family fall 2016

family fall 2016

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Garage Sale

 Our friends rock and they are having a garage sale to benefit our adoption as well as helping to send some of our best friends to intern at a Young Life camp for the next year.
 
September 22, 2012!!
 
We need your help in gathering items. If you have things you would like to contribute, please let me or Jeremy know and we can direct you.
 
Did I mention we have the best friends in the world?!
 
Thanks beeker and brit!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bibles



I looked around at the 4,000 other faces on the Sabbath as they gathered to praise the most High. Just one week before; I found myself under some old, faithful African trees with not more than 20 saints. Church. The gathering of 2 or 3 in His name and there HE is with them. Stunning. Not so we can turn inward and provide a spa for ourselves but for us to be filled to overflowing so that we may turn and go out to spill over to others. 



Just beyond those faithful trees were men swinging an ax into the earth, fisherman casting their nets- hoping Poseidon would come through for them that day so they could eat and provide for their family, CHILDREN whose names were recalled but faces were missing from the pews because one week before they were sent to the sea to work so they could at most go to school in the fall and at least eat. 
tears from a child whose brothers had to leave to work to provide money for school and food




2 faithful pastors. Their disciples. The journey started with 10 missionaries to this predominant idol worshipping sea village. 2 remain as the others recall "The ground is too hard". We proclaimed truth over their work and promised they are NOT alone. We groaned for their filling up so they could turn and pour out. We asked what their needs are and there are many but for today, THE WORD OF LIFE. They need Bibles. Many of the children can read but they don't have money to purchase Bibles (very expensive in Ghana). We have friends returning to do an outreach in this village in 3 weeks and I will return in about 3 months. If you feel a tug to give a Bible or many, please let me know. They can be new or old treasures. We prefer translations that are simple to read (ie: not King James) for the little ones. 

A skit to help tell the story of Ruth







Please be on guard and pray for Palace Chapel International Church under the old faithful trees.
They will move mountains through Him.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

things I want to remember...

"mommy please wear my clothes for me". translation "Please help me put my clothes on"

"mommy we need some pomade (aka lotion)"

1 AM- "What are we doing?"- my hunny

"What is this"- pointing to hair dryer. "Ooohh... let me go and get my hands wet so you can dry them mommy"

"Mommy you look ugly" (in the swimming pool), "Why? says mommy" "You have those black things under your eyes. (aka makeup running down my face)- I have one girl who will shoot you straight. Another morning putting on powder "Mommy that makeup makes you look like an old woman"
- oh dear!!

Someone poots (aka "flash" in Ghana). Mommy- "You need to say excuse me. You are a lady". "No mommy, I am an old man"

" how do you off it"- (aka turn it off)

"I need Xanax IV"- my hunny again ;)

"Daddy, remove yourself" (aka put me down) "Take me" ( pick me up)


"My back is hurting"- my 15 year old brother. "It's ok for you to tell the kids you can't hold them today" - me. "No, they need to be loved"- my brother (melt my heart)


"I love you to the moon and back" from 20 little girls as we tuck them in at night

"My eye is paining me" (aka hurting)

1st day my girl calling me "Auntie Kristie" 2nd day " Auntie Mommy" 3rd day "Mommy"
- there is nothing sweeter.

"Some days I want to go home because I miss my family and friends but it just takes one of them looking at you to realize we are where we are supposed to be" - my 17 year old sister

"I am ready to go home with you but I need to go tell my friends bye first"

"WE ARE COMING BACK FOR YOU"- mommy and daddy to the girls


Friday, August 17, 2012

and then there were 4!


The Millers have officially doubled in size!! We passed court in Ghana 2 weeks ago for Portia and Mabel Miller!! We flew over this past week and spent time loving on our girls, filing immigration papers, and living life with some of our dear friends in Ghana. We are on overload right now as we process and I will continue to write about our journey in the next few days. But now we wait a maximum of 60 business days for the processing of our immigration papers. Once we get notice of approval, we will apply for the girl's visas and then we will go back to bring them HOME!!! We are SO thankful for your prayers and covering us in so many ways.