Sunday, May 20, 2012


This morning Laura and I had the privilege of sharing the stage with these two beauties as we got to share Brighton's story with all 3 services at a local church.

This church has encouraged us in so many ways - they have supported us, prayed for us, raised both money and formula for us. Humbling. That's what it is for us. To be a tiny little part of Gods huge work in Ethiopia. It's humbling.

On Saturday, on a whim, I asked Mebrate if she'd like to pray at the end of us sharing. She was 100% game. So as much as we make sure people know that our story is not about us at all and it's all God - today we didn't have to worry about it. Because today it was all about God using a 3 year old, leaning into a mic in front of a congregation, from the pulpit and saying:

"I just want to pray for the babies in Africa. And I want to pray for us to be able to feed them. And I want to pray for Brighton Their World. In Jesus name... Amen."
8 months ago she didn't know english. And today she was praying with zero hesitation in front of three different services.

Blows. My. Mind.

Thank you First Baptist Church in Powder Springs, for the opportunity to share about Brighton. And even more for believing in us and fighting this fight with us!


Anonymous said...

oh my! They look so cute! Hope to meet the whole family soon in Atlanta.

Kari said...

Awesome! Look at how precious they are! It was wonderful to meet you and Laura today and hear your story--thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me and Zach after the event this evening. :) Blessings to your beautiful family!