Monday, January 23, 2012


Signed document....LEAVING TO SEE LINA!!



need to share the connection between praying for the persecuted church and the orphan...but no time at the moment!!!!

Praise be to the LORD who is able to do above and beyond what we can think or imagine!

He is to be glorified!  Isaiah 26:8 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lifting up Praise to the LORD...He is able to do above and beyond what we can think or imagine!

Dear family and friends,

We lift up praise to the LORD!  I have no words to express the joy the LORD brought to our lives many things...

 -a blessing from dear friends in a far away place that touched us so deeply and a dream that will one day be a reality because we serve a Risen LORD who is able to make what seems impossible happen!
 - prayers that were answered in a tangible way today for many families waiting for their precious child/children
 - Praises for the many many friends and family and those that we do not even know that were praying for the least of these...praying for LINA!
 - praise that I WILL SOON HOLD our dear LINA in my arms and be able to love her and tell her how special she is and how much she is loved, wanted and cherished!
- praise for things that were on a standstill to be moving again and great news about our travel soon to follow...

Waiting for the much needed signature that is on it's way and travel dates that will follow!!! Praise the LORD...He is able to do above and beyond what we can think or imagine...

Isaiah 26:8 "...our heart's desire is to glorify Your Name."

MORE NEWS to follow tomorrow...I AM SURE!!! Praise HIM!!!

LOVE to all ...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Emmanuel's YOU TUBE video - check it out...special needs adopted young man!! Amazing what LOVE can do!

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January 2012
Dear Adoption Advocates,
We want to share some amazing inspiration with you. This is especially for those of you who advocate for special needs adoption. What a better world we live in because of the adoption of a young person featured in this video. Better grab your Kleenex before watching this! You are going to need it!
A Voice for the children who have no voice, (Pvb. 31:8)
Gerry and Maureen Clark
Pass it on. EMMANUAL, the person on this video deserves as many hits on this U-tube video as he can get.

Link to Bible Study download

Adoption Music Video

A child is waiting DVD

Real life
Adoption testimonies
of Filipino families who have adopted

Who will Cry
for the Orphan Child?
Who will cry for the Orphan CD

By the way...check out HOME for Good on the web...awesome ministry and I had the most awesome opportunity to meet and spend time with the Filipino missionaries duirng AVI's adoption ...Auntie Malen and Virgie we surly do love you!!!
NOW go check out the YouTube video and get ready to cry...who knows what message each of our girls will one day have for the world!  They are all lives with value and purpose!
May the LORD be glorified!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Check out to see the 4 art prints by the Jacobsen girls that recently sold to help Lina!

Go to to see the 4 art prints that recently sold to help Lina come home!  Sarah, Rachel and Leslie - sisters with a brother adopted from Lina's country are being a voice for the voiceless!  They are using their gifts and talents to help Lina and other children from Lina's orphanage come home!

Today 4 of their art prints were sold and all the money raised is helping to bring home LINA!  Check out the site to see what prints are still available and to learn more about ART for ORPHANS by Ellianna!

PRAY FOR LINA and for the signature that is needed so I can travel to LINA's country!  She needs to come home quickly!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Calling out for prayer and fasting to Liberate LINA!

Please pray!!


As I was seeking the LORD and crying out to him on behalf of LINA - Daniel 10 kept coming to mind!  I am not sure why but I am posting it here for you to read to lay before the LORD!

Thank you for caring and for loving our little LINA!

New Living Translation (NLT)

Daniel 10

Daniel’s Vision of a Messenger
1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia,[a] Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. He understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship. 2 When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks. 3 All that time I had eaten no rich food. No meat or wine crossed my lips, and I used no fragrant lotions until those three weeks had passed. 4 On April 23,[b] as I was standing on the bank of the great Tigris River, 5 I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. 6 His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, and his eyes flamed like torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice roared like a vast multitude of people. 7 Only I, Daniel, saw this vision. The men with me saw nothing, but they were suddenly terrified and ran away to hide. 8 So I was left there all alone to see this amazing vision. My strength left me, my face grew deathly pale, and I felt very weak. 9 Then I heard the man speak, and when I heard the sound of his voice, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground.
10 Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees. 11 And the man said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling.
12 Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince[c] of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels,[d] came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia.[e] 14 Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.”
15 While he was speaking to me, I looked down at the ground, unable to say a word. 16 Then the one who looked like a man[f] touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing in front of me, “I am filled with anguish because of the vision I have seen, my lord, and I am very weak. 17 How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe.”
18 Then the one who looked like a man touched me again, and I felt my strength returning. 19Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!”
As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”
20 He replied, “Do you know why I have come? Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece[g] will come. 21 Meanwhile, I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one helps me against these spirit princes except Michael, your spirit prince.[h]

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Reposting the same Post about the amazing Cedar Crest Girl's Volleyball TEAM and also want to thank....

I am reposting the same post about the Cedar Crest Girl's Volleyball TEAM - How do we say thank you enough!!! Now I also want to thank 3 amazing young men that came to our home to do a story about LINA! 

I cried watching their story of our family!  They have done an incredible job and we are so thankful for LINA's story being told at Cedar Crest High School by Ryan Hewitt, Taylor Sanger and Ben Stefanidas....
You all have blessed our family beyond words...Thank you!!! Thank you from LINA!  Praying tomorrow is the day we have the document needed for me to travel to LINA!  JOIN US IN PRAYER that Friday January 6, 2012 is the day I receive word that I may travel to LINA!

Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (New Living Translation) 1Timothy 4:12

Cedar Crest Girl's do we say thank you enough for blessing our family for Christmas! Maybe this face will say it all....

And this face.....
How about these faces?
Ellianna LOVES her tent...she is in it all the time!

She loves her tent! You have blessed our family beyond what our words can express. We love you! WE can not wait to visit you at a game so Ellianna can sit on the bench and cheer you on! She can probably yell louder than any of your other fans!!! Trust me....

Thank you so much for caring so much about our family...for blessing us and for helping LINA to come home! Maybe we can have a Liberate LINA day at Cedar Crest and everyone can wear their shirts for Lina! She is coming home soon! Hey they are the Cedar Crest colors!

It was the most awesome night when you came to have inspired us and motivated Volleyball lingo...psyched us up!

We love you! Thank you thank you thank you! Just want the world to know that we have the most amazing young people at Cedar Crest! Go Cedar Crest Volleyball...LIBERATE LINA!