Waiting for Our Miracle

 This appointment was a family affair. Esperanza and Gryphin played happily in the waiting room as we waited. Toys were packed up and books were brought back once the doctor appeared.  Minutes later we were settled into our seats and the doctor jumped into his spiel. The truth is I was expecting him to describe…

No Heart Beat? 

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There I lay once again on a doctor’s table as they poked and prodded my belly. The sticky jell was placed on my bulging belly to assist in finding our sweet baby girl’s heartbeat. The Doppler cracked into action as the midwife searched. Minutes later and nothing….. Memories of my 32 week appointment with Elisha…

12 Hours No Food

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Food…. oh how thankful we are for food. Twelve hours without it can really give you a new appreciation! Our sweet girl was a champion as the time ticked away and we waited to be seen. Finally the moment we’d been waiting for “Esperanza Sanders?” Drugs in system, show on, lights turned dim and off…

Esperanza’s 13th Sedation

Tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 11:30am Perth time, Tuesday 7:30pm Seattle time) Esperanza will be sedated for the 13th time in less then two years. It still amazes me all my little warrior has gone through! This time the sedation is for her yearly check up.  Please pray that her tumor (click here for details) is smaller…

Bali in a Nutshell 

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“The lights from the strip danced across the street as I watched in horror. A girl, no older then 12 with a look of intense fear smeared across her makeup painted face, held tightly to the back of a motor bike. The motorbike carried this terrified young girl from one brothel to the next just…

Through the Lips of Children

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The church was referred to the team by a former pimp. The music was blaring and the actual building was a club by night. Yet here it was a Sunday and the church was having service. Bruce and Esperanza jumped to the worship music as the club lights swirled about.  The service was over and…

Trusting in the Unknown 

Two weeks before Esperanza and Bruce were to leave my confidence in Esperanza’s health was shaken. In the last year and a half Satan has hit our little girl’s health every time we were to step out in faith.  First we announced we were going into missions and a few short months later she had…

God’s Ways Are Not Ours

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The struggle to get our tickets and to be officially on our way to Bali was so close ….. And then the rug was pulled. The funds had come in, even after flight costs had gone up $200 a person. We also felt the Lord had answered our question if we were to go as…

Trusting His Call

Has there been a moment in your life where you have felt a strong sense of call? Where you couldn’t shake the feeling that God was speaking to you directly?  Every person has been put on this earth for a reason. We are not randomly walking about life with no meaning. Many however don’t realize…

Embracing Change

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No matter what season you are in it will change. That is a consistent fact. Life does not stay static. Children grow, people move and life changes. The challenge however is how do we embrace the changes and find ourselves living in victory as we do? Tonight I found myself sitting in front of our…