Sunday, February 27, 2011

think about it...

 When at home, i do most of these things daily: go on facebook, use internet, text friends, walk 10 feet to get CLEAN water, watch TV, ride electric scooters, eat three meals... and SO SO much more. But as sit here, even as i write this and am on facebook, i think about the children who are dieing right now from aids, starvation, dehydration, and so much more.

If you were in a room and a piece of tape was splitting the room in half, and on one side was you with your phone, lap top, camera, water bottle and a cheese burger and on the other side of the room was a child that was, hungry, sick, thirsty, unloved, no mom or dad, and about to die. What would you do? Wouldn't you say this is kind of like our world today?

Would you give the child your water bottle and cheese burger? Or would you keep it all to yourself? Would you keep your laptop and camera or would you consider selling it in order to feed this child who is sitting right in front of you dieing of starvation?????

Having you ever thought that that is kind of what your doing right now? I am not trying to put you down or say that you have to sell your computer because you don't, but did you ever think that for every thirty seconds you are on the computer 10 children have died. What if you could watch this happen? What if these children were right in front of you and you had to watch them die? Would you feed them? Would you give them water?

Just because someone is in another country on the other side of the world and you can't see them, that doesn't mean we can let them go days with no food or water. When we go to target to buy something that is 10 dollars, what do you end up doing? Walking out with over 200 dollars worth of stuff that you really didn't even need right?! What if you could put that extra 190 dollars that you just spent on stuff you didn't need, to feed a child that has no food for the day, has no water, can't go to school, and has aids?

YOU... me... US! We CAN change this. We CAN help prevent children dieing everything three seconds from starvation. We can help end poverty. WE CAN!! But we need to start now... no matter if it is starting out with giving 1 dollar or 100 dollars, we CAN make a difference in someones life.

What would you give to a child if you saw it dieing on the streets right in front of you?
Think About It!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

t-shirts on sale

In the past, i raised over 4,000 dollars just by selling t-shirts that i hand spray painted. I never in my dreams thought i would raise that much money just by selling the shirts. I knew God had a plan for all the money and would show me where to use it in Ethiopia. All of the money went straight into building a well in Dube Bute, and buying food for an orphanage called Kingdom Vision International.

I have faith that i can raise a little more money to reach my goal on my campaign. My goal is $15,000.00 and so far i have raised $11,261.43. That means i need 3,738.57 more. But i can only do it with your help!

The shirts are now on sale for $8.

They look like this...

I can do whatever colors you'd like.
I can put the heart in whatever country you would like it in.
The sizes run a little big.
I have sizes, small, medium, large, and extra large.

I can also add "hope" on it for an extra $2.

How to order?
1) Go to my Campaign here and add in 8 or 10 dollars depending on  if you want "hope."
2) Write your size, color, and which country you would like your heart in. For example, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda etc.
3) Email me your address at...

Your shirt will be sent out within two days.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

what do people think?

My family isn't the average family! Instead of having two or three kids we have seven and three of them are black. I am more than proud of the way my family is and couldn't ask for anything more but, when we go out in public, what do people think of us?

The first thing everyone notices is the 3 black kids I'm guessing. They stare at my parents then back at the kids and look totally confused. Are they trying to figure out why we have 3 black kids and 4 white kids? Obviously!! I know if i saw a family like ours, i would want to hear the story about the kids. Or,  the fact that we have so many kids probably shocks them too. I mean how many families have 7 kids? Not too many but i am happy to be part of one of them!

 The past month we have been in Australia and have gone to the beach just about everyday. We have come across so many people that just lie on the beach and stare at us. Do i think of it as bad thing? Or does it annoy me? NO! I believe that staring is rude but i try to think of it in a good way. Such as, maybe they are looking at how cute all the kids are, or how well they play together... or just the opposite of that! What ever it is, it doesn't bother me because God created our family the way He wanted it to be and i couldn't ask for anything better!






Thursday, February 3, 2011


My family and I have been in Australia for almost a month and still have a few weeks left here! We are having so much fun going to the beach everyday, helping the kids learn how to surf and exploring the beautiful country of Australia. The ocean feels like a heated pool and the beach we are staying by is perfect for the kids. I am so thankful for being in this family and being able to travel around the world!

The boys going out surfing(starting from left: Jared, Cole, Taylor, Cadne)

Us kids

Charis surfing. Caden paddling into the wave

Yanet trying to stand up!

LuLu surfing

Kingston court