Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's a Boy!

We've been preparing for this moment for months.  

All along we've been thinking that we would "get the call" for our first placement after we got home from our visit to the states.




But instead--

We got an email from Legacy of Hope about Baby T this past week.   Baby T is a preemie baby who weighed not quite 4 lbs. at birth.  After some medical emergencies, he is beginning to make up for some time and is gaining weight.

In less then a week we will get to meet Baby T and begin the transition from his current caregivers to our family.

A very special friend said it just right this week.

She told me that Baby T will be our "first fruits".  That he will be first of many that we get to love on, pray over, and share Jesus with.

How can you help share, love and care for Baby T and the next little ones that join our family?

You can join the "Bright Beginnings Club".  No matter the amount you will be giving a child a bright future by giving them a healthy beginning.  All of the money given towards the "Bright Beginnings Club" will go towards diapers, wipes, formula, medical expenses, and any other expenses specific to the children in our care.  Click Here to learn more about the "Bright Beginnings Club" and how you can join.

We are not allowed to reveal the names or faces of the children in our care on our website.  However, we do have a private Facebook Group that you can join to get updates on the progress of our children.  You can click here and request to join the private Facebook Group.








Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stateside!

Hello everybody, thank you all for tuning in to today'so blog. I want to give a quick update; Taylor, Emma, and I arrived safely this past Friday, and have already dove straight into the busy schedule.  Ben, Julie, Leighanne, and Hannah, have already been pedal to the metal, full steam ahead, and nonstop action the short time they have been here.  We are all traveling around and meeting with various individuals and churches to share about the work that God has been doing in our lives in Honduras.  So continue to be in prayer for us as we continue this time here in the states.

As we all know today is Mother's Day.  The one day every year that is set aside specifically for our mothers.  A day where we recognize all they have done for us, to make us who we are.  So, with that being said, HAPPY MOTHER'SAID DAY!

Ino Him,
Austin

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Blessings, Blessings, and more Blessings



While Ben, Julie, and the girls are state side, Austin and Taylor are enjoying the peace and quite. Even though half the family is gone we still have been busy...

God has been blessing us with many little things, and we are so very thankful.

On Monday Austin took Ben, Julie, and the girls to San Pedro where they stayed the night, and on Tuesday he dropped them off at the airport. He came back on Tuesday and brought with him a friend. Tim, our missionary friend from Copan. It was great to have him visit for a few days. Along with bringing Tim here Austin also picked up a few things that we have needed....

1. A bunk bed for the spare bedroom. We were blessed with the opportunity to buy the bed from anther missionary. It was a long hard battle to get this bunk bed out of its previous house, but they got it... with the help of 2 other Hondurans. Now that it is in our home we have discovered that it doesn't fit down our hallway to the guest room. We are going to have to break it apart in order to get it to fit, but we will make it work.



2. The shelving unit for the tools. A missionary friend made us this metal shelf for tool storage. We can now clean up the clutter in the back of the house and give a home to our many accumulating tools.

The white things are the gates and the black things are the shelf. (some assembly required) 

3. Metal baby gates (made by our missionary friend who made the shelf). These gates are such a blessing they will go on the back porch to keep the the children away from the storage area.

We were also blessed with the opportunity to be seen by a dental team. Our good friend Russel (Sower4pastors) had a team come in this week. Taylor had a cavity filled and Austin got a check up. Which was also another blessing.

Our landlord had some people come by and fix a few of the leaks we are having. We are grateful.

 God is pouring out blessings on us, we praise him for the many things that have come together. As humans we get so overwhelmed by the forever growing todo list, but God says that he will supply our every need (Philippians 4:19). God has and is supplying all our needs and we are truly grateful. Thank you Lord!

We want to encourage you... Whatever is weighing on your heart or whatever overwhelming task stands before you. Take it to God. Then let God intervene. Allow his blessings to pour out over you.

In him,
Taylor