Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.

Ephesians 1:5-6

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 1:17

Sunday, August 18, 2013

It'ssssssssssss Contest Time!!!

So we came out with two new designs for our necklace fundraiser!!! One is not a huge change but a sweet one for those who are adopting from China. There is a Chinese Proverb that says...

"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break."  -Ancient Chinese Proverb

So we are calling this design Our Connected Red Thread

We have been so blessed by friends who are willing to help us out with our designs. This one is just that!!! The design is called China LOVE

Well right now we have a contest started on our FB page Our Connected Hearts to win one of the necklaces of your choice! Here how to play...

Share our page to be entered into a drawing to win a free necklace of your choice.

to be entered
1- like "our conncected hearts" fb page
2- share this photo on your timeline
3- come and tell me you shared

**For a chance to get a second entry-share this page on another adoption page! (Please be sure to follow the rules of the adoptions page policy of posting fundraisers.) Be sure to come back and tell me you shared!!! (One entry a day)

*drawing will take place this Friday!!!

In other news we have BOTH LOA's (letter of acceptance) forms sent out for the next step!!!! A HUGE weight has been lifted!!!

So blessed to have them as part of our family! Can't wait to have them in our arms!!!

Love you all! Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


So did you hear me crying and jumping for JOY!!!! Our sweet Isac's LOA is COMING!!!! It is on to our Social Worker now and be here in a few days then over nighted to us so we can sign it and send it right back! This is such a big relief to have as we can now keep moving! I can now say with more confidence that we are looking at traveling at the end of October or early November (assuming nothing get's held up)!

I actually made this picture a few weeks ago...thinking it would have come a lot sooner! All well, it is here now!

To help you all in on what is next someone made this AWESOME picture map to keep us all a little sane.

We are at number 9 now!!!!! There are many steps after this, but these steps take weeks instead of months!!! Hopefully even less than that!

I am also selling the necklaces to raise more money for adoption and tonight just put out a new design...Defend the Orphans.

Both designs are available for $15 shipping included. The Depend the Orphan one is red China but can be changed to have any country in a color of their flag or just an outline in black and we will make an example to show you before you purchase. And reads, "Seek Justice, Help the oppressed, Defend the Orphan Isaiah 1:17" Payments are through paypal. The necklace that will be with the Defend the Orphan pendant is a black chord and is on it's way from, well China actually. 

This Saturday we will we will be having our 5th and hopefully last, garage sale! PRAY we get rid of most of the stuff!!! 

Pray things run smoothly from here on so we can GET TO CHINA!!!!

Have a Great Night all!!!