Monday, April 27, 2009

Count Your Blessings

Last evening one of the preachers we support, Dana Whistler, was in town and talked to us about his work in Belize. He showed us a few slides of the brethren there and told us about the lives of some of them. One couple was shown with their new home with big smiles on their faces. Their new home was 20ft x 24ft. He talked to us further about how we view what we need in life. There, electricity is not always viewed as a need. Their needs are simply food, shelter and clothing. How humbling that is. We all have so much in America. Sacred Selections offers us a chance to give to a true need. A child needs a family that will raise it in the Lord. Let’s do our part.

For more information about how you can be a part of the Sacred Selections Bartlett Fundraiser which will take place June 5th and 6th, send an email to or call Rod and Lisa Waterman at 901-380-0819. You may also send a donation directly to Rod and Lisa at 3865 Windy Trail Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135. Make checks out to "Sacred Selections."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Awesome Auction!

We’re getting ready for the auction to benefit Sacred Selections on June 5th. Mason Harris has volunteered to be our auctioneer once again. It promises to be a fun night!

Our sweet Grace (11 years old) has been busy knitting again. She knitted scarves for our auction last year and now she has made an afghan for this year’s auction. Grace has been so enthusiastic in her support of helping the babies that Miss Judy, who used to live next door to Grace, has gotten involved too. This is a beautiful blue/green afghan that Grace has made for us. It will keep someone warm and cozy next winter.

Her friend, Miss Judy made this beautiful white baby blanket. It is absolutely exquisite and will become a very special heirloom for some sweet baby!

Do you have something that you would like to donate to the auction? You may contact Lisa at Last year we had everything from a Red Velvet Cake to a ride in a Fedex flight simulator.

Save the date and make plans to join us on June 5th for a Memphis Barbeque Feast and an auction of wonderful items. All of this supports our cause: Helping babies find Christian homes!

Monday, April 13, 2009

How Did We Get Involved in Sacred Selections?

In early 2008, a group of Christians in Bartlett, TN were discussing the importance of adoption and that a major hurdle for many young couples is the cost involved to complete an adoption. One friend had recently attended the Florida College lectures and had become reacquainted with Dana Carozza and her work with Sacred Selections.

After contacting the Carozzas and learning more about the foundation, how it is operated and the great work they are accomplishing, it was clear that Sacred Selections provides a unique opportunity for Christians to get involved in promoting and supporting adoption as an alternative to abortion while helping young couples with the expense of adoption. After calling upon family and friends for ideas and support, a plan was developed to bring this great opportunity to more people.

The first fund raising weekend for Sacred Selections was held in June of that year. The fun began on Friday night with a barbecue dinner, homemade desserts, and an auction of donated items from generous local businesses and fabulous friends. Early the next morning middle school and high school students served a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s restaurant. That afternoon a golf tournament was held at beautiful Quail Ridge Golf Course. When everything was tallied the friends from the Bartlett area had raised $17,000 – enough money to help TWO Christian families reach their dreams and adopt TWO babies.

Join us June 5th & 6th, 2009 for the 2nd Annual Bartlett Benefit for Sacred Selections. Working and having fun together we can make more dreams come true for more babies and their adoptive families.

Monday, April 6, 2009

What is Sacred Selections?

The mission of Sacred Selections is to financially assist Christian couples whose hearts and homes are open to loving and raising a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

The dream of parenting does not have to be constrained by limited financial resources. The foundation, its board, and many generous donors are committed to using the blessings we’ve received to assist in the wonderful effort of creating a Christian homes and families.

How Did It All Begin?

In 1992 David and Dana Carozza started what would eventually become a chain of medical laboratories called THE LAB. During this time Dana became aware of a significant number of young women coming into THE LAB for pregnancy tests. Many were interested in documenting the results for the purpose of having abortions. Because of privacy laws Dana was not allowed to talk to them about anything regarding their pregnancies or their alternatives. This weighed on Dana and David and they prayed for an answer. At Dana’s prompting a brochure, “Adoption is an Option”, was designed by a local adoption facilitation service and placed in the laboratory patient service centers. This silent protest to the abomination of abortion reached many.

Next week: How did we become involved in Sacred Selections?

**Don't forget to mail your tax-deductible donation made out to "Sacred Selections" to Rod and Lisa Waterman at 3865 Windy Trail Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135. Also, check out the Sacred Selections website: We'll be posting more info soon on this blog regarding how to get your tickets to the June benefit in Bartlett. If you have any questions, email us at**