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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gifts for Africa

Guess what....we got some extra money for our mission trip. I was sooo glad. We spent 4 hours on shopping for the 5 orphans on the base, the kids that live there, and the women. We are still looking for gifts for the men. The 5 orphans got a personal toy and an outfit. The kids that live on the base got a toy. The women got little reed diffusers. It was soooo much fun!

We have 2 suitcases full of stuff for the orphans and school supplies. If you live close by you could send some school supplies to support the mission trip.

Just 8 more days until we live. HURRAY!!!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

If You Live Near

And...would like a home made pecan pie for only $10, please give me a call or send me an email. rbmattox@bellsouth.net We were going to have a bake sale this evening and tomorrow. The short story is...now we can't. And, there were some special people who had already done some baking for us. So, I have two DELICIOUS because I've eaten her pies many times pecan pies that have recently come out of the oven ready to sell. I'd even use the "Handsome Navy Son" Delivery Service and send them to you if you you live near by. I also have TWO dozen home made chocolate chip cookies, and TWO dozen oatmeal butterscotch cookies. I'll see those for $5 a dozen. And, to my friend Julie, I'm making some children happy with those beautiful sugar cookies you made. I'm so sorry you worked hard...and now we're not able to use them the way we had planned. Let me know if you're interested today, Friday....since we'll be leaving for Athens later tonight. Smiles...... Robbie

Monday, March 21, 2011

In Honor of Our Gymnast

Josie-Tatum is off to sweet dreams!


And, her mama has taken over her blog.

In honor of her gold, silver, and bronze medals of the weekend, when she also made the state gymnastics team, would you consider a small donation to help her fulfill her dream of returning to South Africa to work with orphans?

Click the donate button and tell her how proud you are!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pancake Breakfast

Would you like to come to the pancake breakfast? It will raise money for us to go to South Africa this summer. We would like your help.

It will be held at Applebee's in Waycross.
March 19.
8:00 to 10:00 am.
Tickets are $8 each.

If you want to purchase a ticket email Robbie or mama at rbmattox@bellsouth.net So if you want to help out with South Africa come to Applebee's.

Take Care! Josie-Tatum

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our 2011 Mission

Did you know they're 147 million orphans in the world? Did you know about every 18 sec. a child becomes an orphan? That is just sad. Don't you think? They're are some ways you can help, #1: adopt, #2: sponsor, and #3: pray. Do you think you could do that? I do.

Now about South Africa. Did you know they are building a home? They call it the ''Lighthouse.'' 5 children are going to live there. Their names are Faith, Solomon, Shandukani, Adi, and Zhuavudi. They live now in caravans.

Guess what....I'm going to South Africa this summer because I felt like God called me and Mom. Three other people are coming, Moose(my cousin). He's ssssooo funny! He's going to work so well with teh children. I can't wait! Don't worry. We'll send pictures. I won't be the only kid. My friend and her mom are coming with us. We're going to have a blast. We're going to work in the mission school. We'll feed the children. We may give them clothes. I want to play with the orphans on the base, Faith, Solomon, Shandukani, Adi, and Zhuavudi.

Would you like to help? What can you do?