Thursday, July 25, 2013

So Humbled

Update: had someone that knew raffle was over but still wanted to donate.
$5600 raised! 

We need $6,000 in a week..$5500 was raised! Wow!!!  

Justin and I are so humbled. When we started this journey money was one of our big concerns.. I mean $30k sounded like a lot of money.. That is more than I make in a year. How in the world were we going to come up with that kind of money right?!?! Well we thought.... who are we to put God in a box... we knew that God had called us to adopt and called us to adopt from Africa. So who were we to tell him no becasue of the fear of money. So we stepped out of our comfort zone and put  all our Faith and trust in him..
God has carried is the whole way... It's been a long journey. I had adopting moms tell me that this will be a journey where my Faith would be tested! At that time,in the beginning, I thought I knew what  they were talking about.... I had NO CLUE..
I'm telling you the devil was out to Kill,steal, and destroy our family. He put so many obstacles  in our way. We had friendships vanish, my health decline for a long period of time, we moved, lots of unexpected Financial burdens and the list goes on and on. 

My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all. But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind. People like that, unable to make up their minds and undecided in all they do, must not think that they will receive anything from the Lord. (James 1:2-8 GNB)

Man did We pray for wisdom! 

"for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. (James 1:3)

Our endurance has gotten much stronger.. We feel/know that with God all things are possible.....

Jesus looked straight at them and said, “There are some things that people cannot do, but God can do anything.” (Matthew 19:26)

Now that  I talked about all the trails.... I do not want to leave out the blessings.... Our faith is stronger than it has ever been, we love the challenge of getting out of our comfort zone and seeking God... We sometimes tell him he is crazy.. But we follow him anyways.. 

We have been blessed with amazing friends and family(you know who you are)that have been by our sides this whole journey encouraging us and never discouraging us . 
We have meet so many people that share our hearts and passions. 
There are people that we have never meet that have showed us amazing 
Support and love.. It's surprising to find out that sometimes the people you thought would be by your side aren't and   That people you never meet come to the rescue. 

Our children have got to see God in action.. Now talk about a child like faith... I pray my faith be as strong as theirs.... I love that God is in their everyday language. If a problem arises they know to pray about it. Their prayers and trust in Jesus blow me away! 

We want to thank each and everyone of you for all that you have blessed us with! Thank you for your prayers(keep them coming), emotional support, financial support, and the love you have poured out for us. 


Justin, Autumn, 
Jaxon, Aubrey, and Aboss

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's Time!! We need your help!!

$1000 left to raise! God is so good!! 2 hours left!! 

Update: 07/22/2013
$3780 left to raise!! Ends tomorrow at midnight!! Nothing like having to rely on FAITH and FAITH alone, because HE is the only one that can make this happen! 

  We are still waiting for a visa interview. We are still requesting July 29th but not sure they will grant us that. It could be August 4th. Depending on when they set our Visa appoint will determine if we will be in attendance. Booking last minute flights is way out of our budget. We have faith the God will work out all these details. 
Right now we need prayer for a visa interview! Please pray that one is set ASAP. 
Then once it is set... Pray for an approval!!!! I am claiming in Jesus' name that it is already done. He WILL get approved! 

Here is a new pic I got yesterday! 
Ready for his cuteness to come enjoy the summer with us before school starts. 

Hey guys! Well I have some awesome news and some overwhelming news!
Awesome  news first!!
Its time to pick up Aboss! 

overwhelming news... we still need $5954 in order to do that! 

We are picking up his visa Packet today! Asking for Visa interview for July 29th.

Normally you wait until visa interview is given an approval and visa is printed to go pick them up.. So this  would mean if all goes well we would be picking him up around August 4th.

Well right now there has been a lot of cases go into "review" at the visa stage... Which then in turn is taking about another 60-90 days to complete. 

Our agency called me yesterday and said that it seems that the reason these cases are going into review is because the families are not there at the Visa interview! No one knows for sure. We have to make a decision  wether or not to go to the Visa interview which would mean that we will need to fly out July 27th. Only a week and half away!!

