Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Not a Prayer Request~A PRAISE~Donna's Family~Adoption


Did you read yesterday's post? I had a prayer request today...a big one for friends.

But SERIOUSLY?!!! It's been ANSWERED!!!! Before the prayer request went out, God answered it.

My friend, basically, has NO fingerprints.

NO JOKE!

Every adoption is a logistical and maze like journey for Donna's family. Two failed attempts at fingerprints before going to different governmental levels...of which they required fingerprints and two failed attempts.

Side note: Once you have been initially accepted as a parent of a child in China (and do not already have your dossier/paperwork there), you have six months to get your dossier together. This doesn't seem like a big deal, but when you have to wait and wait for fingerprints...nightmare.

Yet God worked yet again. She now has the letters in hand that she needed to get AFTER her failed attempt at fingerprints with immigration.

To tell you how big this is, her appointment is Monday for fingerprints...her FIRST appointment. She has yet to have a failed attempt (let alone two) and ALREADY has the letters she needs.

Donna's steps with immigration will be just like ours, straight forward...simple. WOW...

It almost doesn't make sense. It's just so obviously God.

I'm so excited to be able to share with you, not a prayer request, but a praise. Instead of praying for fingerprints, God laid out a different plan.

God is awesome people...AWESOME!!!!

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For those of you that didn't read yesterday's post, please pray for Thomas' physical tomorrow. We've been so focused on recovery after the fire that our health went on the back burner.

Please pray that he can get the needed information and medical VERY quickly. Please also pray the tests come out wonderful!!!

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I'm currently thinking/writing a post on not giving up. I'm weary, satan has hit us repeatedly, but all of us...fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, cannot give up. God is there. God is answering.


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"He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26

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If you have a prayer request, I will be trying to list them at the end of just about EVERY blog. Just comment or email me and I will list them. If you have a private one, just let me know and I will hold it up to God in prayer, but not place it on our blog.

Please let me know any updates or how God answers. God is just so AMAZINGLY cool and a privilege to watch answer!!!

June's Immanent Adoption Prayer Requests:

*Please pray for our medical forms for China, that my husband's tests results are wonderful and that BOTH our medicals are acceptable for China.
*Please pray our dossier continues to come together flawlessly and quickly.
*Please pray that our immigration approval comes quickly and that everything proceeds to China correctly done and with speed we can't imagine.

Our Personal Prayer Requests

*For the waves at my husband's place of business to smooth and calm. For GOD to show him where he can bring GOD the most glory.

*That all paperwork may be quick and without flaw (in only a way the God can do) and both U.S. immigration approves us quickly and the Chinese government.

*For all "hiccups" to be banished and a hedge of protection be surrounding this journey.

*For our tax return and finances to fly that we may get started on our journey at a greater speed and that all finances come together with smoothness and speed. Even with the above blessing, we still need the tax return to come through. We have received partial, but are still waiting for the remainder.

*Please pray for our daughter across the world who faces each night alone, not knowing a family awaits her. Please pray that she feels GOD's presence, GOD's hedge of protection around her, that her heart is prepared and ready for family, and that Jesus fills her heart and helps her to be ready to attach to her family. Also for her biological family and their peace and knowledge of a God that loves them so very much.

*Please pray that GOD protects us from satan's attacks. When you follow GOD, satan always attacks. We have had constant life "storms", thus the verse above.

*Please pray for the drama surrounding a situation not directly effecting us or in our immediate family, but none the less...drama. Please pray for peace surrounding this situation.

*Most importantly, that GOD be brought glory and His will be done in all of this.

Prayers for Our Brothers and Sisters

If you have a prayer request, I will be trying to place them at the end of EVERY blog. Just comment or email me and I will list them. If you have a private one, just let me know and I will hold it up to GOD in prayer, but not place it on our blog.

*Please pray for Eden, a little blessing from Ethiopia, who has a life threatening disorder.

*Please pray for Carrington who just arrived in March from Eastern Europe. She came home at 11lbs and three years old. Update: She is home from the hospital now and doing SO much better, but could still use prayers!

*Please pray for little Selah, Lorraine's daughter, who has hydrocephalus and issues cropping up regarding this.

*Please pray for Judah, a little one from Ethiopia that is on a medical visa here in the United States. He has hydrocephalus and the doctors are evaluating him for treatment that is not available there. GOD is working miracles, can we pray for some more?

*Please pray for my friends Michelle and Amber who both have parents struggling with cancer. Michelle also has an Uncle fighting cancer as well.

*Please pray for Donna and her family as they are starting the adoption process at the same exact time we are and have their preliminary approval as well and are currently completing their dossier.

*Rolando and Julia (Guatemala-It has been over five years.), AND Junior and Diamoh (Liberia) to be able to finally come home to their families and that these countries open to legitimate adoptions.

*Renae-For the continued transition of their sweet family. Their daughter joined their family this year and they are starting the process of another amazing journey to Ethiopia! They need their tax return as well to start this journey!

*Daniel (Liberia) and Jeremiah (Taiwan)- for their continued health issues. GOD's blessings and Hand on them and their families.

*My friend (unnamed, GOD knows)... foster son, his family, and all who will make or influence decisions on his behalf that GOD's will be done in every aspect of his life. Also, currently, for his serious health issues.

*For Eliz and their family as they bring home five beautiful blessings with Down Syndrome.

*Please pray for discernment and clarity for Gena and her family as they seek God's will about a future adoption. Also, please pray for their teen son to come to know CHRIST.

*Please pray for our friend whose daughter Kennedy is having seizures. Please pray that they cease and whatever is causing them never returns.

*Please pray for the Young family~That God would grow them to be the parents their son needs, that the remaining funds would be provided, that their adoption would proceed unhindered, and that their fears would be relieved.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8

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