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Well *That* Was Completely Amazing!

Only God can orchestrate all that happened these last two weeks!! He is always so astoundingly faithful!  The GO Team hit the ground running and they served like crazy….here’s a snippet! Emma had asked me if the May GO Team would be able to have a day of encouragement for the staff after losing two…

An Unexpected Friend

In October I had the privilege of leading a precious team to love on the Gems at The Gem Foundation. The team was amazing and a joy to work with. Together we ministered and precious memories were made while lives were forever changed.   We dubbed ourselves, “Team-Own-It!” which of course, had a very hysterical story…

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Prayers for Elizabeth

#OurTreasureElizabeth I realize that many of you don’t do Facebook (or maybe we aren’t friends cause you’re still lurking – ha!) but I wanted to share  the following from my Facebook today: Please friends: Elizabeth’s been at The Gem a short time and was thriving…but suddenly became sick with respiratory issues and is now in…

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Choosing My Friends

Some of you may or may not have heard that last Friday I received a frantic phone call from Emma asking us to pray.  She was unaware that Josh had already sent an urgent text to our family chat.  Seven-year-old Opio, one of their little Gems, had stopped breathing.  Emma was doing CPR as Josh…

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One Holy and Very Humbling Moment

Almost 18 years ago I found myself leaning against Emma and Liberty’s bedroom wall listening to Emma’s most sincere and innocent night time prayer.  Her little voice prayed totally out of the blue, “Please let me be the one you pick to go to Africa to take care of the orphans…..” In fact I opened…