Thursday, December 22, 2011
As I mentioned in my last post that even though this is a wonderful time of year it is also very hard at times when you are in the "waiting stage" of adoption and we have only been here almost 3 months there are many others that have been in the "waiting stage" for 16 months and are struggling not having their babies home with them. So, I am asking for any of you that read this to please keep them and all those in the adoption process in your prayers. Most of we all know that God has called us on this journey and there are times that we just need to be lifted up by others to help carry us a little when we can't stand on our own. Through this journey God is pruning and teaching us in many ways, but at times it gets hard and I can only imagine the struggle that those feel that have been waiting for a year, 14 , 16 months must be feeling. I asking that you not only pray for them, but to pray for referrals to come. There are many children and sometimes the paperwork just isn't getting done in a timely manner or they don't have all the clearance levels in place and so the children who are paper ready are just left waiting in the orphanges. (this is in the southern region of Ethiopia-please pray for this area). God is so in control of every step and as much as you know that at times you just need a little hope. Please pray for all of these families who have been waiting so long to bring their children home and pray for the children and their hearts to be prepared for their forever family. May God truly bless you during this time of celebration of the greatest gift that could ever be given to each and everyone of us and that is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! If you don't know how ask Him into your heart and learn about the most perfect gift that has ever been given to you and I! Merry Christmas!