Mar 2, 2010

It's Time To Celebrate!

A lot of people have asked if Le & I were going to have a baby shower to celebrate Ruta & Alazar coming home. We have prayed about this a lot and how best to honor our children. After a lot of discussion, we've decided to fore go the baby shower. Instead, we are going to throw a pizza party for the boys of Kolfe Orphanage in Addis Ababa.

Kolfe is home to 140 boys who range in age from 10 to early twenties. Most of these boys have never had pizza or even a soda. I know you might be thinking that in a situation where they need so much, why would we throw them a pizza party? I firmly believe that these boys need to be SHOWERED with love and affection and since most of them have never celebrated their birthdays in true fashion, we want to give them that joy. We are also planning on visiting a leper colony in Ethiopia and bringing them some medical supplies and Bibles.

But since I am not a person who easily passes up a chance to party and hang out with friends, Le and I also wanted to say "thank you". So this Saturday, between 2 and 4p.m. at our house, we are having a celebration so we can say thanks. If you are in the area, come hang out for cookies and punch and spend a little time with us before we embark on our journey to Africa!

If you are interested in sponsoring our Kolfe pizza party, click the paypal button and write "Kolfe pizza" in the memo. We will post pics as soon as we can. If you are interested in learning more about Kolfe, or want to sponsor one of the amazing boys there, go here.

11 comments:

Gayla said...

a great idea!!!

Leslie said...

We can't wait to hear all about it. Thank you so much for your caring.

Mark and Heidi said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

What an unselfish idea! Everybody always seems to go for the shower! We also passed on a shower, to give to others instead! It truly is better to give than recieve!!
God Bless You!! Safe Travel..

Theresa said...

This is so great of you. The boys are absolutely wonderful and they will just love this. Thanks for linking back to my blog too. We are looking for sponsors if anyone is interested. You are so great for doing this!

Erin Moore said...

Love you for this! Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

Love that you are doing this! ray God provides exceedingly abundantly and maybe there can be presents --who knows! There will no doubt be PRESENCE as God shows HIS love through you ladies!

Thanks!

Jen

steffany said...

I LOVE THIS....I LOVE YOUR HEART!

Nikki said...

Less than two days! Thinking of you and praying for all that you will see, experience, feel and allthat Jesus will accomplish through your love and service! I know you can't wait to meet your kids! I love you!

jamullins said...

Hi!! That is such a neat idea!
Will you be at The Queen tomorrow night? Hannah and I are coming. Hope to see you.

Julie

jamullins said...

Ooops!! Forgot you are travelling earlier! See you soon!!