"Sometimes I would like to ask God, why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it... but I'm afraid He might ask me the same question." Anonymous

Saturday, July 23, 2011

We are the world...revisted.

Hello Cooper friends,
Remember the famine of the 1980's?  I sure do.
  Well, Africa is facing another drought.
Thousands of people are without crops, the animals are dying,
 and water holes are drying up.
When you add these problems to the increased global food prices
this equals a  
MAJOR crisis
 for our brothers and sisters in Africa. 

World Vision is trying to meet the need. 
The need is BIG, but God is BIGGER! 
Will you be Jesus to our world? 
Please read the article below, thank you for praying
and for helping. 

2011 FAMINE 
The situation is getting worse for millions in the
Horn of Africa.
 Famine has been declared in two regions of
southern Somalia,
 and is likely to spread to neighboring areas
if nothing is done to alleviate the suffering.

This is the first time in 20 years
 that a food crisis
 has reached the
 technical definition
 a famine.

Some experts fear the current conditions will
 cause more devastation
 than the drought that spread
 from the Horn of Africa in the 1980s.

Already, more than 11 million people
are in
urgent need
 of life-saving assistance.

In Somalia,
3.7 million people half the population are in need of humanitarian assistance.

In Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp,
 an average of 1,300 Somali refugees arrive each day.
Half of the newly arrived children are malnourished,
 and many die on the way to the camp.

Ethiopia has the largest number of people affected
 4.5 million lives are at risk
 from the crisis.

Drought conditions are spreading into Tanzania where
 500,000 people are already
affected  and threatening other nearby countries.

If you've already given to help save children's lives in the Horn of Africa,
thank you.
World Vision has launched a widespread response to the crisis,
including emergency feeding programs for children,
food distributions for vulnerable families,
access to clean water and health-care,
protection of livestock, peacekeeping efforts, and more.

 to save children's lives.

The Horn of Africa is unlikely to receive
 normal rainfall
until early next year,
and food prices continue to rise.
Because World Vision has worked in the region
for decades, we have been awarded
government grants that can
multiply the impact
 of your gift 5 times.

Join with us in praying for children
 and families in the Horn of Africa,
and for improved conditions throughout the region.
And please

Thank you for your generosity.

In Him,

 Go to www.worldvision.org to help.

This is how we know what LOVE is:  Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
 And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity
 on him, how can the love of God be in him? 
Dear children,
let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth. 
1 John 3: 16-18

God bless you all,
Angi & Tim

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Current time in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Adoption Time-line

02/02/10- Ethiopia adoption application & fee sent.

02/17/10- Accepted into America Worlds Ethiopia Program!

02/20/10- Paid initial AWAA program fee.

Start paper chase...

03/02/10- Ordered our birth certificates.

03/02/10- Spoke w/and chose GLAD as Home-Study Agency.

03/03/10- Got Angi's employeement & life ins. verification.

03/04/10- Received Tim's birth cert. in mail.

03/04/10- Went to courthouse, got Marriage Cert.

03/05/10- Received Angi's birth cert. in mail.

03/05/10- Scheduled Tim's phys. letter doctor appt.for 3/8

03/08/10- Mailed GLAD application letter & fee.

03/10/10- Ethiopia made big change- 2 trips required now.

03/11/10- Rec'd GLAD/AWAA Post Placement Agreement.

03/11/10- Rec'd Tim's Health/Life Ins. letter.

03/12/10- Jack & Annie rabie shots/Home Study Requirment

03/13/10- Rosie & Sara rabie shots.

03/21/10- Began Hague on-line required training course.

03/22/10- GLAD beginning our background checks.

03/22/10- Our HIV tests and Tim's HEP B blood draw done.

03/23/10- Tim's TB Test scheduled for 3/30/10.

03/25/10- Notary notarized all paperwork we've collected.

03/26/10- Kyla, our social work came for 1st & 2nd home visi

03/26/10- Adoption Tax Credit raised to$13,100.00! Go God!

03/27/10- Kyla finished 3rd Home Study visit.

03/27/10- Finished family photo pages.

03/30/10- Tim rescheduled TB Test until 4/6/10.

03/31/10- Picked up Tim's HEP B test results.

04/02/10- Received Archie's referance letter.

04/06/10- Tim had TB test placed.

04/06/10- Angi got bloodwork records.

04/06/10- Re-did Financial Statement/faxed to AWAA.

04/09/10- Tim's TB test results- negative :)

04/10/10- Completed Hague On-line training course.

04/10/10- Dog vaccines done.

04/20/10- Faxed Florida CPS request to FL today.

05/03/10- Had our physical visits today.

05/26/10- Angi's bloodwork drawn.

05/28/10- Angi's bloodwork result- normal.

05/28/10- Tim's bloodwork drawn & normal result.

06/01/10- Our 14th Annivesary- Renee notarized physicals!

06/07/10- Picked up our physicals & faxed to GLAD/AWAA.

06/07/10- Found out GLAD rec'd FL CPS checks 6/4/10.

06/07/10- Requested Dr. letter for Angi.

06/10/10- Picked up & faxed Dr. letter to AWAA.

06/10/10- Waiting for AWAA to approve Home Study.

06/15/10- AWAA read Home Study & requested corrections.

06/23/10- GLAD corrected and sent H.S. back to AWAA.

06/24/10- AWAA approved our Home Study!

07/01/10- Got money order for final GLAD payment.

07/01/10- Met Klya/GLAD in Vincennes, got final HomeStdy

07/02/10- Mailed I-600A application & fee.

07/09/10- Renee notarized rest of Dossier paperwork.

07/09/10- Sent 2 papers to IN State Dept.for Authentication

07/12/10- Fed-Ex package received at IN State Dept.

07/13/10- We rec'd Authenticated papers in mail!

07/14/10- Rec'd Immigration Fingerprinting appt for 8/9/10

07/23/10- Went early-Immigration/Indy. for fingerprinting.

07/26/10- Called USCIS & left msg for Immigration Officer.

07/29/10- Officer Opfer called, USCIS back-logged 3 weeks.

08/05/10- Rec'd I-171H today!Thanks Officer Opfer-speedy

08/06/10- Renee notarized new MOWA letter & I-171H.

08/06/10- Got Cashier's check to go with Dossier.

Paper chase completed!

08/06/10- Shipped Dossier to AWAA by Fed-Ex.

08/10/10- AWAA received Dossier packet.

08/13/10- AWAA approved Dossier, maybe DTE next Fri?

08/13/10- Rec'd U.S.State letter stating I-600A sent to ET!

08/19/10- AWAA Fed-Ex'd our Dossier to Ethiopia!

08/25/10- Dossier arrived in Ethiopia today!

The WAIT begins...