You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quick Update

We have all but 1 item back from the translator....and we'll have that one soon.

Then, off to Chicago for legalization.....going to use a courier, so that it can be hand delivered and get next day service. Might take 1-2 weeks with mail/shipping time, if all goes well.

Got to get out and copy a few docs, and then compile the entire dossier, and copy it.

It looks like we will have it together in time....please pray that this is so.

Also, please pray for the finances to come together-there is a hefty sum due (legal fees, mostly) when we submit our dossier.

And please pray that we receive our I71h letter/form soon too. It's only been about a week since I mailed the approved home study to USCIS. I have no idea what the turn around time is for something like that. Just praying that it arrives soon so that we can get the Haitian side of this adoption started.

Went to a meeting about the upcoming mission trip-our church is sending a team down soon. Details are coming together. 15 people. 4 returning to Haiti as short term missionaries. 6 teens. 11 people who have not had their life 'wrecked' by Haiti and seen what God is doing there. And hopefully, one set of swept off their feet adoptive parents........ :-) A papa who has not yet had the pleasure of meeting his children face to face. And a mama who would sleep on the floor and stay in Haiti til the boys could come home if they'd let her.

I have NO idea who those last 2 people might be, do you? ;-)

So excited for them all. Giving thanks for all that God has done, is doing and will do.

Pray people. Pray.

1 comment:

  1. You are smart to speed up sending your papers to Chicago. I sent mine to Miami and hadn't heard back after SIX weeks. My husband called and they were "just getting to them." We should have called after one week but didn't want to seem pushy and had no idea how long it should take.


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