Monday, June 25, 2012

Sneha over the last few years

Romans 10:10

 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

This is how you looked at 3 years old when you were found and taken to the orphanage in New Delhi India.  You had severe malnutrition, measles, and tuberculosis. We are so thankful to Achla that she was able to take you in and have you in a private orphanage with much better care than a government run institution.  I am also thankful that Vicki traveled to India with me to meet a little girl that God would not let me forget.  November of 2007 rocked my world to it's core and has never been the same again.  My world view changed forever.  If you have never visited India I would encourage every American to see how others live in the world.

The first picture that God used to capture our hearts and sent us on a long journey to India.  In this picture you were 5 years old, little did we know that you would be home until you were 8 years old.  We waited for you while you were in treatment to be healthy enough to immigrate.  We waited and Brent was laid off twice, and we had to move once.  God provided a job for Brent in one week to ensure your adoption process would not be stalled.  God knew the plan and we just had to follow along.
The day that your dad was finally able to meet you 2 1/3 years after first seeing you picture on Reeces Rainbow   We are so thankful to Andrea Roberts for having a dream to save special needs children from all over the world. Thank you to Illien Adoptions for seeing her potential.
This what a home does for a child in just a few years.    The obvious hair grows, but their eyes light up.  If each Christian family adopted just one child each, there wouldn't be an orphan crisis in our world!

Since you have been home dear Sneha we realized that your needs were much greater than we could have imagined, but God knew all along.  He knew you were the one for us.  He gives us what we need to parent you.

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. eed to parent you.  It is noting in our power, but in his. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer has started.......

This is what Sneha likes to do EAT.........

School released on Tuesday for the summer break.  Finally the sun is shining today, I have to say it is the chilliest summer I have ever had.  I am trying not to miss Sterling and our friends at church!  I keep asking myself why do we have to keep moving and leave friends that we have made???I must say the beautiful scenery here is great and a larger town with lots to do.   We have so much to be thankful for and I need to focus on the positive!

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

Friday, June 1, 2012


Joyce received a grant for FREE hearing aids from Miracle Ear!!!!!

Romans 8:24-26

 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.  In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.