"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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

SO POWERFUL!

I love this lady and everything that her organization does both here and in Ethiopia!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Father God, BREAK OUR HEARTS FOR WHAT BREAKS YOURS!!

I have been waiting to share this- but I think it is important.  I know that some of you were aware that Seble spent some time as a 2-3 week-old-newborn, near death, at a government orphanage.  We were able to visit this orphanage while we were in Ethiopia, but they would not let us take any photos or video.  Miraculously, I found a couple that had a video of Seble's orphanage and it was taken the EXACT same week she was there, before she was transferred to Hannah's Hope, where her life was literally saved, as she finally received medical care!
People ask us why we are adopting again-THIS IS WHY!!-These images will forever be burned in our memory as well as the 20 babies in one room with 2 caregivers that were all crying and raising their hands to us, soaking wet and hungry-who just wanted to be held.  As a mom it broke my heart!  The next room had preschool children-the sad thing was, they didn't raise their hands and cry, they KNEW no one would pick them up!  God, please break our heart for what breaks YOURS!!! These children are not someone else's problem!!  They are yours and they are mine, because they are God's children and He loves them, just like you love and created your children.  They are precious children of God and He is the only one that hears their cries, when no one else is listening. Seble could have stayed there-she could have been one of these children!  The thought of that tears my heart in two-NO child should have to suffer and long for a mom and dad to call their own!  Our eyes were forever opened and will never close!  Please consider what you are doing to help these children as you watch this video, what if your child was here, like Seble was? Wouldn't you do anything you could to see them get home?  Please consider as you watch~

FROYO Frozen Yogurt Night Went Great

We earned $311 at our Yogurt fundraiser! :-)




















Monday, April 16, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS ADAM-YOU WORKED SO HARD!

ADAM GRADUATED FROM THE SILVERTON FIRE ACADEMY THIS WEEK-He will now be both a Silverton Police Reserve and a Silverton Volunteer Fireman. :-)  So proud of him!
















WOULD YOU CONSIDER DONATING TO OUR ADOPTION IF YOU COULD RECEIVE A TAX WRITE OFF??

We have been blessed to be contacted by some friends of ours that run a non-profit group to help with orphan ministry-they have offered to set up an account for our adoption that will provide tax write-offs for anyone that donates to us.
If anyone would like to make a tax-deductible donation in which ...100% would go toward our adoption-you can do so below. Thank you for considering this!! We still have several thousand to raise to get our kids home!
These are the instructions of having people donate and receive a tax receipt.
1. Please make checks payable to: Perpetual Change. In the memo section please ensure you write Stutzman Adoption #412.
2. Mail Checks or Cash to:
Perpetual Change
Attn: Adoption Promise Program
PO BOX 1541
Hillsboro, OR 97123
3. All donations are non-refundable.
Here is their website:

http://www.theperpetualchange.me/

Monday, April 9, 2012

WE ACCEPTED A REFERRAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY ARE OURS!!!!! The kids are ours!!!! we are officially accepting their referral today!!!! A boy 12 and a girl 6!! :-) God is good and we are blessed!!
SO NOW LET THE MAJOR FUNDRAISING BEGIN!! We are confident that Gods got this and He will provide it! So we trust and we wait! we are anticipating our first trip over for court will be in june sometime... and then our second trip for embassy... and to bring them home we are guessing ...in august/sept. but these are just guesses... please consider contributing if you are able or share on your page!!! Thank you!! Click here for details:

Our Airport Homecoming for our 2nd Adoption~

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Our Journey up to our Referral

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Seble's Referral Video

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"Although it may not always be obvious to us, there seems to be one distinct moment when God begins a new story in each of our lives. He writes words on our hearts that long to be spoken and strain to be lived out. Then with His own great hand, He begins to write the script. Experience by experience through seemingly ordinary days, He supernaturally orders our lives. Only when we look back and reflect on what appeared to have been the ordinary events of life does it become clear what a miracle the Lord has performed." Jan Beazely

LUCY LANE-AGCI-ADOPTION VIDEO! This inspired us to follow our dream!

WHY WOULDN'T I....WHY WOULDN'T YOU?

What Adoption is About! What a Testimony! Lundy's Adoption

We Love this family and this video is inspiring!

HANNAH'S HOPE ETHIOPIA

FATHER, BREAK OUR HEARTS FOR WHAT BREAKS YOURS~

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