Saturday, July 30, 2011

Prayer Request

(all of us getting ready to go into court)

Thank you all who have prayed us through our journey so far. We are so grateful. Our battle to get our son is not over and we ask that you please be praying for us and our new friends, the King family and the Gerig family. We had the pleasure of traveling with these 2 families who understood every minute of our journey, because they have been traveling the same road as us. It was truly a gift to be able to travel with these 2 other couples who shared our common bond of the adoption journey and our love for the Lord. They understood every thing we had been through and we were so blessed by them. As you all may know, it was a long shot to be able to travel before the rainy season, and God made the way. Now, we are in a different boat and need your prayer. MOWA (ministry of women's affairs) in Ethiopia are behind in a lot of their paperwork. Our paperwork was not ready at our court hearing so therefore we haven't officially past court just yet, which isn't normally a big deal. After MOWA processes our paperwork the court will then sign off on it and then it will be taken to the US Embassy for more paperwork and then we can travel to bring our children home. We got the discouraging news today that MOWA is behind by 30 days, and that more than likely after we get our paperwork in the next 30 days, we will have to wait until after the rainy season for the judge to sign off on our papers. What does it mean for us???? It means that we won't have our children home until at least October/ November.
What we would love is if you could be praying for God's favor over our case, and our new friends, the Gerig's and the King's. We pray that our paperwork will be processed by next week and that the judge will sign off on our case before she leaves for rainy season.
We stand together in agreement that God is fully capable of making this happen. To think of having to wait that long to go back and get our children is just heart crushing. It was the hardest thing in the world to have to leave our children behind. Please please please be praying for us and our new friends. Our other prayer is that we will all be able to travel together again to bring our children home on the second trip! What a wonderful reunion and homecoming it will be!!!!!
Believing together that GOD IS ABLE!

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