Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Upcoming Events!!!

Grace Evangelical is having a picnic.
May 17th at Hilltop Park in Smyrna
Starting at 1:00.

Grace Evangelical, an Ethiopian Church, is having a church picnic, and has invited any families who have adopted from Ethiopia.  All food will be provided, mostly Ethiopian food but there will also be American dishes, and there will also be music and games.  This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the Ethiopian families that live in the Middle Tennessee area.

May 17, starting at 1pm at Hilltop Park in Smyrna.

Sounds Game!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Believers Chapel-- This Sunday!

Thank you, Jeanine Joyner for sharing an opportunity with us to hear your friend-- 

Ermiad Asale 

He will speaking  this Sunday night, May 4th at Believers Chapel in Murfreesboro at 6:00.
Ermias is from the Wolaita region of Ethiopia (just like our youngest daughter) and currently in college in Kenya.  He recently got approval from the Ethiopian government to form an NGO which will benefit the people of Wolaita, serving the poorest of the poor.  He is an incredible godly young man and will be speaking on "The Power of Vision."  I would love for many to attend and be blessed!  

Here is a link to the Facebook event page:

Thank you!

Jeanine Joyner

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Short family, for hosting our 
Fellowship 686
Join us for sweet treats 
and a 
Hot Cocoa Bar.
Open House 
Saturday, DECEMBER 7
We will also be highlighting cuisine for you to Sample from the countries of three non profits we work with.
We look forward to sharing them with you this Christmas season!
Please RSVP by DEC 1

Contact: April 615.887.4610 or
When you RSVP please tell us the number of adults and children attending

** Families will also have the opportunity while at the party to fill a Blessing Bag for children in Ethiopia. (participation is
optional) This project is part of Ordinary Heros Blessing bag project and something our family hosts in our home all through
out the year. 

PLEASE email April and she will provide their address and directions. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there! 
It's been a long time since we've been all together. 
Let's celebrate the season BLESSING others and exalting our LORD together  !! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

147 Million Orphans FORMULA and DIAPER Drive!

 has a team next month headed to  Masindi, Uganda.  
They will be working with the children at Family Spirit Children's Home, an orphanage and school, ranging from age 5 to 15.   
They will be loving them, playing (VBS with crafts, reading Bible stories and singing) with them and building relationships!  
They will also have the privilege to finish the girls dormitory, showers and restrooms, by replacing mattresses and providing new sheets, so everyone will have REAL beds!  This team will also seve at Sangaalo, a baby’s home in Jinja for the last half of their trip.  
Both of these orphanages have specific needs that we are requesting help in providing.  We need 100 sheet sets for Masindi and formula and cloth diapers for Jinja.  
Would you help us meet these needs?  
You can mail or drop off your donations to 315 Wilson Pike, Brentwood TN 37027.  Online donations are also great!  
Just go to and click FOUNDATION. 
 Please put UGANDA in the comments line of your donation.  
Thank you for partnering with us!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wonderful Mission Opportunity for KIDS!

Hello, My name is April Short, My family and I live in the Franklin area and wanted to let you know about a summer project that is happening at our Home.

We enjoy outreach projects. Our favorite type of outreach project is helping orphans around the world.  With our youngest  adopted from Ethiopia we have  partnered with Ordinary Hero a local non-profit.

Ordinary Hero  sends several teams to Ethiopia every Summer. While there, the teams hand-out Blessing Bags to the children.

Our family  is hosting a Blessing Bags party . Our prayer is to fill as many blessing bags as we can. So that the 5 mission trip teams have Blessing Bags to hand-out to the Children in Ethiopia this summer.

In order to make that happen,we are in need of a few items to fill the blessing bags.
Pants and shirts in all sizes (can be gently used), New socks,new underwear (all sizes)
small toys ( small car,ball,doll) and toothbrushes.

Families will be gathering to stuff these bags on May 31st, June 6th and July 9th at our home in the mid afternoon.   If your family is able to donate items toward this project or if you would like to come and help fill the Blessing bags.  Please email me

Our family thanks you for helping bless these kids and Ordinary Hero.

April Short

My Mission: To home educate my sons in a way that will encourage and guide them as they discover the path God has planned for them and to serve others (in my community and orphans) as God gives me opportunity to be His hands and feet.


Friday, March 29, 2013


Don't miss these upcoming events in Nashville! 

Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit
In Nashville at Brentwood Baptist Church
Be sure to sign up for the Multi Racial Family Breakout Session
 @ 11:00 on Thursday, May 2

to hear real testimonies of the victories and challenges of multi racial adoption from some of our very own Fellowship 686