Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11

Monday, January 7, 2013


As you probably know, we have been working hard to raise money to donate to The James 1:27 Project in order to purchase supplies to build a home for Francesca and her family. We decided to donate what we had earned thus far before the end of the year and then donate the balance when we raised it. Imagine our delight when we discovered after doing our books that... 

we met our goal and actually exceeded it by $1.
{HOW GOOD IS GOD???!!! We are tickled that He made sure there was even an extra dollar for good measure!! Hee hee! }

When we set the goal in the first place, we shared that we didn't know how we could do it...

{excerpts from previous blog posts}
Hello, God, we will do our best to help her out, but you are going to have to work a miracle. There is only so much time in a day for two chicks to accomplish something so big. Please help us to remember that nothing is impossible with You!! Father, light a fire in others to join us to help this woman and her boys.

Building Francesca a home through James 1:27 is a project that is near and dear to our hearts. To be honest, when we started The Orange Bird, we had no idea that God would have us building a house for a lady on the other side of the world in our first 6 months of business...we were thinking small. 

Ephesians 3:20-21
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

God can do IMMEASURABLY more than all we ask or imagine. He has proved that already. We could not have imagined  that the prayers of a woman in Kenya would set in motion a story in which God used 2 housewives half-way around the world to help answer those prayers. 

We are celebrating God's faithfulness and thanking Him for moving in our customers' hearts to come along side us in this work! 

Philippians 2:13...for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. 

It is our hope that, when you use your Orange Bird goodies, you will know that you had a part in building Francesca's house and be reminded of God's faithfulness to each of us! Please join us in thanking God for the privilege of being a part of His good purpose!