Thursday, June 22, 2017

WE HAVE DATES!!!! HERE WE COME!!!!

After TWO LONG YEARS...


After numerous mountains...


These two little girls are coming home!!!!


We have tickets booked!!!


While we were concerned about coming in under budget yesterday, GOD ANSWERED ALL YOUR PRAYERS AGAIN!!!!

Our travel agent (who had put our flights on hold last night) emailed this morning that the price on the held tickets...HAD GONE DOWN.  This brought our tickets into the range we had hoped.

ONLY GOD!!!!

We continue to ask for prayer for the remainder of the funds.  Our Heavenly Father IS providing!!!  Today, $300 was sacrificed/donated for our girls.  We are so thankful and ALMOST THERE!!!  We now only need  $1,294.00! 

GOD is stirring hearts and bringing our girls home through MANY of you!!!

We also ask for prayer that the remainder of the trip stays in our budget and that we have "more than enough".  We still have many more steps to pay for.

 We leave in just 2 1/2 weeks and have our electronic tickets in hand (July 9th-30th).  

In the first province we receive custody of Hope~Glory on July 12th.  On July 13th her adoption is finalized.


On July 17th, we receive custody of Grace and on July 18th her adoption is also finalized.


WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!

Thank you all for celebrating with us and praying us through this!!!


The Lord reigns,
    let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
    let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord in Zion;
    he is exalted over all the nations.

Psalm 99:1-2

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If you don't know what's going on, we are two and a half weeks from bringing our two little girls (Grace and Hope) home from a very special large Asian nation.  We saw Grace's picture two years ago for the first time.  TWO YEARS and we are now at the last stage of the process.  In two and a half weeks we (a friend and I) go to bring them home!!!  We are now praying for the last $1294.00 we need to bring them home!!!


If you hear God nudging your heart or speaking to your spirit about helping bring our girls home....

*You can give through our YouCaring site.  A small fee is taken out, but it is linked directly to our adoption specific account at the bank.

*Our PayPal address can be used (using the "Family and Friends" method) to 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net.   (No fee is taken out.)

*Feel free to share our need with anyone God leads you to. 

*You can email us at 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net and we will share our phone number (if you'd like to chat) or  address.  

 *If you would like a tax deductible way to give, you can email us at 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net.  We do have someone will to take donations.

*If you have an idea that may help, please feel free to email us as well. We never know how God may work!!!

Whatever avenue 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.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, 
He hears us."
1 John 5:14

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Several have asked about our needs for the girls.  Our biggest need, we were just told, is being provided (a new specific car seat).   We are overwhlemed, yet again, and so very grateful!!!! Most of the needs we have are smaller.  We've been hesitant to share since getting the girls home has to be our first priority We do have a baby registry on Amazon with items needed and though not posting the link on here, you can email us at 1thomkat (at) verizon (dot) net if you would like it . The second biggest item is a second baby carrier (the first may not come in time and both can be used with both girls) that we can use in country (not on the registry -----https://mykinderpack.com/collections/standard-size/products/black-koolnit-mesh-standard-kinderpack-baby-carrier?variant=30825777677 with plus size straps).  It's expensive and NOT anywhere the same priority as getting the girls home!!!! NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!!

We thank you as well for thinking about our girls needs.  Again, our absolute first priority is bringing them home, please understand.  It's NOT that we don't want to share.

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PRAYER REQUESTS: (They are now all immanent...smile)

1. THAT GOD IS GLORIFIED IN EVERY STEP OF THIS ADOPTION.

2.  I feel a deep need to have everyone join us in prayer for the attachment of our girls.  Please pray they have NO attachment issues and attach to us as a family very quickly.  We have been in the adoption world enough to know severe attachment issues exist.  We pray that GRACE and HOPE have NO issues with attachment...NONE (that God prepares them as well).

. 3. 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.

4. PLEASE pray protection against ALL of satan's schemes.  He's been messing with our family and with Amy and her family.  PLEASE pray a strong concrete, cement, gold, silver (smile) wall between our lives and his schemes.

5.  That we have "MORE THAN ENOUGH" for this trip.  PLEASE PRAY FOR $1,294 in less than THREE WEEKS and please pray for those individuals God is touching to help us financially bring home the girls.

6. Please pray for Thomas and I to see clearly where God is leading and what WE are to do.  

7.  Please pray that I can fully recover and can gain strength before travel comes (both Thomas and I on the last part...physical strength)

8. That my traveling companion (Amy) and I stay well (completely) within country and are safe....not even a nauseous stomach which commonly happens at least once.

 9. That God uses us/speaks through us while we are there, see what we need to see and doing what we need to do.

10. That our families are safe while we are gone and that it is a peaceful (and safe) time for them.

11. For Timothy's complete healing...and that he has walking and running in his future (smile).  That his pain is minimal.

12. Please pray for the Stewart family as they mourn the loss of their father, grandfather, and great grandfather, uncle, brother, and loved one.

TRAVEL SPECIFIC PRAYER

*Please pray that travel is uneventful and NO LUGGAGE is lost.

*Please pray we make the right choices in our last few travel decisions.


2 comments:

  1. Glory to God!
    My husband travels in a week to get our son from Bulgaria... I pray for you and appreciate your prayers!

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  2. Happy Happy Happy Happy News! YAY!

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