Wednesday, June 17, 2015

20 days!

All of a sudden my trip is right around the corner!!!! I have been busy crunching those final numbers and working on my packing list, that I lost track of time. New Hope works with a wonderful organization in Hong Kong called Med Art who help provide surgeries for little ones waiting to be adopted. I have had fun gathering supplies that will also be helpful to those traveling to take the babies back and forth for surgery. There is a very high chance that I will be one of those people but nothing is ever confirmed until last minute. From the beginning of planning this trip I said that I was opened to going where ever I was most needed. They know that preschool is very near and dear to my heart but if a baby that needs surgery comes up that will be more important. Please be praying for the other 2 volunteers as they are already in HK with babies. I am fully trusting God and know that he has the perfect plan for my summer already laid out.

Many of you already know that I was granted the 10 year multi entry visa which is what I asked for. This was super exciting as this will save money on future trips. The past couple of weeks I have put my own fundraising on the side as I was trying to gather the supplies that are needed for preschool and the hospital stays. I still have a few items on my wishlist if anyone is interested in ordering anything. It is all through Amazon and items are shipped straight to me. If there are any items that come after I leave they will be sent to TN to come over in a supply suitcase just behind me.

I am just a couple hundred dollars short of my goal for this trip. If anyone feels called to donate they can through paypal - ........ I am not worrying and I know that God has every dime figured out and that he will bring in the perfect amount.

I can't thank you all enough for your love and support on this incredible journey that God has trusted me to go on.

Blessings to all


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Less then a month

Hard to believe that in less then a month I will be heading back across the ocean. Things are all coming together which is pretty exciting. My visa has arrived, supplies are being gathered and bags are being packed.

For those that don't know I have a baby registry set up on Amazon with some of the supplies that I am still hoping to gather before I head out. Some of the baby toys, bows and baby legs ( if anyone has babylegs or bows that they would like to pass down from their kiddos please let me know as well)  are for little ones going to surgery. I believe that all little ones deserve to look cute while in the hospital and they have had lots of babies heading in and out. These toys are also super easy to carry in a diaper bag and keep the kiddos entertained during their stay. Another toy idea that is not on the list is little people ( just the people because they are easy to carry). If anyone is interested in looking at the list they can here SHOP HERE and the items should ship straight to me but if for some reason you need my address please let me know. I am so thankful for each and every one of you that have already ordered something off the list  It means so much to me and I can't wait to post pictures of all those cuties wearing their swim diapers!

Prayer request:

For my heart as I prepare to say see you later to my family
For my heart to prepare for the challenges that I will face over the summer that only God knows about.
For the sweet kiddos that I am going to be loving on and that they will accept me
For New Hope
For the final supplies and little bit of funding to come in
For me to be able to pack the most supplies possible that are needed


Monday, June 1, 2015


One of the things I budget for is to be able to bring a second suitcase over with me. This suitcase gets filled up with goodies for New Hope. I normally bring some clothes and then ask what preschool supplies are most needed at the time. My past 2 trips I have been able to bring over some thirty-one bags that I earned from my fundraiser that are used to help organize items in the preschool room. One of the needs this year is swim diapers and we are going to start trying to use as many reusable swim diapers as possible for a couple of reasons. 
1. It will cut down on swim diaper cost 
2. It will free up room in supply suitcases being brought over 
3. They are more eco friendly and easy to use.
 iplay is a great brand for reusable swim diapers and Jameson uses them all the time. To make it easy I have set up a baby registry on Amazon with various sizes in the swim diapers and this also makes it easy for people to order and they are shipped straight to me. If you are interested in taking a look at the list you can  HERE. Please feel free to message or e-mail if you have any questions about this current wish list. 

On the fundraising side of things: I am still a little short on funding but have a couple of Jamberry Cute Nails 4 a Causeparties going on or scheduled and I would also love to chat about doTERRA essential oils My doTERRA with anyone that might be interested in learning more about how they can change your life while also helping me with meeting my goal.