Tuesday, April 9, 2013

And People Gave....God MOVED

We have found that when you follow God, you have to put EVERYTHING else aside.  The world (and satan) will scream at you,

"You don't have the funds!"
"Why would God speak to  you?!"

Our Heavenly Father is not about any set order of things....at least not the world's order.  HE sees the future and expects us to step forward without seeing it at times.  Sometimes He gives us a picture and sometimes He says,


If we use the world's standards of following God, we are not trusting that GOD will provide a path, way, finances.  We are playing the control freaks....that I think we all are a little bit (smile).

I'm not saying that it's not normal for us to want to see the future and control pieces of it.  I'm saying that it is NOT ok to do that.

Why am I saying all this?

Because I'm learning....albeit slowly...

Stories have poured in in the last 24 hours....along with funds....

Our FATHER is moving people.  GOD touches hearts, not us.  HE IS SO AMAZING.



Did you catch that?!

In 4 1/2 weeks around $14,700 has been raised to save one precious 9 year old boy that has disappeared into an institution in Eastern Europe. 

People gave

One son is in the arms of Jesus

People gave

We followed God to our 10th child

People gave

No ones heard or seen him in years

People gave

Even his pictures are at least 3-4 years old

People gave

I let humanness kick my rear end.

People gave

"People gave" is not the right phrase.

"God moved" is.

"Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of Glory may come in.
Who is He, this King of Glory?
The Lord Almighty
He is the King of glory." Psalm 24:8-10


Please friends, we ask for your continued prayers for an EARLY appointment date in country (April 15th-17th).  We were informed that they expected a April 22nd date.  We'll have to delay if that is so (due to holidays in this European Nation).  We lost our precious Jonathan, and we need to get to Ben (in this same institution).  Another family is also in the wait with us and needs this date.  Could you please pray for an early date and that it's God's will?  We want God's will ABOVE anything else (and to glorify Him).  HE is the reason we are on this journey.  HE is giving us another gift.


Prayer Requests:

*NEW~ Please pray that we get court QUICKLY, before the the May holidays in country. That it goes smoothly, easily, and without issue.

*That ALL paperwork needed is sped (by God's Will) in country.

*Please pray that God sustains Benjamin.  Please pray that He prepares his heart and Ben dreams of us...knowing us...in ways that wouldn't make sense to the world.  Please pray he attaches and learns to love quicker than we can fathom.

*Please pray for comfort as we continue to mourn Jonathan.

*PLEASE pray that satan's hands are tied.  He does not want us (or anyone) to enter that village. 

*Please pray that the village gates are “figuratively” thrown down and God’s love floods the streets.

Travel Prayer Requests

*Please pray for us to have a connection with the head of the institution.  Our feelings are raw, but we know that they have limited resources and we pray we can make a difference in the lives of these boys.  God has given us a love for the head of the institution and the caregivers.

*Please pray our children here in the U.S. are protected and safe.  Please pray a wall (cement, barbed wire, electric...smile) of protection around them especially while we are apart.  Please pray for my brother and mom as they care for the kids.

*Please pray the trip is smooth.  There are NO issues.  That we are physically SAFE and WELL.  That every blip, every hiccup...is ironed out before us.

*Please pray BOTH trips are quicker than we fathom...a quickness only God can give.



  1. Congratulations... that is so exciting!!!

  2. I am praying and sending something your way. I have to say that I love the wood background but I cant read the majority of your post because of it:( !!! Hugs from The Hartmans!

  3. This is Awesome. I was so surprised to see this today.. Congratulations.God is defiantly good!

  4. PRAISE God!! (((HUGS))) We are praying-praying-praying!! Soon!

  5. Wow.

    God is so amazing.

    I wish I could convince my husband to step out with me in faith.

    You all pray for us too.


In the joy of following our Heavenly Father, we sometimes choose to proceed with a whisper, a verse, or a downright shove...no matter how we follow Him, the momentum that follows is like nothing we've ever experienced before.

Join the momentum...it is a beautiful place to be. It's not always easy, but then the best things never are.

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