For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Singing Praises...

We are singing praises today... Mandy accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior today! What an amazing day, that she could stand before our church and commit her life to Jesus. When we first saw Mandy's beautiful face,we knew that God had plans for her to know Jesus. When Mandy joined her family, we knew that we would teach her about Jesus. What we didn't know is that God had been preparing her heart long before He revealed her to us. Several months after Mandy had been home (and when her English was more fluent), she shared this with us..."When I was in China,I wanted to know who made the mountains,who made me? When you brought me home to America, I found out about God and that he made me." She has spent the last year devouring every little piece of information,every bible verse, everything that she can know about God, and Jesus's love for her. She has eagerly devoted her life to knowing Jesus more, and to serving him with all of her heart. As her parents, we stand in awe of the plan that God has laid out for her life, and we look forward to all that He has in store for her.


connie said...

Praise the Lord! Welcome to the sisterhood, sweet princess Mandy! Yes, the God who made the mountains made you, sweetie, and He loves you!

Kimi said...

Oh Kim...that is WONDERFUL...beyond wonderful, there are not words to describe it. I am thrilled!!

She is a special little girl..I can't wait to see what God has planned for that little one.

Love you,

Jill and Rick said...

Mandy, I am so happy for you! Kim, I'm in tears as I read about Mandy and her desire to learn about God. What a beautiful day!!

It was great seeing you guys yesterday, but it seems like I never have enough time to visit!

One of Us said...

What wonderful news....congratulations! I'm in tears too. :-)

gatheringpeeps said...

Welcome to the family, Sister Amanda!!!
I love the story of "twice adopted"...God has given you a forever family twice in less than 2 years!!!

~Mis-Wen~ said...

YAY MANDY! We are so happy about this amazing decision you have made to follow Christ! :)

The Dunlaps!

Ann said...

Brad, Kim & Sweet Mandy,
We are rejoicing with you!
Love In Christ

Ann said...

Kim, Brad & Miss Mandy,
We are rejoicing with all of you!!
Love In Christ

Susan said...

Congratulations Mandy! You are a special young lady. We are rejoicing with you.
The Frederick Family

David and Sarah said...

Beautiful...God is good!