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Monday, May 16, 2011

Blessed




The past few weeks, we have been running around frantically in attempt to graduate, finish clinicals, find a house in Knoxville, complete adoption training, and spend some quality time with people we have come to LOVE so dearly. We went to Six Flags and Tin Lizzy's in Atlanta with our community group and all 14 (short one couple because baby Max is not quite ready for the coasters) of us retreated back to our childhood, but came to the consensus that our bodies were not quite 12 years old anymore... We spent our last night with the group last night and needless to say... some tears were shed on my part. We did not expect to find community or at least not community like this while we were here. When we moved here 10 months ago, we honestly had no idea how long we would be here but Knoxville was always in the back of our minds. I can't explain how influential these people were in our first year of marriage. A group is only as strong as it's individual members and I told them last night, the reason we have a strong group is that every single one of these couples made it a priority. They committed 100% to OUR time TOGETHER. That makes a huge difference in the success and safety of a group. So while this chapter of our lives is closing, these faces will always hold a special place in our hearts and marriage!
Leslie and Hunter (our fearless leaders)

Jamie and Beth

Amy and Patrick

Hunter and Emily (it was their one year anniversary :)!!

Jonathan and Caroline

David and Rachel

Tyler, Amy, and baby Max on board :)
We love all of you and will miss you dearly!!!

~the millers

Sunday, May 15, 2011

GHANA... take 2! (how you can help)


We're going back to Ghana...soon!! We are going June 11-19, 2011 to serve with
We will tentatively be working a VBS, feeding and deworming children in a near-by village, helping to build at the new Children's Village, and working with the women's empowerment program, "7 Continents." Most of all, we will be LIVING LIFE and SERVING with our friends who we love dearly! I asked Stacy (momma at City of Refuge what we can bring them and the list is below...) If you would like to donate any items; please leave a comment or email me at kristin.a.lusby@vanderbilt.edu by June 5th. We are hoping to have 6 big bags/ crates to fill!!

 Please be in prayer for our time there. Our team will be me, Jeremy, my mom Fran, my step-dad Stan, and two ladies from Generations Adoptions in Texas (they rock :), Heather and Laura!!

We covet your prayers and YOUR ROLE in this journey! Happy Sunday!




Current List of Needed Items at City of Refuge
Children’s Vitamins
Adult Vitamins
Pregnant & Nursing Mother Vitamins
Tylenol – Adult, children, infants
Ibuprofen – Adult, children, infants
Anti-Itch Cream
Allergy Medicine
Antacids (tums)
Vitamin B Complex
Baby Diapers (all sizes)
Baby Formula
Small Toys – like from http://www.orientaltrading.com
Toddler and Preschool Toys
Friendship Bracelet String
Large/Big eyed beading needles
Ground Coffee
Cappuccino Mix
Rulers
Glue
Glue Sticks
Pencils
Hand Cranked Pencil Sharpeners
Leveled Reading Books

Construction Paper
Paint/ Paint Brushes
Expo White Board Markers (we need a lot of these)
Notebooks
Loose Leaf Paper
File folders
Binders
Math Manipulatives
Educational Games, Movies, computer games
Small DVD Players
Research Books – Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, National Geographic’s
School Uniform White Polo Shirts (all sizes)
Underwear: Boys and Girls all sizes
Socks: Boys and Girls all sizes
Sports Bras: Extra small/small/medium
Women’s/Men’s Deodorant
Shampoo and Conditioner
Sports Equipment
Soccer balls
Basketballs
Volley balls
Tennis rackets/balls
Kick balls
Ball pumps
Jerseys
Chen guards
Velcro belts and flags (for flag football)
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
USB Flash Drives
Laptops for the school
Sunflower seeds
Crunchy snacks and fruit snacks
Tupper Wear type containers
Staff gifts – anything small to show them appreciation
Women’s Purses
Diaper Bags
Girl’s earrings
Muffin tins
Cake/brownie mixes
Cookie mixes




                    

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

boys will be boys

Jer finished college last week so him and his friend Nick went out to the farm to be boys.... 
enjoying our last few weeks in Nashville!



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