Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful time this Thanksgiving visiting family in Kentucky.  Pictured above are Tony's parents, Tony's sister (Lisa) and husband (Ryan) with their precious children (Mercy, Derrara, Noah, Lauren, Beniam and Adam (not to mention our dog Titus :)
Beniam and Tony say "cheese".
Mercy is adjusting well to her new family.  What a blessing.  Please continue to pray for Ryan & Lisa and their ever-growing family.  Pray also for their family in Ethiopia.  Thanks.

Stay tuned for pictures and words from my recent trip to Southeast Asia...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mercy is Home

We are excited to welcome our new niece, Mercy Kaleab Bond! She is home in Kentucky enjoying her brothers' joy and affection. We look forward to seeing the family this week for Thanksgiving. Please continue to pray for the Bond family (Tony's sister) in this blessed time of adjusting. Thanks! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Please pray for the region of SE Asia.
Wednesday my travels take me to my home state of Virginia to visit with family for a day.  Thursday will be spent tying up loose ends in packing and paperwork.  Friday we (Kate J. and myself) begin our trip to SE Asia.  Please pray for safe travel, health and a fruitful visit there.  I will try to post updates as I'm able.  Thanks so much for your prayers! Blessings to each of you!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Tony had his rap star debut with several other Temple BC staff this past Sunday in order to promote the Samaritan Purse Ministry's "Operation Christmas Child". If you are not familiar with this ministry check out their website: and "get a box, and get it filled"... Enjoy.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bleeding Blue

Tony is enjoying an afternoon of "Representin' for Big Blue" today at the Mississippi State vs. University of Kentucky football game. He might stand out a little...

Adoption Update

There is a relatively small window of opportunity for submission of international dossiers for adoption in Ukraine.  Please pray that our paperwork, as well as that of Rick & Denise M., will be among those submitted in the next two weeks.  Thanks so much for your prayers and support!