Friday, March 13, 2015

It's been too long! We are going back!

There's a beautiful little piece of heaven at the very southern part of the Caribbean Sea.
I left a piece of my heart there. 
When I'm in Trinidad and Tobago, I truly feel at home! 
I have family there! Loved ones there! 
We have gone as a family (or parts of us) to love on the children (now teens) year after year since 2008 with our church team. However the last couple years The Lord lead us to fostering and adopting which kept us home. We knew that was what was best. Thankfully, Emma did get to go last Summer! 
We've been praying. 
And it's time for some of the Rohrer fam to GO!
Madelyn, Emma & I are overjoyed to go back to love on and serve our Trini family!  

The little kids that we fell in love with back in 2008, aren't little anymore! 
We miss them all sooooo much! 
I can't wait to hug them again! 

You may have seen that we lost, and heaven gained, this young man just last week. 
Our hearts ache knowing that we won't see him again until we see Jesus. 
And in that we are also incredibly thankful that Nate and I both got to know Navin in the 3 years that he came to camp while we were there. 
We had many conversations with him about his decision to place his faith in Jesus alone. 
In his family's culture, that wasn't easy for him. It was truly a leap of faith for him! 
I could have scooped him up and taken him home with me!
 (Well I actually feel that way about all my Trini loves) 
Leaving this earth at only 16 years old is too soon! 
I don't wanna miss another Summer with these amazing kids and the Singh family! 
Life is too short! 

For several Summers, I helped cook and serve food to campers and our team...

Again I hope to be serving along side my sister in Christ, Aloma in the kitchen. 

Love like a sister! I've learned so much from her!  

See all these hungry mouths?!? They are so thankful for whatever is on the menu! 

So this Summer it will cost each of us approximately $1280 to go. 
Each year, God has provided every single $ to go! 
He is so faithful! 
Here's how we plan to earn the $...
Emma and Madelyn are pretty awesome baby sitters, money that they earn will be going towards their trip! Need a sitter? They have daytime availability too! 
I'd be happy to drive them to you too! 
You can message me or them on FB to schedule them! 

God has blessed me with a part-time job that has helped us make ends meet. Just being real here folks...this family budget is T.I.G.H.T! 
So the little that I can earn elsewhere is prayerfully going to cover the cost of the trip! 
I've got a few pallet boards ready to paint. 
Here's a couple I painted last year...

Do you have a favorite verse or song lyric?
I'd love to make a custom pallet sign for you! 

I will be selling these very soon with the proceeds going towards my mission trip cost.

Over a year ago, as a family we have been using doTerra essential oils consistently. 
We are so thankful for our improved health! 
We use them in our water, baths, homemade lotions, for household cleaning, treating illness, preventing illness and in cooking! I also use doTerra hair products and skin care line. I've been blessed by how well all of us have been over this past year! 

If anyone wants to purchase doTerra essential oils, oil blends, skin and haircare, I make 25% commission on any order off my doTerra site. I would be so thankful if you would consider ordering from me here
Please let me know if you have any questions about how to use your oils :) 

One more way I'm earning the $ I need to pay for the trip...

I've been honored to be a Noonday Ambassador since last Fall. 
It's been a challenge and a blessing. 
Adoption Fundraiser Trunk Shows have been so wonderful! 
Two families have been blessed with a check from Noonday! 
So I'd love to do another Adoption Fundraiser Trunk Show soon! 

 I'll be honest with you...
It's been a challenge finding Trunk Show hostesses. 

Noonday artisan partners from 13 different countries are quite dependent on the market place that our Noonday hostesses provide. With out hostesses, this just doesn't work. 

What has happened over the past year through Noonday??
Over $20,000 has been donated by Noonday to International Justice Mission! 
Noonday artisans have been able to keep their families together, keep their children from going into orphanages, send their children to school, stop the poverty cycle, obtain small business loans, and hire other artisans! I could go on and on! 
Please consider purchasing from Noonday... (Maybe for your Easter look, Spring family pictures accessories, Spring Break look) 
I get a 20% commission on all purchases from my site. That $ will go towards my trip cost. 
You can shop on-line and purchase from my site here 

Pretty, pretty please consider being a hostess...
I'd love to share with you the BEAUTIFUL stories of hope from our artisan partners. 
Let your home welcome in some hope! 
Just a couple hours of your time, and you'll earn free and discounted Noonday! 
Let your accessories tell beautiful stories! 
Did I mention that I REALLY, REALLY need hostesses?
You can contact me about setting up your trunk show here
Thank you!!!!!!

If you've stuck with me all the way through all that...bless your heart! 
Please let me know if you have any questions about our trip! 

What we REALLY need is prayer! 
Please pray right now for the hearts of the kids that we will be loving on. 
Please pray for the unity of our team and that each member will be fully funded by our deadlines. 
Please pray for our health and safety on our trip. 
Please pray for the Singh family as they prepare for a big 'ol bunch of crazy Trini lovin' Americans headed their way. 
Pray that the love of Jesus will shine through everything we say and do! 

Love you all bunches! ~ Amber 

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