Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Significant Number 22.





The other day I shared via Facebook that 

"I'm in shock! God is so faithful! :}"

Here is the story behind those 7 little words.

Many have anxiously waited.

I have received comments galore and a share of text messages too.

Many wondering what do those 7 little words mean.

The story behind them is long, 

so my friends you might want to grab some coffee
 for the story

' behind the words.'

"22"

A significant number in my journal.

Since I was about 8 years old I have kept a journal.

Of my daily personal life as well as a memoir of my journey with Jesus.

When something specific happened this December 22nd, 2012.

I felt that something specific had happened on other days in my journal as well.

So I took a little trip down memory lane and read from page to page of what God had done in my life and on what date I watched Him move.

It all started July 22nd. 

My 19th birthday.

The 22nd of August.

The date I got horrible news that my two loves in Uganda had been moved to a permanent orphanage.

Never to know the love of a family.

My heart broke.

The 22nd of September my journal entry read:

"Am I really Trusting God?"

A day of struggle but of watching God move and seeing him whisper to my heart that my 
time to move to Uganda was not yet. 

To wait and trust God.

The 22nd of October dawned a painful day.

The day my boyfriend of three+ years and I broke up.

The day that God whispered to my heart.

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future."

The promise that God had even better plans for me brought the healing.

November 22nd. 

A day of Thanksgiving shared with my loved ones.

A time to be thankful and remember what God had done and what God was going to do!

A month later to the day.

A very important day in my life.

I had been crying out to God and knew He was going to show up.

Every time I had almost taken the reigns in my own hands.

I'd hear him say 

"Emma I am going to provide, you just have to trust me"

Every time we played tug-a-war with the reigns of moving to Uganda.

I'd gently be reminded.

And then I would have an overwhelming peace.

I knew He was going to provide.

And that's when the fun part came -

I  had front row seats to watching

God move.

With a month till take off and moving to Uganda.

 I sat on the couch with a friend and shared my heart.

And how sponsorship was a rough road.

And with just one month till take off  I didn't have even one monthly sponsor.

I laughed and asked my friend if he would be nervous if the situation was reversed.

He said he would.

I told him,

 how I wasn't afraid, 

but that I knew God was going to provide! 

After all He called me to Uganda in the first place.

I had my Mom, my Dad and all of my little siblings 

who were also joining me in praying that He would provide.

And let me tell you HE did!

The monthly sponsorships began to pour in.

I had sponsors across the USA.

And even some from other countries.

I had one time donations that were such a tremendous blessing!

But on December 22nd. 

The most amazing 'unexpected email' found it's way to my inbox.

And the rest is history.

My concern over the sponsorship was greatly alleviated and a precious donation came in.

I continue to need sponsorship, but this was a beautiful provision.

With just two weeks till take off I watched Him move the mountains.

Just one more story to share and serve as a reminder that my God is always faithful 100%.

When He calls you.

He always provides.

Don't sweat it, trust God and watch Him move.

I have no doubt He would give you front row seats as well.

Remember He is always faithful.

100%.

Take a chance and trust God.

It's the best thing that I ever did.

Monday, December 17, 2012

My Biggest Need


{In the Slums -Working with API where I will be working and living}

Here I sit counting down the days in my head again.

The days have been passing in a blur of crazy fun activity.

Checklists and packing lists fill the time.

With a few things checked off, a few are left behind.

I constantly stop myself and say out loud

"I am moving to Uganda."

It's a crazy mix of disbelief and reality along with the fact that it's really happening.

Years ago I used to ponder and dream of fulfilling my life long calling.

It's weird to think it's finally come.

The day I board the plane and land and say

"Welcome Home"

will be the one I've dreamed of since so very long ago.

I am moving to Uganda I remind myself.

I try to make the memories last and capture them in my heart
so someday in Uganda I can take a peek at the glimpse of home
 that I love and the family that has my heart.

Yesterday we took a family photo by the Christmas tree at my church
 with most of my family, we are just missing a few.

{This is the picture that I will be printing to take along for the move}



Several of you have asked what else that I need,
there is really only one major need that I have.


The thing that I need the most is Monthly sponsors.

Isaiah 6:8 
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 
who shall I send and who will GO for us? 
And I said, 'Here I am Lord, send me.'"

I was called to Africa so very long ago at the age of 6 years old.

The night the Lord called me I heard so very clearly -

calling me to Africa to be a missionary to the orphan.

The first time I set my foot in Uganda I knew someday that I'd call it home.

July 2nd, 2008 made a permanent mark on my heart.


{One of my first pictures in Africa 2008}

It was the day my feet touched the ground on Ugandan Soil and the day
 that my life was forever changed.

I am moving to Uganda - East Africa on January 6th, 2013 

Would you ever consider joining the EmONAMISSION team?

Being apart of helping send me?


I will be living in Uganda permanently.

To live in Uganda I need roughly $1500 a month.

That's just 60 supporters at $25.00 a month or maybe 15 supporters at $100.00 a month
or a combination of the above.

Would you pray and ask God what He would have you give?

Maybe God has called you to support monthly or
maybe He has just called you to a one time donation.

You can be a part of helping send me by clicking on the donate button below:


Remember every donation makes a difference in helping serve the orphans of Uganda.
No donation is too small but everything given makes an incredible difference.

I have just one more need - Prayer Supporters
I would like a team of friends that I can email urgent prayer requests and updates,
 as well as news of my journey of living full time in Uganda.

Would you consider being a part of my Prayer Team? 

To Join the prayer team and email list you can email me at:

emma@internationalvoiceoftheorphan.com


Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
And on behalf of the orphans that I will serve,
thank you  as well.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Overwhelmed by HIS Blessings



I sit here overwhelmed by HIS goodness.

Emails and comments have been pouring in.

I am overwhelmed by HIS blessings.

He is always so faithful to me.

He knew my needs and has provided even more then I asked for!

Several of you have written and asked what else that I need.

My need list has pretty much been checked off!

{Update coming soon!}

Faithful. Faithful. God.

When God provides He never takes any 
short cuts He goes the whole way!

I am so humbled and amazed by you, my bloggy-friends! 

You are over the top generous!

Thank you so much for blessing me!

I am so touched, you all have been a tremendous blessing to me.

You guys are beyond amazing!

Thank you, Thank you!

May God lavish His blessings on you dear friends..


Uganda bound in 26 days..

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Are you an Orphan addict?


Are you Addicted to Adoption or the Orphan?

 Or know someone who is?

Then this Bracelet is perfect!

I prayed for a long time about something that would help to send me
and support me as I move...
and one day  

"Orphan Addict"

bracelets were born.

You can purchase one of these sweet bracelets on my donate page for $7.00
{includes shipping}

Not only will you receive a super cool bracelet, but you will also help send me to Uganda

and an added bonus - when you look at your wrist,
it will serve to remind you to pray for me!

It's a win/win for both of us!

Feel free to grab my photo listed below and spread the word.



To purchase a bracelet click on the link below: