Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hannah's Prayer Ministries

Many of you know how much Hannah's Prayer has meant to me over the years. This week is our big fundraiser week, so I wanted to post some information here about giving. Please keep this ministry and me in your prayers this week as I lead this Pledge Drive.

Dear Friends,

I am writing to you on behalf of Hannah’s Prayer Ministries and the thousands of members we minister to daily. Please take a moment and read about our ministry and how you can help support what God is doing.

Did you know that infertility affects about 6.1 million Americans, or 10 percent of the reproductive age population, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine? Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive within one year of unprotected intercourse, or the inability to carry a child to live birth.

Since the term "infertility" is limited, as we have grown, we coined the term "fertility challenges" to cover the standard definition of "infertility" in conjunction with the sorrows of stillbirth, early infant death, or those who are able to get pregnant easily, but who have suffered the loss of a child at some point between conception and early infancy.Being unable to conceive a much-wanted child, or carry a pregnancy to term, can fill a couple with sadness, grief, anger, despair, and even a sense of personal failure.

Hannah’s Prayer Ministries provides Christian based support and encouragement to women around the world who are struggling with this pain. As with any ministry, there is a financial burden. Up until now, God has blessed Hannah’s Prayer Ministries through the gifts of various generous givers and a few occasional fundraisers. With the rapid growth of this ministry, we are reaching the limits of our financial budget. That is why I am writing to you – we need your help. Would you be willing to share the blessings you have received with this incredible ministry?

Please keep in mind that Hannah's Prayer Ministries is a California based, non-profit 501( c )(3) organization. All staff members are unpaid volunteers who are proclaiming Christians (from a range of denominational backgrounds) and have personal experience with the heartache of fertility challenges.We are asking for donations or a commitment to a monthly gift to support our efforts to help women facing fertility challenges.

Would you please make out your check to Hannah’s Prayer Ministries and mail it to P.O. Box 3321 in Borger, Texas 79008? There is also an option on giving through Paypal if you would like. A lot of women who need our help would be grateful if you could send us your tax-deductible donation today.We are sincerely grateful for your support!


P.S. We would be happy to send you more information about our ministry. You can find more information at or e-mail us at for more information

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Update on us

We are doing great! I just got back from a girls weekend in Cincinatti with some of my Hannah's Prayer's friends. It was so fun! Jason held down things here and took care of both boys. I came back to Connor basically starting to crawl. He rocks on all fours and scoots, though he goes backwards better than forward.

Cole is getting so big. His vocabulary is enormous. He shocks me everyday with something new he knows. I can't believe how fast it goes. I'm really enjoying it though.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Playing Outside

This week has been so nice that we've spent lots of time outside. Here are a couple of pics of the boys playing!

Why do we buy toys?

Connor would rather play with the laundry (and why Jason put him in the basket ;) ) or a hanger than his toys. He also loves the phone and remote controls. He's getting so big! He's even bigger than Cole was at this age. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Cole's new swingset

Cole got an awesome new swingset from his grandparents for his birthday. He is loving it so much! Here are some pics from of him swinging and sliding. He has a preference for going down the sliding backwards. Goofy boy!