June 07, 2012

Alaska to Africa!

 Yep!  We are now making plans to move to Ghana, Africa!  
I truly have no idea what this will mean for this particular "project."  I do know that we have items for sale with Bring Love In, and some other options still available.  I am going to go out on a limb and say that we will not likely increase our inventory, so if you are interested in something, please let us know as soon as possible!!

One thing that we still insist on, is that the profits from this project will go to programs to help others, not in our pockets.  We are blessed with more than we need already.

If you would like more information on the work we will be doing in Ghana, check out the PDF on Vytrak.com.  We are excited to see God work in this!

June 04, 2012


When we first started this Alaska to Africa Project, we hoped to help my sister raise funds for her adoption.  Because it was so much fun to help others, we wanted a way to continue this effort, and it went pretty well!  At this time, we have had the opportunity to help many in various ways, and we are thankful to you all for helping us help others.

Right now we are prayerfully contemplating a change in our lives that would likely result in the end of this particular project.  This is not a bad thing, as the change would require us to move from Alaska to Africa ourselves!  Ironic?  No, just a God-thing!  We are still not positive of this move, so if you feel compelled, please lift us up in prayer and ask for confirmation if the culmination of this project is indeed for us to move from Alaska to Africa!

December 01, 2011

Thank You!

We had our craft fair just after Thanksgiving and would like to thank everyone who helped out by purchasing the Alaska to Africa Project products!  The crosses and Africa's did well!  (The fish and bears were part of Pat's personal artwork!)  We didn't bring in as much as last year, but we are thankful to have what we were able to send as well as the opportunity to share about Bring Love In.  We continue to have new ideas and hope to continue this outreach with new and more pieces!

Have a very meaningful Advent season!

November 14, 2011

BringLove.In and Alaska to Africa Project!

 We are so honored to be asked to help with Bring Love In!  This is an organization that has come out of difficult circumstances to a new mission that brings widows and orphans together to form new "families."  We love the application of James in this mission and we have been personal supporters for a while.  They have asked if we would be willing to provide items for their store!  Of course we said, "Yes!"  You can soon go to their website and find 2 different types of Africa's for sale to benefit this awesome mission.  (If it's not there, keep looking!)
 Here are a few samples of what will be offered!  They are both "small" Africa's; about 7" tall.  One is made to hang, and the other has a stand.  Check them out on BringLove.In's store and help us help them help orphans and widows!!

October 19, 2011


I know we haven't had a lot of new "news" in a while (though we have been selling some work for orphans!!).

We are getting ready to launch a new project that is incredibly exciting, and we are humbled to have been asked to participate!!  We haven't ironed out all the details just yet, so stay tuned for some exciting news coming up!

Pray that we will not be prideful.  Pray that God will use us mightily for His Glory.  Pray that this project will be successful in providing for orphans and widows!

September 08, 2011

We Are Not Starving. Are We Helping?

Not long ago, my husband and I went to this beautiful lake and camped on an island (where I took this picture).  It is beautiful.  Surrounded by crisp, clear water that one can see all the way down.  As we canoed to the island, I got a feeling of "heights-dizziness" because I could see very deep - just below me.  It was so clear that it made me a little uncomfortable.

Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of fellow human beings are starving to death, thirsting to death.  We can all help by going to faminenomore.org and donate through World Vision (or any number of other wonderful charities who are helping).

Because, really, we could go without to save a life.

April 03, 2011

One:27 Coffee

Just an FYI: We just ordered 2 lbs of whole bean coffee from the Kopps and it is just fabulous!  It is so tasty and rich and dark and smooth and delicious and it helped orphan care!  Could it be any better?!  Check out their page and order some really delicious coffee while you help orphans!