Wednesday, June 22, 2011

$3,000 Matching Grant

We are super excited!!!  We found out this week that our family was approved for a matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans!!!  This is awesome news!

Basically, this means that Lifesong for Orphans will match up to $3,000 of all donations that we receive.  So, we could have $6,000 to put towards our adoption!!!  This is such a God-thing because our next payment to our agency is going to be close to 5,000 and we do NOT have the money.  However, God will provide!!

Our goal date to have the money for the grant is August 12, 2011.  Lifesong for Orphans is a non-profit organization so anything that you donate will be tax-deductible. 

Please don't think: "I don't have that much money that I can give."  No amount is too small, especially since it will be matched by Lifesong!!! 

If you would like to help bring our child or children home please consider giving to this organization so that they will match your donation. 

There are two options:

1. Mail a check.  Make it to Lifesong and in the memo line write "Gibbs Family Adoption #2064"
 The address is: Lifesong for Orphans
                        Attn: Gibbs Family Adoption #2064
                        PO Box 40
                        Gridley, IL 61744

2. Or you can do it online. 
     When you get to the page, follow the instructions where it says one-time donation/gift and put the same info "Gibbs Family Adoption # 2064"

Please pass this along to anyone that you think would want to be involved with making a difference in the life of an orphaned child and ultimately impacting the Kingdom of God!!!

We sincerely appreciate our family and friends for supporting us through this journey!!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

My Old Kentucky Home

Last week we had the opportunity to travel back to Kentucky!  It was an awesome week visiting family and friends.  I posted on our ministry blog ( about some of our experience, but I wanted to add a couple of things that we did!

  • We ate our favorite restaurants!  Belew's 3 times and Los Portales 2 times!

Eric and Harper

It was cold this day that we went.  I about froze after drinking my milk shake!

  • The kiddos got to play with family

Aren't they a cute bunch?

  • We splashed around...

They're gonna love me one day for this pic!!

  • One of the major events of the week: Ella finally decided to get her ears pierced!!
After we got to the store, she wasn't so sure anymore.  She had a melt down.  So after a long talk, she decided that she did want them but was gonna cry anyway.  This is me having to hold her arms down so she wouldn't move.

This is right after.  She was saying, "It hurts! It hurts!"

About a minute later, she was all smiles and so proud of those new earrings.  She showed everyone that would look!  BTW, they are Minnie Mouse!

  • We acted like monkeys!!

  • We went swinging!

  • Our muscles grew bigger and stronger!

Yep, he's definitely gonna love me for this!

  • We learned all about deer and hunting and looked at these:

The deer died this way! You can't separate them!

  • We loved on each other!!!

  • We went swimming!!

  • We rode go-carts and bumper boats!
The winners!!

Getting wet!

We just had lots and lots of fun!!

We seriously did have a really good week!  We look forward to seeing everyone again at Christmas!