Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 4th wedding anniversary. Time has gone so fast it is amazing and God has blessed our marriage and family!

I really felt I need to post this again...

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All things are possible for the one who believes.Mark 9:23

We knew the adoption would be difficult and that God was calling us to do this, but I don't think we knew the depth of the potential heartbreak. We are putting our faith in God that His will be done, not ours. We are believing that all things are possible in Jesus.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us, we could not get through this without you!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Court Outcome

Well, unfortunately we have bad news, our case was not able to go to court yesterday. Our agency is having issues getting the director of the orphanage to complete her portion of the paperwork. There is some question when/if she will do it and we are not sure if we will be able to proceed with the adoption of baby "T". This was devastating news for us. We are praying for God to clearly show us the next step.

Thank you so much for all of the prayers and good thoughts you all have been sending our way, we are very grateful!! Please keep us in your prayers over the next couple of weeks as we work with our agency to come up with a plan.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Today is the Day

Since Ethiopia is 9 hours ahead of us, we are praying we will know the outcome of the hearing this morning. We will post as soon as we hear anything!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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“I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.”
Jeremiah 20:11

Prayer for Today:
Lord, give us the strength to trust in You and Your plans for us. Give the judge wisdom in the court proceeding tomorrow to allow the adoption and for baby "T" to join his forever family. Amen

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

Prayer for Today:
Lord, consume us in YOUR love as we are 2 days from the court date and anxious for the outcome. Remind us of YOUR faithfulness as you have called us to adopt. Amen

Monday, April 13, 2009

Count Down: 3 Days

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All things are possible for the one who believes.
Mark 9:23

Prayer for Today:
Lord, continue to give the IAN staff in Ethiopia the guidance to prepare for all court dates on Thursday and we thank you for your blessings and faithful love through this process. Amen

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Count Down: 4 Days

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So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Luke 11:9-10
Today's Prayer:
Lord please give wisdom to all of the people involved in preparing the paperwork for baby "T"'s court date. Help them to ensure everything is in order and that this will not be a barrier to the adoption being finalized on Thursday. Amen


On friday the FDIC took over the bank where I (simon) work, so I have a job for maybe a month but probably not any longer. I have applied for another job and am waiting to hear back on that so just keep my employment in your prayers. Also Court for the baby is this thursday please keep praying that we will pass court.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

1 week

That is 7 days until our court date!!!

We would like everyone to pray for us starting the evening of next Wednesday (4/15) specifically. Ethiopia is nine hours ahead of us and cases are normally heard in the morning so we need as many people as possible to pray for our little baby to pass court so we can bring him HOME. If we pass, we should be traveling near the end of May.

Thank you everyone who has been praying for our adoption!!