Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haiti (as seen and lived by people living out Christ for others)

I stumbled across a blog written by missionaries in Haiti.
It is amazing.
Check it out.

I love to read and pray for those who are being the hands and feet of Jesus and so many others who want to be there to help! I love to read of the strength and courage of Haitians. Through this blog there are links to blogs about all of the orphans who were in the process of being adopted, getting to go on to their forever home much quicker than expected. I love to hear how God has allowed glimmers of good and hope come from such a bad situation.
Start with January 11 and read to the present. Bring a box of kleenex. Enjoy.

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010, will it be the year of "The Brothers"?

Adoption update. Don't get too excited.
Still waiting and have no new news.
We renewed our US paperwork and that will be good until summer 2011. That will be the end of our adoption process from Peru if we have not received any referrals (adoption language for matches of children). We need an end date. It has been 3 1/2 long years of just waiting, praying and wondering. It's not that we are trying to put God in a box and tell Him "Do it by this date or else...", but it kind of is. We know that He could have done it 3 years ago, or yesterday. Jeremy, the kids and I just need a date so mentally we know that we gave our all for almost 5 years (by summer 2011) and we can consider what other options the Lord may have for us to grow our family.
We continue to pray for "the brothers" to come home to us. We know that God knows what is best for us and try to mentally prepare for any 2 boys from Peru.
Peru approved us to adopt almost 2 years ago and we have not received 1 referral. It's crazy. We can't figure it out. We are approved to adopt 2 boys, between the ages of birth and 5 years old. Most of the children Peru is adopting out are to Peruvians or Italians. Not USA.
Please continue to pray with us. We have their room ready. Their clothes and toy hand me downs from their big brother. Cal and HC still talk about "the brothers" daily.
We wait.