Our life is nothing short of an adventure...

Wind in our hair and screams of delight but also unpredictable turns and unknown outcomes. We are a family of six; Dave, Susie, Nate, Jake, Sam, and Bella.

God has been faithful in our marriage and through the birth and blessings of our boys.

God has been faithful during our adoption journey and united Bella with us in May of 2008. We were privileged to visit with Bella's birth mother; therefore, Bella's family in Guatemala will always be dear to our hearts.

On October 16, 2008, Bella was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. We are now battling the disease with 2 years and 3 months of treatment. We believe God will continue to be faithful!

Our family is committed to living life to the fullest...even on the hard days. Thank you for checking in and journeying with us!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Today, our Agency's Guatemalan Director is traveling to Guatemala to bring what we believe will be resolution to the Mixco Civil Registry! We are asking you to please pray these prayers with us over the next week. Jesus said "That when two or more are gathered in my name, I am there". Thank you for being with us in prayer and for lifting Ashley up!

Prayer for Ashley

Dear Lord, we thank you for our servant Ashley, Ambassador for our children and our families, the one whom you called, appointed and anointed to the ministry of advocating for our children and families. In the name of Jesus, we believe her to mantled in Your precious blood and protected from every evil. We claim Your promise to give words of wisdom to Ashley and a presence of peace and goodwill that her adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute (Luke 21:15) Strengthen Ashley to comprehend that as she stands, she manifests the fullness of God in that we stand with her (Eph 3), she is not alone, as we are one in the Lord, therefore, a complete and full army stands with her. May the belt of truth hold our armor in place, our shields held high and no fiery dart will injure our defense. Our offensive weapon, your WORD, is wielded with the power, cutting to the core of any stronghold or argument. And all of us, one in Christ, are seated in the heavenlies, far above any other power, with Jesus, whose name is above every other name. The mighty name of Jesus trumps every stronghold, breaking in to its knees, defeating and despoiling it. (Col) Show us the Glory God! Let us all remember that as we bear His death in ourselves, we also bear His resurrection, and therefore, have VICTORY! We thank you that Ashley is blessed as she walks in to Mixco CR and Blessed as she comes out. All praise to You our Mighty God, our JUSTICE, our Stronghold, our Fortress and our Shield. AMEN (Yes!)

Prayer for Mixco CR

Lord, that we may truly be your children, we will be imitators of you.(Mat 5:45) We have been redeemed at a tremendous cost, therefore, we put no hope or trust in Human Beings. (Eph 5:1) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood….but of powers and principalities. Lord we forgive them….for they know not what they do. In obedience to your call to love and forgive, we ask for you unmerited favor, provision and blessing upon all Mixco CR and Minors Court employees. May you quiet their fears and make a way for their economic security. May you soften their hearts to the heart of innocent children and families, may their minds be bound to Yours Lord Jesus, and may every employee have a heart for you, adoption, our children and our families. In the mighty name of Jesus, we confess that You are LORD over Mixco Civil Registry and Minors Court, and our children’s adoption process, and birth certificates! We praise you Lord and we thank you that your answer to all your Promises is…..YES! (Amen)

Prayer for Strong Hold over Mixco CR and Minors Court

Gracious Father, for the sake of Your most holy name, everything you have is ours. You have given us in Christ, every spiritual blessing for the purpose of the coming of your kingdom (on earth as it is in heaven). We have been given the authority over ALL the power of the enemy. Our weapons, faith, love, the Name, the Blood, and the Word are mighty for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds. O Praise you Lord, In the name of Jesus, that is above every name, I wield the sword of the Spirit that is sharper than any other and penetrates to the core. In the mighty name of Jesus, the enemies power at Mixco Civil Registry and Minors Court in Guatemala is BROKEN! In the sovereign name of Jesus, the stronghold of corruption is overthrown, destroyed and led away in public triumph, defeated, despoiled and captive to the obedience of Christ to the glory of God the Father. Praise you Jesus, bless your most holy name, You are a glorious Lord, may men see and acknowledge your glory. Thank you that our faith overcomes the world. Thank you that you are a REWARDER of those who BELIEVE. I praise you most wonderful Lord, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Josh 10:12-14, Eph 10:20, Eph 2:6-23, 2 Cor 10:4, Kj 10:19, Heb 4:12, 1Jn 5:4,

Eph 6:11-18, Lk 15:31, Eph 1:3, Col 2:15


Auntie G said...

You know I am praying with you.

Auntie G said...

I forgot that I wanted to ask if I can put your blog on my bloglist.

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

I am praying that you as well as others will see progress soon. Thank goodness you have your advocate so you can have a direct connection there! We just got power back today! YIPPEE! Please email me so I will have your email address next week! Love in Christ, Cheri

Susannah said...

I am also waiting for Mixco BC and will be praying, actually, was already praying for you, just didn't know it. Thank you for sharing your prayers and may God move in a mighty way for these children to come home, and May God get the glory!
praying for these children,