Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Both Hands Project

What a great day we had on Saturday! We had about 15 people helping us make a difference for Louise.  Some of things include: cleaned bathroom, kitchen, repaired undersink pipes and garbage disposal, weed removal and gardening, cleaned patio, changed outdoor light fixture, vacuumed, cleaned windows, painted two stairways, trash removal and disposal, photography and videography.  Phew!  It was a really hot day and our volunteers really pushed through despite the heat.

(sorry for the way we look and sound during the interview-
 it was the end of the work day and we were, well, pretty wiped out!)

At the end of the day, we were able to share some pizza and grapes with Louise and when she bowed her head in prayer to thank Jesus for her food out loud, my eyes welled up with tears.  This is a woman who has served the Lord as a missionary for 50 years in Asia.  She is beginning to experience dementia. She is alone- but she has her Heavenly Father looking down on her.  He has not forgotten her.  I am so humbled that the Lord has seen Louise and said, "You know, my daughter needs some help.  Let's get the Zuzunaga Family and their friends over there and shower her with some love."

It's another moment for me of awe at our amazing God.  My message to you is this: if you want to be blessed  and inspired and in awe by what God can do in your life, say yes to God.  We are not special people or amazing people.  We only said yes to God.  We had no idea that God would use our adoption process to reach out and bless this dear servant of God.

If you have thought about donating to help bring Maria home and haven't yet done so, I'm urging you to please send it in soon.  We should be going to court in about 5 weeks and we still need around $15,000 more to fully fund our adoption.  We thank and praise God for those of you who have already given and sacrificed on Maria's behalf.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gentry,
    We just wanted to tell you we are praying for you and after an email from Andrea today, donated to your adoption today! A month ago you sent us a forum email that was pivotal for us in adoption. Thank you!


    (What region is Maria in?)


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