Thanksgiving is here and Christmas is just around the corner! This has been an amazing year, one in which were truly blessed by caring friends and family.
If you haven't heard, our family has grown by one this year. We are officially in the process of adopting again. Little Jozie (3 years old) has been with us for three months now, and we expect our adoption to be complete by March of next year. We continue to find our way with each other - nothing spices up the home front like a 3-year-old. It has been a wonderful and eventful journey already. We are again amazed by how God creates families, by His design, in His timing, for His purposes, and maybe most of all, to display His great love.
A week prior to Jozie moving in, Trevor moved out! He's at San Diego State University and participating in the Navy ROTC unit there. He is doing well and loving San Diego, especially the Navy. We'll be seeing him for Christmas, and look forward to that! We are so thankful and proud of the young man he has become.
The girls in the middle, Charlotte (9) and Norah (5), are doing very well. They are learning about having a little sister, and love her dearly. They are both doing well in school, enjoying ballet (as is Jozie) and are as beautiful and precious as ever.
Our ministry with World Orphans continues to encourage and challenge us. It has been a great year there too, so much has been done - but so much remains. We've been very intentional this year about trying to tell our story to more people. We held our first annual benefit earlier this month where we got to share with 88 of our close friends the exciting ministry happening at churches around the world. We're so grateful that many of you were able to attend!
As this year ends, through our "Home for the Holidays" campaign, World Orphans is asking people to host an orphan awareness event between November 20th (International Day of the Child) and New Year's Day. The idea is simple: Every year, millions of children around the world share a single holiday wish. Instead of hoping for the latest toy or most popular game, these children long for something more meaningful - a home. Hosting a "Home for the Holidays" party is a fun and easy way share about helping orphans with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. World Orphans provides all of the materials you need (invitations, talking points, recipe ideas, etc.) Your "Home for the Holidays" party can be a simple dessert or a themed night centering on a specific country.
As our closest friends and family, will you consider hosting a "Home for the Holidays" party? Food, fellowship, and fun with your friends - while helping keep orphans in families. Debbie and I would love to attend and help with the details - especially the story telling. Please let us know if we can help you host a "Home for the Holidays" party.
Thank you for your continued encouragement and support.
Blessings to you and yours,
The Vair Family
Scott & Debbie
Trevor, Charlotte, Norah, & Jozie