It looks like an ordinary 20 dollar bill doesn't it? To most people there is nothing special about this 20 dollar bill. It may represent a meal out to eat or a few gallons of gas. But for me this 20 dollar bill is the beginning of a journey. For me this 20 dollar bill is inspiring.
This ordinary 20 dollar bill was given to me by a not so ordinary 15 year old young lady.
Briana is anything but your typical teen. While many other teenagers are out thinking of themselves and what makes them happy, Briana spends her time thinking of others. She is kind, thoughtful, so much fun, and has such a heart for children. She is also brave...she babysits my 3 wild and crazy boys all by herself (see I told you...totally brave...I have met some adults who are afraid to have all 3 of mine alone!).
Not long ago Briana babysat our boys while Nathan and I went to work on something for the adoption. As always she did an excellent job with our boys. I paid her $20 for her service and she was on her way.
It was about a week later when Briana came back to me with that same $20. She put it into my hands and said "I want to help bring your little girl home". At first I said "no", she had already helped by keeping the boys that night so we could get things done, I couldn't take the money back from her. But I could see in her eyes how serious she was. So with tears in my eyes I took the precious gift. I was so humbled and blessed by her willingness to give.
The average cost of an adoption from Ethiopia is (hold your breath) $25,000...yikes...I know. To be honest we have no idea how in the world we will come up with it but we know God has called us to adopt a little girl from Ethiopia so we also know that He will provide.
So with our first $20 donation we will start the Kenzi fund! Thank you Briana for your generosity and for being a part of caring for "the least of these" by helping us to bring home a precious orphan child!
One crazy family seeking to glorifiy the King in this crazy life!
Nathan aka my love
It all started at a revival where he was preaching and I was singing. We became the best of friends and later fell in love. Nathan is still my very best friend! We love to sit and "dream" together and stay up late to laugh. He loves the Lord with all of his heart and I feel so blessed to call him mine!
Our first born...he is adventurous and full of life. He may seem shy at first but just give him a minute and he has tons to say. His heart is as big as his giant blue eyes! He is artistic and creative and he is constantly working on writing books!
Our middle boy...he is as firey as his crazy red hair. He is as tough as nails and has a smile that lights up any room! He is our furture preacher and can be found found preaching from our steps many nights!
Our third little prince is still a snuggly little guy that gives the best hugs around. He is full of spunk and wants to be just like his big brothers!
Our Ugandan princess and the newest member of the K-crew. She is sugar and spice and everything nice. She brings the perfect amount of softness and PINK to this rowdy crew! We are so thankful to finally have her home.
Our sweet little baby boy who was born sleeping in October of 2005. We are so thankful for all that he taught us.
Watch and listen to..."You Are Called, You Are Chosen" from the CD!!!