You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Monday, August 25, 2008

oh my, I'm a proud mama

I just got these clips tonight-from my dear friend Melanie. Melanie is one of the people God used to get me interested in Haiti. She went with a team from Parkway in October of 2007. I happened to talk with her shortly after she returned, and became instantly intrigued by her heartfelt stories and all that she experienced.

When the next opportunity to go came up-I called Melanie to see if she was going-and she was planning to attend. This made me feel comfortable enough to make plans to go. God had other plans, and Melanie did not make this trip, but I went anyway, and now you know the rest of the story....

This above video is Steeve, singing one of my favorite songs: "What a Mighty God We Serve"

He's grown/changed quite a lot from when this clip was is so adorable!!!

Melanie-thank you for being obedient to God and going on your own mission trip and then sharing it with me! I will be forever grateful-and cannot wait til your special friend, Steeve comes to Arizona!! Won't he be thrilled to know you are near by and a member of our church family.

God is great!


  1. Oh, those were so cute they brought tears to my eyes!

  2. Me too-he's so cute and sweet and oh, I could go on and on....


  3. His sweet voice...oh my! How precious!

  4. Thanks, Stephanie...what a blessing to have these videos and images! I can't wait til I can make my own.......with the boys at home. I will drive everyone crazy with pics and videos! lol

  5. Hi Lena - congratulations on your adoption! I was so happy to see that Steeve and Jean Baptiste have found their family. What sweet, wonderful boys!


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