Saturday, February 14, 2009

OLZ Our Family Mission

Esmé's Mommy here.

As you can deduce from Esmé's profile on the sidebar, shortly after we had the idea of hosting Operation Love Zimbabwe on this blog, our family made the decision to follow God's leading to an orphanage in Zimbabwe.

We are still working through some red tape. Things are moving slower than we expected, but we are dealing with Africa, after all. At this point, the earliest we will be moving there is sometime in March. And at that point, we'll need to figure out some way to move our stuff from Mozambique to Zimbabwe.

Everything happens in God's timing, of course. There is plenty to accomplish while waiting here in Oregon.

This is Esmé's blog. We've hijacked it temporarily for Operation Love Zimbabwe, but at the stroke of midnight tonight, it's going back to being the somewhat idiosyncratic journal of our daughter's life... No fundraising, no advertising, no product reviews.

Our mission needs a support team, though. We'll need funds. We'll need volunteers at the orphanage. We'll need remote volunteers to assist with publicity, fundraising, and procurement of supplies. And we already need prayers.

When things are more formalized, we'll be starting another blog for the orphanage, featuring the kids and the work being done there. In the meantime, if you are interested in supporting our mission with your funds, your time, and/or your prayers, please leave a comment on this post to be added to our newsletter mailing list.



Prasti said...

i'll be praying for you all. looking forward to seeing what God has in store for your future.

Laura said...

Hello from Moz! For sure I'd like to be on your mailing list! Would love to make a trip there with my friend Lynne when you guys get there, I pray that will be possible!

BaronessBlack said...

Sending prayers and positive vibes!
Can't wait to hear more!

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely be praying...that's going to be a tough task when you get there. Hopefully very rewarding though. I'd definitely like to know what's going on.

Sarah said...

Please put me on your newsletter list and I'll try to give when we can.


perilloparodies said...

oh, please, let me know more... praying... He is the Author and Finsher of our faith, and He also promised to bring All things to completion in His perfect timing(philippians 1:6) so you have nothing to worry about... It is all in His hands. :-)

Jennifer said...

Please do add me to your mailing list!

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

silverhartgirl said...

I would love to be on your mailing list. I think what you are doing is great.

Pamela said...

I know for sure I can pray.
I wish I had the energy and the ambition to actually go there and help.

God must have such plans for you.

Rachel said...

I am definitely interested, but I am more interested in somehow hooking you guys up with our Church's missions program. We support over 175 missionaries through our Church's program, which is the main way that we (as a couple) support missionaries. Email me and let's talk about it.
rachel (at)

dani said...

i am looking so forward to your new blog and reading all about the experiences that await you!!! i will pray that it will be a blessed experience for you all:)