Saturday, February 6, 2010

Four Months Celebrating and Coffee Giveaway WINNER!!!!


It has been four months since we have been done with our paperwork (those that have adopted know that's a HUGE relief!). It has been four months since the paperwork left our home and went into our agency's hands. It has been four months since our paperwork has been registered in Ethiopia and we await the referral of twins.

This four months has FLOWN! With home schooling five and being super mom (ok, I am LITERALLY rolling on the floor laughing as I typed that...which is a trick in itself) I can't believe we're already at the four month mark. IF we are in the normal range for our agency's wait time, we will most likely see pictures of our twins within the next TWO MONTHS! This is just HUGE!

Thank you all for celebrating with us! Next month, who knows, maybe we'll be giving away an adoption related item celebrating the day we were referred our twins! The day is coming and we will celebrate every milestone God has blessed us with!

AND THE WINNER IS......
Sarah Tucker! Our Sarah drew your name out of a box this morning! Congrats...though the bag of coffee is small, our celebration is big!
I sent you an email Sarah! Congratulations on having your little Ethiopian angel in your arms!

Remember to check our blog next month (around this time). We hope to give away a product supporting "AHOPE", an orphanage for HIV positive children in Ethiopia.

For those of you that have a moment, we would appreciate the continued prayers for our adoption and for a few others that are struggling in their process...

Prayer Requests are listed below....

ADOPTION PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISES!

Praises!!!
God has brought us a long way in this adoption. He’s touched hearts and supplied funds in ways we didn't think possible!

Immediate Adoption Process Prayer Requests
*That the funds pour in like water in a surge of blessing and that God blesses us with the funds to accept the referral and travel when the time comes. Our referral time is coming quickly!
*That God’s hand is on the remaining paperwork and that they proceed with not a glitch, quickly and correctly. These are the papers we will need to accept the referral of our sweet little blessings, the papers to pass court, and the papers to bring them home.
*PLEASE pray we get a court date quickly (when the referral comes) and that we pass 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.
*Please pray we are able to travel quickly after court as well.
*That our twins may be gathered into our family with a quickness blessed by God.
*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 and the choices they will be making. Also, please pray that they come to know Christ and the peace only He can give.
*That God has His hand on this adoption, guiding us, bringing peace, and financially providing.
* That we have peace and not stress, trusting God in every step.

We also pray that hearts are convicted daily to open their families and lives to orphans around the world.

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Also, please join us in prayers for three beautiful Christian families and five sweet children who are facing obstacles above and beyond what a adoption process usually looks like. This used to be four families, but God brought sweet Jubilee home from China just about a week ago. Governments will literally have to move for these older and special needs children to come home. Families are waiting for them and we are SO excited to see God work in these lives and these governments to bring these adoptive blessings home!

Olivia Mame (Ethiopia)-I would like to ask your prayers for a little sweet young girl in Ethiopia named Olivia Mame. There are some very immense road blocks, serious ones, that have to be conquered in order to finish the adoption of this precious young lady.

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. There are also two more beautiful sweet blessings this family is trying to bring home as well. Update: Daniel's case is moving! He still needs these prayers though, they're not done yet!!!

Ronaldo and Julia (Guatemala)-For years 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.
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Something I've been thinking about....
*I want to share something that's been nagging at me. We are giving away the small items as we continue to gather funds. We are NOT using any of the gathered funds for this, but set aside a small amount out of our own paycheck to purchase these items once a month. All items we give away are supporting these little ones in some way AND all items are not expensive, but special. Could this money be used for the adoption? Yes...but we have chosen to do this in order to celebrate and share what God is doing for us. We have chosen to do this to, hopefully, bring more awareness to the little ones in need around the world. We have chosen to do this to, if God wills, bring Him glory and celebrate His AMAZING blessings.

2 comments:

  1. Continued prayers for all. Congratulations, Sarah!

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  2. Congrats to Sarah, and eagerly anticipating with you!!

    BTW, I'm not ignoring you, I *will* write our stories out for the site. . .someday! :)

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