The only risk is that there is a chance it could still go into "review".. Things have been so shaking there lately. 

We are talking to our agency today about what to do!

Please pray for guidance and peace about what Justin and I should do. The risk being we could get there. Get denied or put into review and having to take Aboss back to the orphanage and leave Africa with out him. I'm not sure my heart can take that.

Also please pray for the Financial burden we need to come up with in less than a week if God is telling us we need to be there. 

I am going to throw together yet another fundraiser. Like I mention we still need $5459 to make this all happen. Flights are crazy expensive and with is moving to Texas fees have gone up:( 

We will have a raffle for your choice or either a mini IPad or electric scooter..
Your choice.. We will ship it to your house. 
Details below. 

Fundraising has been the biggest downer for me. It's something that I struggle with.. I hate asking for $. With that said I have to trust that God will provide. 

I'll keep you updated! Thanks you guys for your support! I'm beyond ready for this all to be over and Aboss to be here!! With out you guys and The Lord there is NO way we could get through this. This journey has been so hard... Yet such a blessing!! 

God bless each and every one of you,
Love, The Deason's 
Miss this little guy!
                    Raffle Details
Raffle will be for your choice of a Mini IPad or electric scooter. 


We only have a week.. I will keep everyone updated!
Raffle will end July 24th at midnight! Winner will be drawn July 25th at 10am I will use to pick winner. 

You may purchase tickets by using PayPal

*There is a link on our blog where you can purchase tickets... Click on donate button..  You will have to click web version at the bottom of your screen to see it if you are on your phone.*

Or send check to 
1317 Edna Street
Commerce, Tx 75428

I will post daily the amount still needed! 

Love you All! 

Electric scooter 


Your choice! Item will be mailed to your house. 

New item added:
Custom made Rag rug by LeAnne Penny

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jaxon's Child like Faith

My son Jaxon has been wanting to go to Africa ever since we started our adoption process. Justin and I chose not to take our kids with us on the first trip to meet Aboss for a couple of different reasons. One being that flights are so expensive we just could not afford it.. Second being  we wanted to give Aboss extra love while we were there and him be our main focus at this time.
We skyped with the kids several times while there and they got to "meet" their new brother. They were always all smiles!! Not really sure what to say to each other :) but you could see the excitement. Before our trip I let the kids record A video for Aboss to watch! They practiced saying "I love you " in Twi( his language). Aboss watched those videos over and over and over! His eyes would get so big and a smile from ear to ear when they said "mendo".."I love you"

They can Not wait to meet their brother.. Jaxon has been begging me to go back with me to get him... Aubrey not so much just because she can barely make it on a 30 min car ride.. She would never make it.. Plus she told me if Jaxon goes she will get to have lots of Daddy time all to her self :)

Justin and I kept telling Jaxon that we can't afford for him to go.. I am just going because we can't afford for Justin and I to go...

Well Jaxon came to me the other day and said that he wanted to earn money to go to Africa and he would put all his savings toward it. He has started chores and does them happily... I told him I would give him $10 a week.. Which will not come anywhere close to what he needs to go. So he told me he wanted  ask our neighbors if he could mow their lawn. He has been think of every way to earn money. 
He said mom I have been praying that I can go! He really believes that God will provide a way. 
Well buddy mommy is going to pray for that too! So we are stepping out of Faith that God will provide. Tomorrow we have an appointment in Dallas to gets his passport. 

We are stepping out on faith that not only will God provide financially HE will also allow all the "paperwork" a yellow fever )which is another story in its self as when he found out he had to get shot he didn't think he could go ... He spent a day struggling with that fact butthen  came to me and said that he could do it!!) to be completed before we have to leave.  We are looking at going probably in 3-5 weeks. So not much time to raise $2000

If you feel it in your heart to give to "Jaxon's Africa Fund" let me know. He will be so thankful! 


But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6 NIV)

He can receive donations by my pay pal at   ...  comment Jaxon's Africa Fund

Or by check to 

1317 Edna Street
Commerce, Tx 75428