Friday, April 19, 2013

ONE




Tomorrow is the day we leave for Eastern Europe.  We have ONE more full day here.  The butterflies are now catapulting off my stomach lining and I am trying to make sure I have everything covered.  Today I have very few things I need to do. I will fit them in while cuddling the kids.

*Grocery Store
*Twist our girls hair
*Pack

That's it...that's my short list.

We appreciate any and all prayers.  Prayer Requests are below.

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"About Benjamin He said:
'Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him,
 for He shields him all day long,
and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.'
Deuteronomy 33:12

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In the next 24-48 hours...
 
Please be praying protection (physical, spiritual, AND emotional) for our children and family here and for Thomas, Benjamin, and  I in Eastern Europe.

Please, now this is going to sound silly and crazy, pray that our luggage is not lost during this journey.  We are taking (for the first leg) an airline that is notorious for doing that.   Please also pray we are able to get all lines of communication open with our children  the whole time we are gone (Skype, Magic Jack, and international texting).  THANK YOU!!!!

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PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN BOSTON SUFFERING RIGHT NOW.  PLEASE PRAY FOR COMFORT AND HEALING.

PLEASE ALSO PRAY FOR THOSE IN WEST TEXAS SUFFERING... A FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLODED THIS MORNING (5-15 expected killed, 160 injured).

ALL PRAYER REQUESTS:

*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 (and learns what family is) quicker than we can fathom.

*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.

*Please pray our children at home are safe...physically/emotionally/and spiritually.  Attacks on the kids happened last time we were gone on the trip to bring Jael home.  PLEASE cover them. 

*Please pray for my husband and I, for our SAFETY and that we remain WELL.  We are going somewhere VERY rural with no one that speaks English most of the time. 

*Please pray for my mom, brother, and friend as they care for our children (safety, smoothness, etc.)

*NEW~ Please pray that we are able to complete the adoption in only two trips.  Please pray that both trips have a speed that can only be explained as a blessing of God.

*That ALL paperwork needed is sped (by God's Will) in country (with NO hiccups).

*Please pray that we are able to get court QUICKER THAN EVER IMAGINED on trip one.  Please pray that court goes EXTREMELY easy and quick.  It doesn't always.
*Please pray for comfort as we continue to mourn Jonathan.
 
*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.  Also, please pray for our connection to those in the village.

*Please pray the trip  itself is smooth.  There are NO issues.  That every blip, every hiccup...is ironed out before us.

*On a lighter note, please pray our luggage is not lost on the trip (either direction) AND that our lines of communication with our children are successful (Skype, Magic Jack, international texting).  We will be in a very rural region.

*PLEASE PRAY GOD'S WILL IS DONE*



3 comments:

  1. One more day! Sounds like a doable list-wish I lived closer so I could twist a head while you twist the other! Enjoy these precious babes today. Praying!

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  2. I am praying, and I am so terribly excited for what God has done for you!!
    I'll be praying for your safety in travel, and your children's safety and protection while you're away, and for little Benjamin, as the Lord prepares him to meet his parents! :)
    -Praying about the luggage, too. :) That isn't such a silly request... Those who know what it's like to arrive somewhere without it certainly understand that this is real!! (ask my brother!)

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  3. Remember, you have friends also here on the other side of the world! Hoping all goes well, travel safely! :)
    Leena

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