Wednesday, May 21, 2008


There are no words to express the heart wrenching grief and heartbreak we are experiencing right now for this precious family. Lord God our Heavenly Father, we need you more than ever.... "Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed Wednesday night in a tragic accident in the family driveway on Wednesday evening. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him... not to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted. Your prayers are needed for all in the Chapman family. This is a family who has so generously loved and given to so many. Just hours before this close knit family was celebrating the engagement of the oldest daughter Emily Chapman, and were just hours away from a graduation party marking Caleb Chapman's completion of high school. Now, they are preparing to bury a child who blew out 5 candles on a birthday cake less than 10 days ago. These words are unthinkable to type. And yet we trust in a God who was not surprised by this and because of Jesus I am certain through faith in Him we will see Maria again. - Jim Houser (Manager)" This is an absolute tragedy. This family has been an inspiration to so many as they have dedicated their lives, music and ministry to the plight of the orphan and to Jesus Christ. They are so dear to many, we love them and ask all of you to please pray for them without ceasing during this most difficult time.---------------Eileen & Jerry Mestas

Friday, May 16, 2008

Please pray.....

WE just received a call from Gladney via Belay in Ethiopia. Our precious daughter M. is missing from the orphanage since Tuesday. She is approx. 11 yrs. old and she is currently wandering the streets of Addis Ababa, a city of 3 million people. They believe she is trying to find her step sister. She has been depressed as she learned her step sisters baby has died. She is a precious young lady and we are asking all of you to join us in getting on our knees before God to ask him to bring her back safe, sound, and immediately. She has no money, she is all alone. The police have been notified but, honestly, the streets are full of children begging and homeless. It is going to be a MIRACLE that brings her back to us! We are absolutely heart broken...... PLEASE, PLEASE PRAY FOR HER!!!She doesn't even know about us yet. She has no idea she is in the process of being adopted. This could be contributing to her depression and desparation. She watches people come for the little children every day. She is so sad and she has no clue that the Lord is working in her life to bring her a forever family! She is out there in the dark, cold, hungry, scared and in great danger!!!! Please lift her up until you hear from us again. Our God is a God of miracles, I know HE IS WITH HER RIGHT NOW! ONLY HE CAN HELP HER!THOSE WHO KNOW YOUR NAME WILL TRUST IN YOU, FOR YOU, HAVE NEVER FORSAKEN THOSE WHO SEEK YOU. PSALM 9:10BUT YOU, O GOD, DO SEE TROUBLE AND GRIEF; YOU CONSIDER IT TO TAKE IT IN HAND., THE VICTIM COMMITS HIMSELF TO YOU; YOU ARE THE HELPER OF THE FATHERLESS. PSALM 10:14THANK YOU!! ~Jerry and Eileen Mestas

Monday, May 5, 2008

Watch this!!!

You never really realize how big a number 143 million really is...