Sunday, May 13, 2012

Exhausted!

**Update- GOD IS SO AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!! Not only did HE provide for the FULL $2,000 match that was so generously given... but HE also provided an ADDITIONAL $1,000 match... that has now been FULLY MET! WOW! Thank you to all of you for your prayers, support, and encouragement.... we are BLOWN AWAY! He is SO good!
We are currently at 46% of our startup costs and 33% of our monthly need! 


It's been a FULL week here!

Lots of packing...
eating on a temporary 'table'... 

making memories in our home for the last time...



moving... 


from this...

to this...

one last photo outside our old home...

**Thank you so much mom and dad Uch and Christie Todd for helping us move... couldn't have done it without you!

potty training...

spending time with family...


a little pedi for some fun...

celebrating 2 months with our sweet girl and dedicating her to the Lord at church today...


i think we wore the kiddos out... can't even stay awake to eat his dinner on the run...



We got home tonight after a long, exhausting week feeling SO blessed on this Mother's Day for the blessings the Lord has showered on us. Malakai was sleeping in the car (as you can see above) and Dan carried him into his new room (where he's sleeping with his mattress on the floor)... as he laid down his sweet head, he stretched, grinned, and uttered the words 'FAMILY'... with tears in his eyes Dan responded by telling him that his family is right here with him and that we love him so much!


What an awesome reminder that God truly sets the lonely in families. We can't help but fall on our knees in awe of how GREAT our God is to bless us with these sweet children!

We are so OVERWHELMED by God's goodness in our family today! Help us be a family to the fatherless in Guatemala!



On this amazing day we've also been blessed by a generous friend and we have a CHALLENGE for you! 


We have the opportunity to be blessed with a $2,000 matching grant IF we can raise $2,000 in
the next 48 hours (by 9pm CT on Tuesday)! Will you be a part of our team? 



**IMPORTANT: Donations often take several days to show up in our account, so PLEASE post a comment on this blog or send us a note at ucherek1 AT hotmail DOT com to let us know your pledge so we can keep everyone updated on our progress! 

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully bitter/sweet post! I am so excited to watch you faithfully follow our Lord but my heart misses you already because this is getting REAL now! You are both amazing parents and I know that you will touch the hearts and lives of so many orphans as you spread God's love everywhere you go!

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  2. Guatemala will be blessed to have you! pls see email from amazinggracelynn@hotmail.com

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