Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our Directors Part Deux | Jenny Burman

Last week, we introduced you to Katie Hurst (click here if you missed it).  And this week, we are introducing you to our newest addition, Jenny!  We are so excited to welcome her as a part of our crazy bunch.

Jenny Burman is our wonderfully organized gal, who, God bless her, helps us with anything math related.  Basically, we prayed that God would bring us (Katie & Kelly) someone that could do everything we could not seem to "get".  Kid you not, she called me out of the blue, exactly one day after we talked about needing someone.  So we met...  We knew within the first 20 minutes of talking to her that she was the perfect fit to the puzzle. Not only that, she loves being creative and loves working for the adoption cause.   Now you won't necessarily see her on the blog, but she does A LOT in helping us prep for a 501c3 status and other business needs.  So here are a few little things to help you get to know her!

Jenny met Chris Burman, an Electrical Manufacturer Rep (sorry, not the famous ESPN announcer :-) ), in high school and have been happily married for 8 years!  [Everybody say "awwww!"]  Completing their adorable family are their two boys, Colter, 6, Tyce, 3 and their beautiful daughter, Brynna, 15 months.  The enjoy life making their home in the Zeeland area.

Hudsonville Reformed Church   [One of the churches that inspired us to encourage church's to engage their members in "orphan care".]

Fav Verse   
 "Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God."  Colossians 1:10

What inspires you to help waiting families and waiting children? 
I know the special love that can only be found between a parent and a child, and I am called by God to assist in spreading that type of love.  One of those ways is through the adoption process.
What is your favorite way to be creative?  
I love to craft and build.  I love making anything for my family or anyone else that helps the "house" feel more like a "home".  Whether it's burlap and mason jars or nail guns and hammers, I love it.  Hand tools are not just for men!

Reality Check!
  I like to put applesauce on top of my cottage cheese?  LOL While working as a bank teller in 2005 and while 8 1/2 months pregnant, I was robbed!!  By a 75 year old man that threatened to have a gun and a bomb.  I can laugh about it now, but it was definitely a scary/strange day!   

Thank you Jenny for joining the team and letting share a bit of who you are! 

*NEXT WEEK*  We are going take one week off from director interviews.  Not because it has to be about myself ;-P   BUT because I am so eager to share some of the adoption stories and testimonies we have to share, and I'm sure excited to hear about them, too.
*Special Notes*   
 We heard from the Kruse family this week (we had a fundraiser for them in January).  Kristi informed us of the great news that the money that was raised helped them be able to get their home study done!  Praise the Lord and thank you to those that gave.  We will continue to update you about their process as we hear news.  You can also follow their adoption journey on their blog Krusin' to Adoption (click here).


p.s.  I am trying my hardest to figure out why the blog continues to make the published text different sizes... trust me, it is not what it looks like on my draft!  

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