Saturday, August 29, 2009

Praying for Governments to Move

I think that I'm seeing a theme in so much of the stories of hardship and of triumph that God is bringing to light in my life recently. So many families are waiting for governments to literally move to bring their adopted blessings home. Some have been fighting for years, some for months. Some adoptive families are fighting to bring their special needs children home. Some families are praying and struggling for their older children or babies to come home. Often in the theme of these very special and personal stories, lies the amazing blessing that God has given. Children are ALWAYS a blessing, but also there is a blessing of Christian families with imprints on their heart waiting for children who they've never met, but are every bit their child. These are imprints that may not be of tiny infant feet, but the "stomping in muddle puddle" prints of a seven year old. All these families are in need of tremendous prayer for the movement of red tape, permission of governments in closed countries and the approval of governments that don't see adoption as a blessing. These stories are on my heart. As we pray and petition in our own adoption, I will be praying long and hard for these other families. I can NOT wait to share with you how these governments move, today, tomorrow, next month, or next year. I will be celebrating and singing with these wonderful families. Here are their prayer requests. Please, as you pray for our adoption, commit with me to pray for these five young ones and their four families waiting to embrace them.

Prayer Request One: Olivia Mame (Ethiopia)-I would like to ask your prayers for a little sweet young girl in Ethiopia named Olivia Mame. There are some road blocks, serious ones that have to be conquered in order to finish the adoption of this precious young lady. Please pray hard for her to come home. PLEASE pray for the government to move (which is what HAS to happen). Please pray God's hands are on this young one and this family until they are united. We know God is moving. You can read about Olivia Mame on Sandee's blog at
http://findingolivia.blogspot.com/2009/08/is-this-hardest-thing-ill-ever-do.html

Prayer Request Two: Jubilee (China)- A Christian family is struggling through major hurdles with their international adoption from China. Certain paperwork on this end is taking a long time to process and the Chinese government has withdrawn their approval of this families adoption of this sweet seven year old. Please pray for this family and for the government to approve the appeal of their decision (reversing it). Here is the blog with more information.
http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/2009/08/would-you-please-pray-andor-fast-with.html SHE'S COMING HOME!!! HER MOM IS IN BEIJING WITH HER RIGHT NOW!!!!

Prayer Request Three: Daniel (Liberia)-A little one with hydrocephaly awaits his family. Please pray that Daniel does not deteriorate farther and that people in authority to move this case feel the passion to see this through quickly. Also, please hold up to God this family and Daniel, for their peace and comfort until they are in each others arms. To read more you can read the following blog....
http://smithsoup.blogspot.com/2009/08/leaning-on-everlasting-arms.html

Prayer Request Four: Ronaldo and Julia (Guatemala)-For more time than you can imagine this family has been trying to get their beautiful future children out of Guatemala. Every time it seems close there is another glitch. Please pray with us. Please pray that EVERY problem is resolved and every piece of paper has the perfection only God can give. Please join us in prayer that Ronaldo and Julia come home to their waiting family soon. Also, again, pray for peace and comfort for all until they arrive in each others arms.
To read more about this journey, please see
http://prayingthemhome.blogspot.com/2009/08/boy-brains.html

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Though our requests seem so trivial compared to these stories, please continue to keep our journey in your prayers when you have the opportunity. We feel covered and have found such comfort and peace from God. Thank you for every prayer you've offered up. God is SO astounding and amazing!!!!

Immediate Adoption Process Prayer Requests (Next couple of weeks)
*That God’s hand is on the remaining paperwork and that they proceed with not a glitch, quickly and correctly.
*That God blesses us with the funds to submit the paperwork (dossier) to Ethiopia when the time comes (hopefully within a week).

All Adoption Prayer Requests:
Please Pray…..
*For these little ones God has chosen to place in our family…for their physical and emotional health in a difficult place.
*For their biological family…that God has His hand on them and brings them peace in whatever they must face.
*That God has His hand on this adoption, guiding us, bringing peace, and financially providing. That the funds pour in like water in a surge of blessing.
*Last, though it may seem a bit premature, please specifically pray that once we are referred our little ones, that they come home quickly and pass court the first time (many are starting to have multiple court dates and a LONG wait until travel). The Ethiopian government is being very cautious and caring with their wonderful children though and for that we are so thankful.
*Lastly, that we have peace and not stress, trusting God in every step

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Kat, for your post and most of all for your prayers for Mame!

    Blessings....

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  2. Thank-you SO MUCH for your comment on my blog, and for praying for my kids. God bless you!!
    dawn:)

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  3. Thanks Kat for your comments on my blog, your prayers and for sharing Daniel's need with your readers. Trusting God with your requests too as well as the other children needing God's hand to move on some hearts on their behalf too!
    Blessings,
    Linda

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