Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Salsarita's Fundraiser

We are proud to support The Farmer Family Adoption Fund
 in their efforts to raise money for adoption.

  Please join us at the following Salsarita’s and show your support on:

Friday May 18th – Sunday May 20th
 Between 11:00am and 9:00pm.

Fountain City
Bring in this flyer or simply mention The Farmer Family and 15% of your purchase
will benefit their cause!

Friday, April 20, 2012


As I watched in amazement at what happened last night at our first fundraiser, my mind went back more than 35 years ago when I was a kid at the Maryland School for the Deaf. At each meal, all students from all walks of life and faith marched into the cafeteria, to our assigned tables, stood behind our chairs where our food was, and signed in unison:

“God is Great.
  God is Good.
  Let us thank Him for our food.

Then we all pulled out our chairs and sat to eat.

Of course, this was before prayer was outlawed in public schools. However, although we all prayed this prayer before each meal, it became so redundant that it lost its meaning. We were just going through the motions without realizing the significance of His greatness and His goodness.

Fast forward to last night, I said to myself the same prayer…But it had real, personal meaning and significance. Without Him, none of this would have been possible. I saw so many people come, give financially, help with setting up, decorating, cooking, serving, washing, and cleaning up, and give words of encouragement and support.

As people left, I thanked them for coming and helping … But saying “thank you” seemed so inadequate – yet many people would respond, “No – thank you!”

At the end of the day, we found that we were provided with enough funds for our next payment!

Heather and I were humbled by this entire experience.

“God is Great. God is Good. Let us thank Him…”

Monday, April 16, 2012


Hey everyone!   I just wanted to give you an update on what's going on.  We heard from our agency last week that all our initial paperwork looked good and was accepted.  THAT IS EXCELLENT! We have only just begun, BUT that is a start!  Thank you all for your prayers thus far. 

Our next big prayer is for THIS THURSDAY!!  We have our first fundraiser dinner.  We'll be serving up pancakes and bacon for all who wanna' join us 6-8 PM at Buffat Heights Baptist Church.  We'd love to see you all come out....

One last thing.... we want to thank the Lord for all He's done!!  He has guided and provided for every step of the way so far!  We are encouraged and our faith has grown just in this short couple of months.... we are VERY excited to see what is to come!  Please continue to pray that we are sensitive to His guiding and that He receive ALL the honor!   We Love You All!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pancakes anyone???

This will be the first of several fundraising events.....We are fully trusting God will provide everything we need for this new adventure!  Bring your friends, neighbors, and anyone that might look hungry!  Hope to see you all there!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Great Adventure

We covet your prayers as we embark on the journey of international adoption.   God has been working on us for quite some time and we were finally brave enough to accept the challenge.  Through a series of events we have seen God work in miraculous ways in our personal lives, our friends lives, and in the life of our church.  Our family has a heart for missions and through our experiences on mission trips our hearts have been tendered to the Lord's call on each of our lives to care for orphans. 

The great adventure has just begun. We don't know details of anything yet.  Please remember us in your prayers as we seek to follow the Lord with our whole hearts.  From what we've seen, the whole process is long and can be frustrating at times BUT our God is faithful.  He has called us here and He will lead us through.  It is exciting to think of all the Lord is going to do.  We dream of growing closer to Him and seeing Him provide our every need.  Stay tuned for more.....