Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fasting & Thanks!

I wanted to share a great story with you today from church.

Our church has been fasting for 21 days since the first week of January. The purpose has been to give the Lord the beginning of our New year. Everyone in the church picked the one thing they wanted to fast - some meats, some sweets, some cokes, some TV.... So today was the end of our fast - big celebration this evening. So this morning, one of my friend's little girls who is 8 years old came up to me & gave me a $20 bill. And I said 'What is this for?" She said she 'fasted' her allowance this month & asked her mom to keep it so she could give it away at the end. She wanted to give Nyame Dua the money to help build the big boys rooms!! I wanted to cry! Her mom said this was all the little girl's idea. Today, we all broke our fast & she was able to give the money to Nyame Dua. Her picture is below. Her name is Jamie Brown. Jamie - I pray that the Lord will bless you more than you can imagine for allowing the Lord to use you to serve people you don't even know! I love you, girl!

Nyame Dua is loved by so many. We continue to pray for God's provision. He will provide. I continue to pray that the Lord will multiply what they have & that it will always be sufficient. We continue to try & raise approximately $3000 more in order to pay in full for the rebuilding of the boy's room. I know times are tough...but if you find that the Lord keeps bringing this to the forefront of your mind...would you consider going to the AAI website & giving towards Nyame Dua's fund? Thanks y'all!!!

Many blessings on this beautiful Sunday afternoon!!
Love!! a

Friday, January 14, 2011


Hi All!!

Lots of new items have arrived from Ghana! Some women who are friends of Nyame Dua (pictures & stories to follow...) are making purses, duffel bags, & throw blankets for us to sell here in the U.S. This is a win-win for everyone! It creates jobs for these women as Paul is paying them a fair price & then all the proceeds go to support Paul's home.

Feeding the Orphans, a fledgling & on-fire non-profit, has graciously offered to sell these through their website at no cost to us! Thanks Sydney & Kristie!!

Now go check out those awesome bags & blankets!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!! We had an amazing Christmas & overall holiday break. We spent a whole week in Tennessee & it was heavenly. 3 days of snow & LOTS of sleep thanks to my mother-in-law~!

We are now getting busy raising $4000 to rebuild the teen boys room that I talked about in my last post. The total project will cost $5300 but we have received $1300 already so we have $4000 to go!!

I know times are tight but even a little bit goes a long way when there are a lot of people involved! Please consider donating for Nyame Dua. You can go to & on the donate page, hit 'other' & type in Nyame Dua room. It is tax-deductible & 100% of the donation will go to help rebuild this room!

We have lots of good news swirling around with Nyame Dua also. There is a new non-profit that has been started by a Ghana adoptive family called Feeding the Orphans. We are going to be able to start selling some blankets & bags that are hand made in Ghana by some ladies who are friends of Nyame Dua. We met a couple of them while in Ghana & they are sweet, sweet souls. We'll let you know when these are up on the website for purchasing. They are great & all proceeds will go to Nyame Dua also.

If you can think of creative ways to raise money for this project, let me know! If you know of ministries or mission-minded, humanitarian entities who are interested in helping out with Nyame Dua, let me know!! I'll be glad to speak with them!!

I'll post more pics soon!!
Thanks y'all!!