Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The power of God's Word...

"O Lord, hear my prayer - listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief." Psalm 143

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Sorry for the blog break...been a busy week around here...so I'll do another recap post...here we go!

-Last week was VBS here at FBC. What a great week...we had all kinds of kiddos running around. The theme for the week was Crocodile Dock...my buddy John Hurt and I got to do some opening drama each night. We had a blast...we acted like idiots while portraying the message of Jesus, what a combo!

The best part of the week?? On Tuesday night our pastor Bill and I had the chance to share the gospel to all the kids...we know of 18 decisions that were made! So this week we'll be doing some follow-up with their families, how awesome is that!

-Yesterday (Saturday) we had a work day around the Prosser household...cleaning house, cutting grass, etc. We then headed up to Lexington to celebrate HEALING DAY. It's been two years now that Bryan has been healed from his year long battle with some "stomach" issues. Within that year he had six surgeries and several hospital stays. So we now celebrate the day when he was totally healed. Why celebrate? because that is now part of his life and story...why not celebrate to remind us of God's healing and faithfulness. I love my boy!

-COURT DATE IS THURSDAY, JULY 2nd! Once again we will await the word about bringing Ellie home. Her case goes before the judge over in Ethiopia this Thursday...we are praying that we pass...fly over sometime in August...bring our girl home. Then we will add another day to celebrate!

In two weeks our families (mom, sis and fam) will be headed up to the Great Wolf Lodge for a few days. We went there last year and had a ball! Nothing but spending all day in the water. I love getting away like this with my family...we enjoy each other...we get a little goofy...we are family together.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

You can cut it with a knife...

Sometime today we should hear if we have "passed court" in Ethiopia. The suspense is thick...waiting for something that we've been praying about for well over a year has been an adventure. It all boils down to today's court date...

There is a man named Dereje, who is our power of attorney, who has/will present our request for the adoption of Kedest "Ellie". It's kind of mind boggling to think how this man is playing such a huge role in this part of the process...lots of what takes place is weighing on him. I know this is not the first time he's done this, but I wonder if he senses any type of "pressure" on him...I was praying for him last night...that God would use and prepare him as he presents our case to the judge.

I think there's a lesson of sorts in that...who has some "expectations" on you today? How will you come through? Hmmm...something to think about.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Final results from the Run for Ellie

We've finally tallied everything from the Run for Ellie...I can't thank everyone enough for giving, praying and encouraging us through all of this. We have been and continue to be OVERWHELMED by God's grace through you...

So the total?? Drum roll please...tatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatata...

A little over $4,000!
I still can't believe it...

Again, thanks to everyone who gave and supported this run! We invite you to pray along with us for our court date which takes place this Thursday, June 18th. If we pass court on that day...we'll travel to go and pick up Ellie within 4-6 weeks.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another step closer!

Yesterday we got some great news. The long awaited court date is next Thursday, June 18th. That is the day when our paperwork will be submitted to a judge in Ethiopia...they will then make a decision, if all paperwork is in place, all "T's" crossed and "I's" dotted...she will be deemed ours! After that...we'll begin making travel plans to go pick our girl up!

Pray along with us that we pass court the first time around...

We are stoked beyond being stoked...really hard to concentrate on anything right now!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Recapping last week...

Lots have transpired since my last post...getting kinda lazy. So here's some scoop within the Prosser household:


Great time...No I don't feel 41...lots of great b-day wishes from lots of friends and family. One of the best gifts?? Mom's German Chocolate Cake...man we put this thing away even before I blew the candles out! Thanks mom!

Graduation Day!

Bryan graduated on June 1st...man I was so proud of him. First of all he was a very sharp dressed young man...red tie and all! It seems like yesterday we took him to his first day of school, no he's done grown up and will be a freshman next year at Madison Central. Once again Beezer...I am a proud pappa!

Dad and Lad Project

Okay so me and B have been having a good time building some things together...last month was a viking catapult. So in keeping with the viking theme we made a viking board game called Hneafafl. We learned of this game about a month ago at a cultural fair we went to in Berea. They had viking exhibit and this guy taught Bryan how to play and we then looked on line and found all the rules and dimensions...got the proper tools and made us a game! Did a little wood burning, little stain...etc. It plays like chess...google it out and learn to play yourself.