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Preoccupied!

Hey all! Yep… we are still here and alive! We haven’t posted much lately, party because there has not been much happening on the adoption front and we have been quite busy!

June and so far July have been pretty packed!

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In June we were very busy with life stuff… but also really heartbroken and very mentally preoccupied for our friends Jeremy, Eva and Ayla. Jeremy is a very close friend of ours who we met at Bible School. About a month ago they were driving cross country and Eva started feeling ill. She was 15 weeks pregnant at the time. They stopped in Colorado to go to a clinic to get her checked out. It turns out she had lost the baby and was now life threateningly sick with sepsis. There was about a week or so that we were expecting to hear of her passing. It was a very difficult time to be waiting and not able to actually do anything physically to help. I can only imagine how hard those days were for Jeremy. But our God of miracles saved her life. She is still very very sick and is facing some horrible life long problems because of this. But we are so very grateful that she is alive. If you would like to read more about their story or donate to their medical fund check out their Go Fund Me page here: http://www.gofundme.com/evarecoveryfund

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In June we also:
Celebrated Norm’s birthday11109020_10155885212525413_4010443372803587875_n

Celebrated Father’s Day11393218_10155911402290413_2694550278230186999_n

Went to Jungle Camp open houseIMG_1043

Enjoyed our annual church picnic 11238972_10155908175065413_4786909936314781483_n

Cougar and Firefox turned 2 (…or was it 3?)IMG_3769

And many other things!
July is proving to be a very very busy month! So far we have:

Had baptisms at church, Norm’s first time baptizing!IMG_4071IMG_1140
Taken a week long trip to visit friends in Michigan11666164_10155983465680413_8634520291360445248_n10387692_10155983459720413_3938935081754081397_n

Sent Canaan to a week long summer camp11745935_10155991848800413_8704677723734785967_n

Deb, Emmaus and Berea went to a local zoo with our church’s Mom and Tots group11239648_10156003958135413_4198228416622499248_n11755266_10156003956875413_3694737730424873622_n11742792_10156003958740413_5664815540302216590_n

Enjoyed the beautiful outdoors: 11745698_10156022336530413_8957167681773567334_n11009167_10155954300810413_1677910303781659616_n

Debra has also been working on lots of fundraisers for our adoption! Those details will be coming shortly in the next post! Stay Tuned!
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These last 6 weeks have been crazy, but we have had lots of opportunities to trust in God and his promises. We also had many chances to encourage and pray for the many people in our lives who are going through difficult times. Some days I look at all the hurting people surrounding me and I feel so broken for them. I feel so helpless! But yet God continues to encourage me through their faith and trust in God. I LOVE encouraging people… And I truly find the easiest, simplest and BEST way is to send scriptures to them and pray for them. God has given us so much wisdom in His Word! I find so much strength to push on when reading about all he has done and promises to do for me and everyone!  Have a blessed day… and consider passing an encouraging verse on to a friend today!

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  • Lynn Eaton July 20, 2015, 11:42 pm

    Loved your report!!

  • Tami July 21, 2015, 12:41 am

    What a great post. Thanks for taking the time to keep us up to date! We love you! Mom R.

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