Approximately 143 million orphans in the world. We can't provide a family for all of them, but we can for one, and one life changed makes a significant difference.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


"Orphans and vulnerable children are not a cause. They are a biblical and social mandate we can't ignore." -Rick Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum.

Here is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the life of an orphaned child from Africa! We are selling these custom designed t-shirts not only to help fund our adoption but to raise awareness of the great need that we all have a responsibility to assist with. Although we don't see it in front of our faces everyday, 143,000,000+ orphans worldwide IS our problem.

You can preview the design on the sidebar, but please do not try to click on the link to order because 1) you would have to order in bulk and the less you order the more they cost and 2) your direct purchase would not benefit our adoption! :)

I know it's hard to read from the sidebar, but the text in orange reads "143 million minus one" (the 'o' in one is a picture of the world with children standing around it holding hands)..."equals a significant difference" and in white, "one life changed."

Our goal is to sell 50 shirts at $20 for adult sizes and $15 for youth sizes (Plus $3/shirt for shipping, if applicable). We will start printing the shirts in a couple me at by June 5th to pre-order!!

Whether you are able to support this adoption financially or not, I appreciate just knowing that you are reading this blog and following our journey and I pray that you will be encouraged and challenged along the way, just as we have been as we have had the opportunity to share in others' adoption experiences.


  1. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy that you are following Christ & changing the life of another. Makes my heart sing every time I see another family adopting....another child will now have a home!!!! :)

  2. Honey, your dad and I are adopting vicariously through you and Michael and cannot wait to hold our new baby. Thank you for blessing us with another grandchild. You are loved!

  3. I posted the above comment in response to your entry on July 6th. I'm not sure why it posted here. I love your blog, and I love all y'all, too.