Wednesday, January 2, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

We want to wish all of you a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year 2008. As we celebrated this New Years Eve, it was so surreal to think back to last year's celebration of welcoming in 2007 and be able so say that we honestly had no idea that we would have traveled this amazing journey to Ethiopia and that we would have three more children by this years celebration of 2008. What a difference a year makes. What an amazing God we serve. He really took us on the most amazing adventure we have ever experienced yet. We are so excited and praying for the Lord to continue to do HIS work in us and use us for HIS glory in this new year. We have several very exciting things on our prayer list in 2008 that we hope to be sharing with you as you join us on this journey through our blog.

Please leave us comments so we know you are with us. Just click the comment line at the bottom of the post and you can click on anonymous and leave your name and email. You don't have to have a gmail account. Thank you to all of you who are following along, we are truly blessed.

May God richly bless you and call you into His presence like never before!

22 comments:

Holly said...

Thank you for sharing your journey and passion.
I enjoy your blog!
Blessings,
Holly in NC

Anonymous said...

Hey Eileen! Carla here. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know that you are busy getting ready for your trip, when you get back I would love to see you and catch up. Also, see your beautiful children again. You and your family are in my prayers and I pray this benefit will be a huge success. I am excited to here what God is doing in your life right now. Nothing here, just waiting for funds to move forward. Miss you, sister!!!!!

Renee said...

I adore reading about your precious family.

Your faith is inspiring!

Happy New Year!!!

the albertsons said...

HI there!
Happy New Year!
Thanks for your encouragement. We're still waiting, but I'm praying without ceasing throughout the day and listening to the best praise music with my kids all day long. So, this wait period has brought us closer to our Father. Although it's painful at times, it's the goal, right? To bring glory to God alone. That's pretty great!
Thanks for your prayers!
becca :)

Natalie Fournet said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

I continue to be encouraged by your journey. The Lord has richly blessed us with "introducing" us to His community in the blog world!!

Natalie

Dena said...

i check your blog everyday, and finally have my own, thought i should come out of the dark and stop being a blogger stalker. you guys are such an inspiration to us. love you guys.

Jeff and Meredith said...

We love reading about your precious family, we watch as God moves in your lives and it makes us even more excited to start our family! We can't wait to meet you sometime soon!
Jeff and Meredith Morgan

keelstar said...

I am now a faithful reader of your blog! Your family is amazing and such an inspiration! I love to see God at work through you all! Blessings, Keely

Anonymous said...

Hey,
Just wanted to say I have loved reading every word of your blog. It is such a blessing and testimony. And Mrs. Mestas, you go girl!

NCLighthousekeeper said...

Hey there, sista! I'm buckling my seat belt!!!
Love you! Have a wonderful trip, and I'll talk to you soon.
<><
B

NENE said...

Happy New Year Jerry, Eileen and large family. We are praying for you that God continues to do his work in you and in us. Love, Louis

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys - Thanks for the Southern Hospitality. We enjoyed our visit and meeting our newest nieces and nephew, they are beautiful and precious and were so much fun to love and play with. Chuck and I are still trying to recuperate from whatever got us up there but are ready for a wonderful 2008 and are happy to say "God is in control!" Have a safe trip. We love you,Cyndee and Chuck

Joy said...

We are following you and continue to be challenged and inspired by your continuous "God story". Blessings this New year!
Joy in AZ

Anonymous said...

It's been such a joy to follow along on your blog. I check it all the time! Thanks!

Elizabeth Daming

Scarlett_333 said...

Happy New Year!

I love reading your blog, and Ellie's!

Nikki

GrammaJelly said...

I check your blog often and I love reading about your precious family. You are an amazing family...love you all...Beth's mom

Paul and Deedra said...

Happy New Year! I just watched your slide show of the day you met your children and am sitting here crying at God's goodness!!! It is such an encouragement to hear others' stories and to reflect on God's faithfulness to His children. Blessings to you as you continue your journey throughout 2008!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Thank you for sharing Christ boldly in your life and in your blog!
I have so enjoyed getting to konw your family through your blog and look forward to the day that I am able to share my ET kiddos and travel experience on my blog!
Blessings to your beautiful family!Kristy

Anonymous said...

I love reading about your story. Can you tell me how you were able to adopt such young age children at your age. When I go to your agency's site it would indicate that at your age (and mine too) that you would not be able to adopt a child under the age of 7.

Angela said...

following along...and praying as i go...
Love,
Angela

Eileen and Jerry Mestas said...

Response to the question "How did you get children under 7 year at your age?" This is one of the many miracles of our adoption journey. According to many, we do not qualify for babies because of our ages. BUT GOD DECIDES WHO, HOW, WHEN AND WHERE HE PLACES THE ORPHANS IN THIER FAMILIES!!!!JOB 42
"...NO PLAN OF YOURS CAN BE THWARTED.."

IN HIS TIMING & CARE EILEEN

Anonymous said...

We just adopted a son, Shoa, from Kolfe in February, as well as his biological sister. These children are wonderful and we feel so blessed to have them in our lives and our family (we have 4 children now). While at Kolfe, we bought a computer for the Director of Kolfe, and he asked if we could spread the word to get more computers for the boys of Kolfe to learn on. --Rebecca Bliss