Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Question: Shouldn't you put money aside in case of emergency? Answer: Are you saying what's happening in [the 3rd world] ISN'T an emergency? -Francis Chan

Hmmmm....Interesting thought!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

We celebrated Eva's second birthday on Saturday....It is so hard to believe that she is two already. Eva we Love you so much and are so thankful that you are our daughter.
This video we made for Eva on her first birthday...just thought that you might want to see it again.

Friday, March 27, 2009

So I tried to straighten Eva's hair just for fun....well it did not turn out so well, but look how long it is! She was such the little trooper!

Yeah, did not turn out so well!!

Oh, and so you don't think we march around Target like that here is a pic of her normal hair style.....such cute curls...I mean just look at them!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

10/40 window

What is the 10/40 Window?
by Bryan Lee
If the command given by Jesus is to make disciples of all nations (or ethnic groups), then common sense would tell us our job is to find those nations (ethnic groups) that have not been discipled (taught to be followers of Christ). People desiring to fulfill the Great Commission need to know where these "unreached" groups of people are, so that our efforts in completing the task will not just be busy but productive.

The vast majority of these unreached people live in an area of the world nicknamed the "10/40 window." The 10/40 window is simply a term used to describe a region of the world within 10 and 40 degrees latitude from Western Africa to Eastern Asia. If you were to draw it on a map, the top would go from Portugal through Japan and the bottom would go from Guinea through the bottom tip of India all the way to the Philippines. This is an important region to think about as a World Christian because most of the people who have not had an opportunity to hear the gospel live here. The 31 least reached countries in the world are in this "window."

" The window is the map at the beginning of this article"

The people who are lost in the 10/40 Window are not "more lost" than your neighbor or family member who does not know Christ. But, they are "unreached" in the sense that they have not had an opportunity to hear the Gospel. The issue is not their lostness, but their access to the Gospel. People can be unevangelized without being unreached. There are people in the United States that have not heard the gospel, but they could if they wanted to. Most people living in the 10/40 window couldn't find out about Jesus even if they wanted to! These are unreached people who do not have access to the gospel.

There are over 3.6 billion unreached people in the world today. Of those 3.6 billion people, 88% live in or near the 10/40 window. Only 2.17% of these unreached people live in North and South America combined!

This area of the world is so unreached for several reasons. First, these people do not live in a spiritual vacuum. The world's major religions began in this part of the world and are firmly entrenched there. In the 10/40 window there are 724 million Muslims, 787 million Hindus, and 240 million Buddhists. Along with that, many of the countries in this region are oppressive to Christianity. Regardless of these facts, Jesus declared that, "the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." The biggest reason this part of the world is so unreached is because there is a lack of Christians willing to go to these places.

I thought this was a pretty interesting article.....let me know what your thoughts are

you can learn more about this at the travelingteam.org

Monday, March 16, 2009

This is for my mom who is a Pastors wife.......and they should make one for PK's as well!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Small group!!!!

This group is the BEST ever!!!! They are our small group family. Words can not express what they mean to Steve and I. We Love you guys!!!

If you where wondering , we are bowling!!!!

They surprised me on my birthday with a little party and my Fav. birthday cake......Red Velvet!!!!
They truly are the best!  They are a great group of people to share life with. I love you guys!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ethiopia on my mind

The BEST Maccioto in the WORLD!

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of how Ethiopia has changed my life forever!
The Culture
The People
The Love
Its Amazing!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

More Mimi time...we had dinner with Mimi and her family tonight along with Ross and Erin who received there referral today of a beautiful little 3yr. old boy and another family, Carl and Lisa who have a referral of a 5 yr. old girl.  Great times! Mimi and family we love you!!

Eva had all the attention tonight!!!
and she LOVED it!

Eva LOVES Mimi!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rock Star!

My little ROCK STAR!!!!!!!!

Sorry the quality is bad....taken from my phone