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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Immanuel AGC Visit

     We wanted to officially inform all of you that we are in the process of trying to adopt Hope into our family.  Because of the medical conditions that Hope has, and because of the care that we have given her, she has been paced with us by the social worker and the adoption agency.  We have been to a local lawyer and have started the process.  We have already received the official okay from World Gospel Mission and we are so very excited.  We have been able to Skype or FaceTime with Nathan, Andrea, Talia and both sets of parents to introduce them to Hope.  They are all on-board with this and are very happy to accept her into our family.  This is something that we had always hoped for (no pun intended) but had never dreamed that God would open this door to us so widely.  Thank you to all that have prayed for Hope and all of you that I know will help pray us through the process.

Little Miss Hope sitting up for the first time alone
     This weekend was very full.  The four of us along with Pastor Meshack & Cate Habib & family, our Social Worker, Irene, our KCH representative, Eunice, one of our caregivers, Ruth, and three of our kids, Wycliff, Michael Mwangi and Seenoi, travelled to Kericho on Saturday.
Our group with some of Manu's family
     Our main reason for going was to speak at Immanuel AGC on Sunday morning in both services.  Since we went the night before we stopped in at our Business Manager, Emmanuel, family's home.  We had a lovely time taking tea and mandazi with them.  We visited with them for awhile and then made our way to the church for supper.

The Baby Centre kids reciting their verses
     We had the privilege of staying at Anthony and Rev. Joyce Tonui's home overnight.  Then we had an 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday morning.  Immanuel is the biggest AGC church with well over 1700 in attendance.  AGC Baby Centre basically had the entire time in both services to speak.  Dan spoke on Micah 6:8 and Matthew 25:31-46.  It was a wonderful service and the children did such a great job on their Bible memory verses' that they recited.  Cate, Irene and Eunice also spoke on their area of expertise, informing people how they can help and how to go about adoption.

Some of our group in the first row
     We were so warmly welcomed and the whole congregation fell in love with the children.  It is so wonderful to see how God warms peoples hearts when they hear about the children.

Dan speaking and telling Hope's story

Rev. Joyce Tonui with Hope
     It was a privilege to be able to once again tell the story of the Baby Centre to the people of the Africa Gospel Church.  We saw the congregation moved and there was a great response after the service.  We look forward to seeing how God will use these seeds that have been planted to further His Kingdom through the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre.




  1. I knew it!!!! Congratulations to all of you, she is absolutely adorable!! I can't wait to meet her someday!! God is good!!

  2. Hope is one of the kiddos very close to my heart!!! So very excited for you guys and thankful for this life REDEEMED. I was a VIA at the Baby Centre last summer and I have been loving seeing all your updates about the kids, especially as they go home!!