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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday Levi!!!

Today we celebrate your 8th Birthday! 4.5 years ago you came into our life with a toothless grin & an amazing laugh that changed our lives. We can not imagine life without you. Thank you for the laughter, the joy, and the craziness you bring to our family. Thank you for your sense of humor, your stubbornness and for always being quick to forgive. You are a mighty little man of God and will continue to touch the lives of people across the world. So glad your birth mommy chose life for you. We love you to the moon and back!!!

Happy Birthday

 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. ~Psalm 139:14

Merry Christmas!

**So I'm a little behind on posting with wifi being a little sparse. Hope you all had an amazingly blessed CHRISTmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! #bringit2015

Merry Christmas from
The Harper Family

This year Christmas looks a little different for our family. We don't have fancy decorations, or a giant Christmas tree or even loads of gifts under the tree. But what we do have is our family together celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, serving & loving people, making incredible memories, and sharing the truth of the Gospel with those who have not heard. I can't imagine being anywhere other than right in the will of God.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. ~Isaiah 9:6-7

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Salvation is Here!

This kid accepted Jesus into his heart & his life has been transformed! We are so excited for this mighty young man of God and all he is going to do for the Kingdom of God. 

We love you Stephen Tate Harper!!! 

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. ~Romans 6:4

Friday, December 19, 2014

22 years AGO...

If you had told me 22 years ago that I would be married to the love of my life, wrangling 9 kids, adopting special needs littles, and moving across the world to reach the unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ I would have said, "Shut the front door!" or " WHAT-Evvver!" or " Are you insane" Ha! But 22 years later I can say that I can't imagine living a life any different then the one God has taken us on. I am so thankful for the way God has grown us closer to Him and closer to one another, how He has been our strength an joy in rough times, our comforter in sad times, and a constant reminder that He is our Hope. We are beyond excited about where He is leading our family next. I can't imagine doing this earthly life with anyone else. I love you Babe!

Happy Anniversary!

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saying Goodbye...

83 days after our arrival here in Kailua Kona, we are taking the next step and heading to Northern Uganda for 10 weeks of outreach with our amazing team!

This past 12 weeks at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) discipleship training has been so much more than we ever imagined it would be. Living in community day in and day out builds deep, close relationships & this is our new family. We had no idea it would be so hard to say goodbye after only 12 weeks. Our trailblazers family is amazing & we love each and every one of them. Every person has impacted and inspired us in so many ways and we will forever hold the memories from these weeks in our hearts. The staff are all amazing leaders who love their students fiercely. Thank you for all you have done & for loving our family so well. You will ALL be etched into our hearts forever & we pray that one day we will meet again around the globe.

Week 1 
Thanksgiving 2014
Fun at the Natural Farm
Outreach Fun
Charlie & his Lulu
More Outreach Fun!
Thanksgiving Day 2014
Foundations School ~ Sept. 2014
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another
~ Proverbs 27:17

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Happy 17th Birthday Sydnie!

17! Seventeen!!! SEVENTEEN!!!!

This mama seriously can't believe that 17 years ago today you came into the world sunny-side up, dimples, screaming & almost without the doctor! You have been on a mission since you came into this world! We are SO proud of the young women of God that you are growing into and so excited for what God is going to do in and through you. Thank you for your servant heart, for loving your family so fiercely and for always bringing things back into perspective around here. We love you like crazy!!!

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." ~Jeremiah 1:5

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Eleven. 11 ~ Happy 11th Birthday Tate!

Happy Birthday Tate!

Dude you are Swag! We are SO glad that God placed you right in the middle of our family. Without you it would be boring, and uneventful:) We love your fun-loving personality and your huge heart. We love how you take things apart, examine things & ask WHY until we have no more answers. Thank goodness for google. You are such a mighty young man of God & we are so proud of you! Thank you for making our family a little cooler, a little louder & little weirder!!

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ~1 Tim 4:12