So this last month has been probably the most quiet month as far as adoption news is concerned. The words "nothings happening" are pretty fitting here. We have heard nothing. Our friends at JCISCS keep saying they are working on "things" but they have nothing concrete to report. The delegates who visited here in May have worked hard to make a positive move towards International Adoptions. They have held press conferences and met with their government and parliment. But still the most important thing is there is no forward progress towards signing paperwork or agreements or news yadda yadda yadda....
On the home front though the prayers continue. Tami Snowden (one of the original adoptive mothers and pioneer of Kyrgyz adoptions) spoke at a prayer service where our 65 were the main focus of the prayers. Several of the 65 sent photos, stories and prayers to Tami. Kimberly over at Hoping for Hannah ( http://hopingforhannah.blogspot.com/) attended the service. She told me it was wonderful. Man I wish we lived closer! Well this week we received prayer cards from the folks who attended the meeting. I couldn't wait to rip open the cards and read the notes from those who had attended. To all those who too the time to write and even draw pictures, Noodle and Brian and I say thank you!!! It means so much to know we are not alone in our prayers to bring these kids into our homes. Below are some of the excerpts from the cards.
Saidii- We pray thatthe pride and whatever else hinders them be lifted to allow you and others to adopt these children and give them a better chance in life
Jordan- Children are a gift from the Lord. HE won't fail you. Be strong in the Lord. He answers prayers and He will give you hope.
The K family- Be encouraged, His arm is not too short to save. Nothing is too difficult for Him. "Wait on the Lord and do good. So shalt thou dwell in the land and verily thou shalt be fed"
Amy- Remain strong in the Lord! We have faith that He can move mountains to bring your Noodle home to you. In the meantime I ask that your hearts would be closely knit together while you are apart.
Todd, Lisa, Emma, Tessa, onnor, Maddisen, & Isabelle- "Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles!
Joanne- Remember that with God All Things are possible
Diane- I will be praying for this situation, that things change so that you can be together.
Abbey (age 7) - Waiting can be so hard, but remember, God NEVER sleeps. He's ALWAYS working for His children.
Anna - I pray that you stay strong through the paperwork.
We in our group prayed that God would overcome the schemes of Satan and to thwart entire governments so that HIS willcould be done.
Tami and Tabi- We are praying for you and Miss Noodle!!!!!
There were a few more and I thank them also.. Jerrod, Lauren, and the children who drew pictures!!!!