Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day and Provision

I'm not sure these conversations happen everywhere, but today my husband taught the Littles about communism with candy.  Yes, he is brilliant (smile).

We've actually had a lot of really heavy conversations around here.  As a military family, the reality of the sacrifice that many have made is very real.  I don't think it takes being a military family though.

We went to the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall today.  





The ground had flowers laid periodically down the wall.  



Some pretty heavy conversations were birthed today.  The children understand to a greater degree that freedom had (and has) it's price.  It's even more real with their brother in the military.


It's hard, we don't want the children to fear, but to have great respect and compassion for those who have given their lives for our country and their families.  It was a careful, but truthful conversation.

Our family is forever thankful to those people who gave their lives for our freedom.  I also MUST say we are thankful to those who are still standing up and serving our country, not just our son, but the thousands of others as well.  

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Today we were blessed yet again.  Our total is no longer $4900, but $4700.  God is moving!!!  Thank you for your continue prayers!  Each day that passes makes this all so much more real.  In ten days we receive the last paper and just wait for our notice of travel (TA or Travel Approval).  We will most likely travel two weeks after our TA comes.  Wow....just wow....

Please continue to PRAISE with us for God's past AND future provision!!!!

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God may be talking to someone right now about us... or even you. He may be asking someone to sacrifice beyond what's comfortable.  Oh, we REALLY "get" it.  That's hard stuff!   I don't know who it is, but please (as asked above) pray for them as well.  Also, please pray if Thomas or I are supposed to act in a specific way, we see clearly the direction.  Our Heavenly Father has floored us many times...touching people we may not even know...out of the blue.   Thank you for joining us on this journey and praying us through.  We've placed prayer requests below.



"...for every animal of the forest is mine,

    and the cattle on a thousand hills."  

Psalm 50:10


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Prayer Requests and Praises:

PRAISE: Our Heavenly Father's timing, through our groaning at times, SHINES.  HE KNOWS the perfect timing.  We have received two grants.  Our delays have even blessed us.  PLEASE PRAISE HIM FOR HOW FAR HE HAS BROUGHT US!!!!
PLEASE THANK GOD AHEAD OF TIME FOR HIS PROVISION.  PLEASE STAND IN FAITH AND CONFIDENCE WITH US.

IMMEDIATE:
1.  PLEASE PRAY FOR $4,700 in FIVE WEEKS.
2.  Please pray for those individuals God is touching to help us financially bring home the girls.
3. Please pray for Thomas and I to see clearly where God is leading and what WE are to do.

OTHER PRAYER REQUESTS:
Please Pray...
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FOR GOD TO BE GLORIFIED IN THIS JOURNEY
1. For Timothy's complete healing...and that he has walking and running in his future (smile).  That his pain is minimal.
2. For Grace and Hope, that they are healthy, loved on, and protected. Please pray that they dream of us and attach quicker than ANYONE could imagine.
3. Please also pray for Thomas and I. Please pray we can use this time before travel to gain physical strength.
4. Lastly, we have several expenses that we normally would have taken care of with our tax return, but couldn't this year. Could you please pray for God's provision for these expenses...and the things we still need to gather for the girls.  This isn't typical...unless we are in the adoption process...lol.  Please pray GOD shows up in a big way here!
5.  That we hear from ONE grant we have yet to hear from.  Some wonderful smaller grants
don't communicate as much.
6. That my traveling companion (Amy) and I stay well (completely) within country and are safe.
 7. That God uses us/speaks through us while we are there, see what we need to see and doing what we need to do.
8. That our families are safe while we are gone and that it is a peaceful time for them.


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If God is talking to you about our girls...about helping to bring them home.....
You can email us at 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net and we will share our address.  We have also kept our LifeSong for Orphans open if that avenue is better (For Grace and Hope).  Even our PayPal address is okay to use (using the Family and Friends method to 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net).  Whatever you feel comfortable with...thank you.  Thank you for answering the call that will change the life of two little girls and our family forever.  Thank you for the sacrifice...just thank you.




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