I am not sure what God would have US, Jeremy and I, do with these 3 girls, as there are many complications to this situation. But for now, we are praying...for us and for them. We appreciate your prayers as well. The craft show total profit was $89.50. Not a ton, but I was thankful for the opportunity, thankful for every penny that people invest into us, I learned a lot, and am looking forward to the next craft show that I am planning on doing on November 10 in Mt. Pleasant (indoors this time!). Until then, I will just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and doing what I know how, to do what He has called me to do. May God get get all the Glory.
Want to help in prayer? Here's a few things we are believing God for:
- Our paperwork to speed up! We are waiting for a redone birth certificate. Then approval from the State of Michigan, then to the Congolese Embassy, then to Congo. In July, we thought we would have been completely done with this by now. Not back at step one.
- A QUICK Referral. We want what God wants. Whether it is these 3 girls or not, we need God's direction. Our original request was 2 kids under 7. The quicker the better. The waiting is getting hard!
- Finances. While God has blessed us with almost $20,000 last year towards our adoption, the switch to Congo costed us around $2500 more and the overall cost to adopt from Congo is more than Uganda as well. So, there is a little set back there. We have about $30,000 to go. Craft shows like today are great, and I believe in every penny counts, but $30,000 still seems overwhelming to me. We paid a LARGE payment to our agency 2 weeks ago. It took a lot of faith to do that. Now, I would really like to see some results.
- Emotional health. Adoption is hard. period. If you know anyone adopting besides us, love them extra. Bless them and write them cards and encourage them. It is a HUGE step of faith. Pray for Jeremy and I grow stronger in our walk with Christ.
Thank you everyone for being so supportive and for being our village that brings home our kids from Africa. It WILL happen! I believe!!!!!!!
“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”
― Ray Davis
― Ray Davis