Wednesday, September 26, 2012
So we are only a week away from our court date! Can't wait to hear some good news next week! As we wait I am just humbled by all God is doing in our lives. I am working hard on enjoying the journey and not getting caught up in the difficulty of the wait. Adoption has changed our lives already in so may ways. We are totally dependent on the holy spirit to work in our lives. We need him to help us grow spiritually, to keep our boys safe, to help our adoption process go smoothly, and to change us. I just love how this process has MADE me dependent on Christ for everything. I am constantly praying for our adoption case, for other cases and for him to help me be more patient, more loving, more kind, more compassionate. We are also humbled at how God is just showing up and taking care of things. Our initial concern when we decided to take the plunge of faith and say YES to adopting three boys was the additional stuff we would need. Three more beds, lots of clothes, coats, shoes, etc. But God knows! And he just shows up. We were so blessed to receive 2 twin beds and a dresser FREE from some amazing friends! God took care of it! And we are receiving clothes often from friends and family. HE is taking care of it! It is amazing to sit back and watch his love pour out on our journey. And a huge thank you to all of those who are blessing us with stuff or praying for us! We would so value prayers that we pass court next week and that we have a successful 30 day waiting period. Living, Loving and Serving an Incredible God!!!
Friday, September 7, 2012
So this is a small update in the large scope of things, but just wanted to share that we received an update that our case would be heard in the Mbuji Mayi court around October 5th. This is exciting as hopefully all goes smoothly and we will be issued a judgement within a couple weeks after the court date. The judgement is the official adoption! We are thrilled that our process seems to be moving forward. We would also cherish prayers as the Congo is a very unstable country and things can certainly go awry very easily. The Congo is not like China, where the government is stable and you have a pretty concrete timeline. Things can change on a whim with a Congo adoption as the DRC has very little government infrastructure. So I have guarded excitement, but I also trust that God is more powerful than all of the issues that could go wrong. What is so awesome is that I was praying fervently today for a quick and smooth process and that we would hear soon about our court date. And I just so happened to receive an email regarding our court date! God rocks and we praise him for his faithfulness on this journey. Whatever happens, it is in his hands, his ways are greater than ours and he is sovereign! The power of prayer is amazing!! So we keep on keepin on and trust in a powerful and amazing God!!