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Wanna be a part of a God story???

Alright–I have an AMAZING, CRAZY…blow your socks off God story…BUT–I can’t share it YET. It’s still in the works–and the really, super, duper, cool thing IS…YOU can be a part of it.



As most of you know–Richard and I are in the process of adopting from China. The Lord has provided for our adoption in an amazing way through Richard’s business (SO thankful!)…but our hearts feel so compelled to cheer other families on who need to do fundraising in order to bring their little ones home. SOOO…maybe you aren’t adopting from China–OR you aren’t adopting at all…but you would absolutely love to be a part of a miracle adoption like this one. And THIS ONE…well, let’s just say this story/situation/little girl is extra special. Like truly melt-your-heart, do a happy dance, jump for JOY…MIRACLE special!!! Like…we have seen the Lord answer prayers over and over…and now we see an amazing answered to prayer–and we get to join them in another miracle…watching God raise the funds to help them bring home this little princess!

Right now–our goal is to help this AMAZING family who is stepping out in faith fund their home study! And once they are completed–and other paperwork is done…then the story can officially be shared. But FIRST we need to help them raise money to complete their home study and first leg of their journey!!! Would you prayerfully consider buying a shirt for just $25 (includes shipping)???!! I can promise you this–for those of you who buy this shirt…in a few months when we share the entire story of how the Lord worked in their lives, how the Lord called us to pray for them before we even knew them, how so many events in their lives led to NOW…you will be wearing that shirt with SO much joy that YOU got to be a part of this AMAZING miracle!!!!

The shirts will be on PRE-ORDER for $25 (includes shipping) until NEXT MONDAY! Rico Suave and I are coordinating the shirt printing and the family will be shipping–SOOO…you can expect your shirt to be delivered 6-8 weeks after (allow time for printing and shipping). LOOOOVE this shirt and the story behind it…and so thankful for all of you who join us in helping this sweet family!

You can buy the shirt HERE on their daughter’s blog.

And SOOOO thankful to Mike Hren of Hren Design!!! When I shared a bit of the story with Mike–he wanted to be a part of this miracle TOO…and designed this shirt for them!!!

Guys…you just NEVER know how God can use us–EVEN through the blog world!!! We might as well use ALL things for His glory!! IF you know families who have a heart for China, have adopted from China, or might like this shirt–will you pretty please with ice cream on top share this with them???!!! AND if you end up buying a shirt–will you pretty please let me know! We JUUUUST got some MORE Wiphan Cookbooks IN! SOOOOO…I’m going to do a little fun give away with a cookbook and a few other fun things! SO–leave me a comment if you buy a China shirt (they are Anvil regular fit Tshirts)–and I’ll let y’all know on Monday the fun give away too!!!

P.S. I told Sarah when I talked to her today that there are hundreds of people praying for her. She said, “REALLY??!!!” And then there was a pause. I asked her if she was still there–and she said she just couldn’t believe so many of you were praying for her. She was taken back–and thankful. She wanted me to tell you all thank you for praying for her. I told her you all were also praying for the children–and she said they were doing well, they are back in school and please keep praying for them. Many blessings to all of you serving and running this race with us!!! Truly, we are so thankful. What a JOY to do life with you in this way!!!!

P.S.S. I made this tonight for our guests…(YUM!) I told Sarah I was making it and she laughed at me…she doesn’t believe I can cook because I’m always drinking Fanta and eating potato fries when I’m in Africa (potato fries = safe)

You can find the yummy recipe in October’s issue of Southern Living OR right here. (Thanks Nancy for helping find that link!)

P.S.S.S. Y’all have a great Wednesday!!! It’s going to be a great day!!!

P.S.S.S.S. I have ANOTHER miracle story for you this weekend. We are the house of miracles these days:) LOOOOVE seeing God work in new and amazing ways!!! SO THANKFUL for His continued goodness in our lives!

kelly - October 18, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Sweet, sweet Sarah! Praying for her and her children.

Kathy Geurink - October 18, 2011 - 11:56 pm

I dont know u personally yet..but God is using you via your blog to do some Mountain moving in my heart, Thank you

Amy S - October 19, 2011 - 12:07 am

Hi Andrea, I’ve been reading your blog since the CTC retreat last year but have never commented before. We have 3 kiddos (2 bio, 1through adoption) and are in the process of adopting again, this time from china (our son is at MBHOH)… So of course just LOVE the shirt and the story that goes along with it! Our hearts are there too. Had to order one for me and one for my hubby 🙂

Christy - October 19, 2011 - 6:22 am

ooooooooh what a blog post full of teasers! I can’t wait to hear what God’s been up to this time for you guys! 🙂 I plan to buy a tshirt after payday this weekend.

Brittany - October 19, 2011 - 9:27 am

My family is praying right along side you for these precious families! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Chalk - October 19, 2011 - 10:35 am

I just bought a t shirt because how could I not when my own son and daughter-in-law are also waiting to adopt, and a part of my heart is in Ethiopia praying for the baby(s) God has planned for our family? Thank you for giving us a way to be part of this other family’s miracle, and I can’t wait to hear the story you have promised us!

Kimberly - October 19, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Love the shirt – Love the opportunity to give – thanks for connecting us to so many needs/ways to help!

Kimberly - October 19, 2011 - 4:36 pm

PS – I bought one! 🙂

Wendy Jackson - October 19, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Thanks for sharing the story and allowing us to help this little miracle happen! Your blog is one of the highlights of my day!


Kim - October 19, 2011 - 11:21 pm

Count me in! As you know, I left a piece of my heart in Hong Kong. Heading over to buy my tshirt now. Cannot wait to hear what God is up to!
Love & Blessings,

Deena Marquis - October 20, 2011 - 9:40 am

I’ve been hoping to buy some cookbooks for gifts! Are they going to be available on the Wiphan website? Thanks!!!

Robin Chalk - October 20, 2011 - 10:51 am

Praying for Sarah and her children. That’s so horrible to lose all their possessions in addition to Labstone. How that must hurt the heart of God to have widows and orphans treated so unjustly!

robyn - October 20, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Just ordered a shirt… love helping others bring their children home from China with us!