Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big Sale

Hi Everybody!  I just wanted to let you know, if you don't already about a great promotion that Stampin Up is running!  30% off select stamp sets in honor of National Scrapbooking Month! 
The page numbers are there for you to look up the sets if you like.  Please email me by Monday May 30th if you are interested in ordering!
I love sales and I definitely plan to order a couple of these, especially since you never know what will show up on the retiring list! Pin It

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jacob's Glasses

Well, it was bound to happen.  At least one of the four boys was going to inheret my eyes and Jacob is the one.  I got glasses when I was 8 years old and now, Jacob is 8 and just got new glasses.  I'm so thankful that glasses are so common now that kids don't get teased about them!
Jacob picked some very stylish frames!  Here is my big boy with his new glasses:
Doesn't he look SO grown up!
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Lots Going On

Wowsa!  Its been a while - sorry about that!  I do have some paper crafting treats to post but today I want to share some family stuff!  First, our biggest news is that our oldest son Isaiah is going to be spending 6 months with a missionary organization called Youth With a Mission.

YWAM is an international and interdenominational organization of Christians working to help make a difference in a needy world.  Founded in 1960, it is now one of the largest Christian ministries, with about 1,100 locations in over 171 countries.  I saiah will be involved in the DTS, which is an intensive Christian training course.  It consists of a lecture phase followed by a two-month cross-cultural field assignment.

The lecture phase takes place at the YWAM base in Los Angeles.  Its aim is to prepare people to share with those less fortunate, placing an emphasis on knowing God in depth.  

The location of Isaiah's outreach will be determined within 4 weeks of the lecture phase.  The Los Angeles base focuses on the nations of India, Nepal, Morocco, Thailand, and South Africa.  Past schools have helped start churches, participated in key construction projects, distributed goods to the poor and needy, ministered to orphans, and served in many other types of work. 

As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people. If you would like to support Isaiah in a financial way, thereby being a part of what he is accomplishing, he would be very grateful.

Isaiah needs to raise $2,950 for the lecture phase (which will cover room/board, food, books, and speaker costs) and an additional $3500 for the outreach phase (which covers airfare, accommodations, food, and ground transportation). 

Please make checks out to YWAM and send to:

YWAM  Los Angeles
Attn: DTS Registrar
11141 Osborne Street
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Please DO NOT write on the memo line.  Just attach a separate note stating whom the check is for - Isaiah Ortman (Sept 2011 DTS).
If you would prefer to give using paypal, your credit card or debit account, you can click on the Isaiah's YWAM Donation button in the Right Hand Column right at the top.

We would love for you to keep Isaiah in your thoughts as he prepares for this great experience.  We can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store during this time. 

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