Summer, Hurry!

It is with great joy that I announce that Sunshine will be able to return this summer!  I would say that I am excited, but that doesn’t really do justice to how I feel.  I am counting the days already. 135. We talk almost every day now, and she misses us.  We are making plans…

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Introducing Sunshine

It’s amazing how much can change in twelve hours. Plans can change. Needs can be met. Hearts can transform. Mountains can be moved. In twelve short hours, I went from not hosting to bringing this beautiful young lady to our home for Christmas.  Her name is Sunshine. This is not normal for me.  I like…

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Notes from the Yard Sale

Last week, Stephanie and I held a yard sale to raise money to bring Soccerboy back for Christmas.  It was a lot of work, with each of us only getting about 10 hours of sleep in three days.  But it was worth every second. We ultimately raised $1700 toward his return. We are so grateful…

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Give Your Junk, Help a Child

Every hosting, New Horizons for Children asks the host families to write a promise of God on a piece of cardboard and take a picture of the child with it.  They make a wonderful video of all the children holding the truths they have learned in their time here.  Here is the video from last…

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One Month Out…

Only a month to go until Soccer Boy’s arrival and I’m growing in both anticipation and anxiety.  There is simply so much to do to get ready: things to buy, rooms to red-up (or “get ready/clean” for those of you who aren’t Pa Dutch), posters to make, and oh so much more. This past weekend,…

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