Thursday, February 9, 2012

Join Us....

Your kindness, love and support poured out to us last week when we announced the launch of our ministry to the 163,000,000 orphans and Third world pastors was absolutely overwhelming!

If you missed the post, click right here.  

I wanted to announce that we have an 

The IVO blog will highlight the ministries we partner with, the team who serve with us at IVO, give practical ways to get involved in orphan care, photos, videos, special posts advocating for treasures around the world desperately needing a home and provide updates on the ministry of 
International Voice of the Orphan 
{cause some really, really, 
really sweet things are happening already!}.

I have to tell you guys.  I have been working on the blog and the day before yesterday, much to my shock, I found that we already had a follower.  I literally jumped in surprise!  I found her email through her blog and congratulated her on being our first follower.  I was really tickled....we hadn't even announced that there was a blog yet...and Miss Alisha discovered it on her own.   And Miss Alisha, I'm thinking you ought to consider detective work!

Lastly, occasionally the posts will be cross-posted, but 99.9% of the time the entries on the IVO Blog will be entirely different than the ones shared here at our Place Called Simplicity.

SOOO go ahead - check it out...

by clicking

8 Simply Sweet Words:

  1. I am a follower :) I am so excited about your ministry!

    Hey, in your spare time would you pray for us? We have been chosen for a potential adoptive placement out of state. The child has some BIG needs but we are moving forward until God closes the door. Anyway there is a lot of red tape to deal with not to mention neither his caseworker or ours knows how to deal with it being out of state. Thanks!

  2. Linny! HOW do I sign up to be a part of Elijah's hope? I can't find the application.

  3. How exciting. Can't wait to see what continues to happen with all of this. I firmly believe it's going to be BIG!!! Hugs

  4. HaHa!! I think I was even more surprised to have you be the first follower on my new blog... THEN I was MORE surprised to check my email later only to find that you had contacted me! :)!!! God likes to surprise us both- what a blessing.

    I'm so excited to see all that God is doing already in IVO for His Kingdom. I've had this verse on my heart today: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." -Matthew 25:40

    Wish I could give you a hug! But for now I'm praying blessings upon blessings of His love to you and your family, my sister in Christ :)

  5. So much for just one follower! HA! You'll probably have 1000 by morning!!! Love it!

  6. I can't wait to hear about all the really, really sweet things that are happening!!! We have been praying for our Emmanuel daily, several times daily actually!

  7. Linny - we are so happy about your new ministry IVO - what an awesome way to be the voice for the least of these - Our hearts were forever changed the moment we saw our Philip, then Elijah, and then Sophia. Our hearts are forever broken for the ones left behind.

    janet and gang

  8. Wahoo! We are thrilled for the new ministry and the new blog... and for the fact that Greg and Lou will be heading over with DW and Emma in just a week and a half... maybe when I stop nursing the little one the 2nd oldest and I can join you sometime Linny... WE are praising God for the ministry you have to all of us and so many precious little ones around the world!


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