Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Metro Madness.....Day 4 & 5

Over the past 2 days we have been on & off the Metro, turned around, turned around again, walk up to the street, walk back down, walk up to the other side of the street, etc...etc... It has been quite entertaining. LOL I have no doubt we will have it figured out eventually. Right now I know it's 2 stops to McDonald's & that's what's important. Ha! ~~~~Yesterday we spent the biggest part of the day with the Wojcik's. We found our way to the ZOO, soaked our feet in the water fountains to cool off, and sat & people watched from the air conditioned window seat at McDonald's. Then the Wojcik's were off to their region to meet their sweet little girl. ~~~~Today we rode the metro and then a bus to pick up children from the children's hospital to take them to church. Only one little sweet girl decided to go and I believe she loved every minute of the attention she got! After church, which was actually in English & translated for the congregation, we traveled with the Peipon's(our sweet missionary friends) to purchase an air mattress at the mall & then had lunch and listened as they shared stories of how God has been working here. It is always a blessing to spend time with them. ~~~~Next on our agenda was taking the metro to see if we could find the orphanage. This is where the metro madness comes into play. lol We did manage to make it to the end of the red line & we just started walking down the street. We had heard it was about a 10 minute walk. Just when I was ready to turn around, there it was peeking through the trees:) (It was 9 minutes to be exact) Ha! We snapped a few pictures & then made the trek back to the Metro & finally back to our little flat! Whew! What a day!

This is who I'm hangin with!!!


One of the many exotic zoo animals...

Too HOT even for this guy...

**Today God has filled my heart with a new peace. Confirmation that his hand has been in every part of our journey to bring our sons home. He has worked everything out in his timing, on his own agenda, not mine. I will continue to follow Him wherever He leads. Never again to sit back and just read the stories about other's doing amazing things for Christ, but actually doing them. Because I know that there is NO risk involved when I am obeying my Jesus.**
*This is OUTside looking in...Tomorrow we'll be
INside looking out!!!*
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so decieve yourselves.
Do what it says"
~James 1:22


  1. hee hee. So you did find the orphanage? Did you happen to see Levi riding his little tricycle? I bet you $20 he's riding it first time you meet him tomorrow. If you don't have one already you better have someone go purchase one STAT!

  2. Can't wait to see the inside looking out pictures!

    Glad you found the way.

    How awesome you got to take someone to church with you. I'm sure she loved it!!

  3. What a joy to meet you two and then get to follow this journey up close and personal!

    Presuming that you will NOT go to the hospital on Wednesday if you have the option of visiting your boys. Can't say that I blame you!!

  4. So do you miss us yet?? I hope you had a great day today meeting your boys. I can't wait to read all about it.