A Message From Josie-Tatum's Mama

In November, I led our church in adoption/orphan awareness activities. Josie-Tatum watched intently as I previewed videos and brochures. She was moved to find out how she could help with questions like, "Mama, what can we do to help orphans?" and "Mama, where can we go to help orphans?"

As I sought to encourage her compassion, a door was opened for us to join Servant's House Ministries on a trip to South Africa in July. This is Josie-Tatum's story, her opportunity to share with you what the LORD speaks to her.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Almost Ready to Go

This is me. We were getting ready to go to a meeting where we packed more glitter, trucks, mostly Happy Meal toys, model clay, some beads, math books, and life jackets. We are all packed now and ready to leave on Saturday!!!!! So, please be praying for us to have a safe trip and a safe trip back to Blackshear. Please pray for the orphans. God is God!

At the beginning we needed $6,000 and God has gave us $2,130 more than we needed. So, we will be sponsoring two orphans to go to school. The rest of the money will be for buying clothes and shoes for the orphans. God is good!

This is a little girl named Faith and she is in the pink. Her mom and dad has died. So this is Faith's grandma and her brother and sister she has more brothers and sisters to. Our group will be helping her go to school.

Like my new hairdo?


  1. So proud of you JT. Can't wait to read about your trip. Know that all of us are praying for you.

  2. Your hair is pretty. My mom and me are praying for your safe trip. Your friend Zoe.

  3. Praying for you and your Mom, JT

  4. Hi Josie-Tatum!
    I'll pray for you and your Momma while you are on your trip to help the orphans. I'm so very proud of you for doing work for Jesus. I'll pray for great health and safety for you sweetie.:)
    Love you to,
    Miss Holly and Anna girl (Bethany Momma)

  5. Hi Josie!

    You must be so excited for your big trip. You will be in my prayers for a wonderful, fun, and safe trip. I also love your new hairdo.

    God Bless!
    Reena in Rhode Island-- mom to another Josie

  6. JT!! I can't believe you are about to leave. We will pray for you and your mama everyday and for the orphans that you'll be helping. I wish I could go, too! Please don't forget to kiss some of them for me. We love you!
    The Tolberts

  7. JT... praying that you will bless someone with all the love you are offering. Will be praying for you and your mom!

  8. Have a great trip Josie-Tatum, you are such an inspiration to all of us! Love your cute new haircut!!

  9. We'll be praying for you and your mom and the mission group, as well as the kids you will be helping!

    Lots of love from Illinois,
    Lisa S & Abby

  10. Praying that you have a wonderful trip. Love your hair.

  11. Bree from NC wishing you the best on your trip. My prayers are with you and those you are serving. My heart goes with you.

  12. Josie-Tatum,

    You are beautiful! What a cool thing the call the LORD has on you at such a young age! Go shine for Jesus!

  13. Wow........... It probably seems like a dream. Off to Africa. What an awesome thing God is doing. We are so proud of you. My wife and I brought home a little two year old boy from Vietnam last year. We are waiting now to bring home a ten year old boy from China. God has such a love for orphans and He has proven it by all of the blessings He has given you and your mom. We are going to tell our grandsons about your blog so they can follow along. God will keep on blessing you every day - He sure is GOOD.

    ken & twilla