {31 Gifts – With Proceeds Going to New Horizons for T’s Travel!}

We’re having a FUN-raiser THIS weekend–and we’d LOVE for you to share this with all of your friends! As some of your know, Rico Suave and I signed up to host a 15 year old (she’ll turn 16 while she is with us this summer!) from Ukraine. She lives in an orphanage in Ukraine and […]

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Vicki - April 14, 2012 - 11:04 am

Andrea: I’ve read your blog for a couple of years and, while I don’t always agree with some of your viewpoints, I can wholeheartedly attest to the dreadful life that awaits most Russian orphans. My son worked in Russia for a number of years, and he always said his least favorite part of life there was going through the Moscow airport because there would be women standing outside with babies begging the “rich Americans” to take their children. He said he’d always end up crying as he walked past them, but as a young, struggling single man,he was not in a position to do much to help except to give them money. He still gives quite liberally to a Russian orphanage that he lived near while in Moscow. Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to buy some of my favorite products while helping you and your family host this orphan. I do hope the Tetyana can find a better path through life. Thank you for helping her!

Staci Bolton - April 14, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Excited to support your fundraiser for hosting Tetyana with a purchase from 31 Gifts! Loved reading more about Tetyana, too! Hope it’s a very productive weekend!

Rory - April 14, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Thanks Andrea! Got your message and went ahead and purchased a gift certificate for my friend’s giveaway. Not only is it helping bring HER child home, but it is helping bring T home too. So excited how God works! I sent a message to Tammy asking her about how to proceed with redeeming the gift certificate, so I’m guessing we’re all good. Thanks for the opportunity to come alongside in this great race we’re running. Love and blessing to you this weekend!:)

Candy - April 15, 2012 - 10:17 am

Can you give me information on how to host a child like this for a summer, please?

Debb - April 16, 2012 - 3:01 am

I blogged and posted on FB…….but more importantly, I am PRAYING!!!!! 😀

Sarah - May 30, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Hello! I have never read your blog before, I just came across it by chance while looking into ways to raise money for our second adoption. Our son is almost 2 years old, he was adopted from Russia. We are hoping, God willing, to adopt a little girl with special needs from China. I was wondering how your 31 party went? I just called the corporate office for more information, and will be looking for a consultant. I was hoping that you might share what worked and/or didn’t work with your fundraiser. Thank you in advance, Sarah

Pray for Margret!!! Today is the day!

Remember the precious little girl in Zambia who desperately needs surgery??? How we love Margret! We shared her story–and her sponsored family joined Wiphan in helping to raise support for her surgery. She has two tumors in her leg, and because they were never removed they have caused infection and dead tissue. The tissue could […]

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