"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Two Things To Remember:

OK, SO SINCE WE HAVE A LOT OF OUR ADOPTION T-SHIRTS STILL, WE ARE PUTTING THEM ON-SALE FROM NOW THROUGH JUNE 15TH (which is the same day the adoption donation taking ends). ANY SHIRT IS ONLY $12!!! WE HAVE KIDS, WOMEN'S AND MENS (regular cut) sizes. Click on the link on our main page on our blog to buy through paypal or get us a check or cash!Sizes Available:KIDS: x-sm (2-4), sm (6-8) med (8-10), Lg (10-12) x-Lg (same as adult small size)Adult / Mens (regular cut) small-X-LgWomen's (slightly shorter arms and more narrow through body) small-X-Lg

We are asking to still consider if you could even get one or two things to send to the orphanage with us to donate-that would be great! We are trying to get everything ready so that we can at least have the donations ready to go when we need to travel-see the information below and if you can each even get one or two things-that would be awesome! Adam and Amber

So, as our number goes down, we know that in the very near future, we will be traveling not once, but twice to Ethiopia. Adam and I want to take these opportunities and give back to the orphanage there that have cared for the many children while they wait for their homes, sometimes this is for years. We have asked the orphanage what their needs are and the coordinator gave us the list below.

So, what we are going to do, is start collecting donations from now until JUNE 15th-this will give us time to pack them up and arrange them so that we can take over as much as we can to donate.
I also have access to having a local doctor get medications at cost from the local hospital-so I will be getting as much as I can to take over there. For just over $2, you can buy a dose of amoxicillin to heal a sick child with many different illnesses-pneumonia, painful ear infections, strep throat, etc...we SO take it for granted hear that we have such easy access-well these children don't have access to medications like we do and for the $2-it can be lifesaving to them! Think of what the average person spends on their coffee each month-this could save SO MANY kids! We will order as much medicine as we can -and will gladly take donations to JUST use for medicines.

We are asking that each of you considers whether or not you could donate even one item on this list....please contact us via this blog, our e-mail or anything and we will even pick up stuff if we need to. We thank you for helping these orphans! Adam and Amber

Dear Friends and Family-We are coming to you today to ask for your help in gathering donations to take to our future baby daughter’s orphanage-Hannah’s Hope. The orphanage is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-and the needs are so great! We will be collecting the following items, as well as monetary gifts to purchase items to fill in the blanks. We will be taking ALL donations to Ethiopia when we travel sometime this summer to pick up our baby girl and deliver them to the orphanage. We will be collecting things from now until June 15th. This will give us time to organize and pack everything. Please feel free to bring them to the car line or give them to Jacob at school or drop them off at our house-in downtown Silverton by the city park, bring them to our works, etc.... We would be able to pick them up too if it is needed. Below is our address-thank you again for the blessing that these donations will bring to the lives of the children at the orphanage! Your support and prayers for us throughout this journey has been amazing! Much love to you all!
Information on the orphanage: Since All God’s Children (AGCI) opened Hannah's Hope Ethiopia in 2007; more than 300 children have been united with their adoptive families. Hannah’s Hope is a transitional home meant to provide love, shelter, safety, and medical care to orphans waiting to be placed with their forever families. Staffed with wonderful caregivers and supervision, each child there receives the best care possible. Today Hannah's Hope serves as a home for over 65 children from the ages of 1 month to 15 years old. In addition, AGCI sponsors over 300 children monthly through their orphan care program.Facts on Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s annual per capita income is less than $160-this is per year! 1 in 6 children die before their 5th birthday and 1 in 10 die before their 1st birthday. More than ½ of all of these children’s deaths are due to malnutrition. The average life expectancy is 53 years old. There is one physician for every 34,988 people! (And we think we have a health care crisis)! :-)Finally, the country is twice the size of Texas with a population estimated at 85 million people-and over 6 million of these are orphans. SIX MILLION-that number is just too great to even imagine! This is the equivalent of taking the entire populations of the states of Oregon, Idaho and Montana!

Things Needed at Hannah’s Hope Orphanage Ethiopia

For babies: Diapers-most needed size for newborn babies) Pull-ups) Simple board books) Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo) Lotions, baby oils and baby Wash) Diaper rash cream—Desitin is the best, or whatever other kinds you think is a better protector of babies bottoms (Desitin ointment is stronger than the paste)g) Baby Wipes) 4oz only AVENT Brand Bottles.i) Organic flax seed—ground or oil form) Vegetable or soy based formula—this is the kind that is most needed) Milk-based formula) Hanging mobiles for cribs

Things for older children: Shampoos and conditioners that are fortified for curly Hair) Dandruff shampoo) Body soap) Bubbles, punch balloons, beach balls (deflated in pkg.),orange outdoor play cones) Soccer balls and any gear) Body lotions—especially for dryer or ashy skins) Clothing for boys and girls between 4 and 16 years old and especially need pants and pajamas) Shoes including crocs, sneakers (these are especially good for the older boys to play soccer in), for 4 through 16 years old children (not cleats)

Medications and Supplies: Adult Iron Tablets-over the counter) Infant and children Iron drops or pills-over the counter) Medicine for older children, all kinds-cough, cold, Advil, Tylenol, Maalox, etc.z) Braun Thermometer Covers) Multivitamins for babies with iron—liquid drops
Other things) Air freshener (any kind that is safe to use in children/babies rooms and bathrooms)cc) Regular size bath towels (both blue and pink).dd) Large & extra-large scrubs) Deodorant for men and women) Cloth Diapers and Covers—these are donated to Government Orphanages) “Boppies” for infants (‘C’ shaped pillow) Infant Bouncy Seats or Bumbo Seats) Foam mat for under the swing set) If you are looking for things to carry these donations over, something that would be helpful is to put them in different size storage containers. This is helpful as we store donations.
**Thank you! It is because of families and friends like you that they can continue to care for these children with the finest and the best supplies! Thank you for your participation!
Adam and Amber Stutzman e-mail: awitha@verizon.net404 Charles Ave.

Visit our blog for more information: www.adamandamberstutzman.blogspot.comSilverton OR 97381 Phone: 503-873-6934

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