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.....

Friday, September 18, 2009


Jean Baptiste here.
I am soooo excited, mama just got an email that says we are in IBESR!!!! I don't have any idea what that means, but I am very excited, because mama and papa are excited. I think it has something to do with us coming to live with mama and papa. Mama is thanking God and saying forward movement is good. So I guess it is good. :-)
Mama says it has been 193 days since she turned in all those papers, that is more than six months ago.... so it's about time! Me and my big brother, Steeve even have file numbers now. I don't know what that means either, but I think from all the excitement it must be a good thing.
Mama says that there are 4 big steps in the adoption process here in Haiti with lots of little steps in between. I guess that means that our papers have been in some of the little steps before this one, which is the first BIG step. She says you can read more about our family's timeline by clicking here.
Mama says to pray for God to move all that paperwork through that IBESR place as fast as possible, and to pray that all the papers are there and are complete. Please pray for me and Steeve, and mama and papa while we wait for the papers to move through the system. And be sure to thank God for this forward movement!
Thank you!


  1. Wooohooo! Still praying, as always!

  2. Praise the Lord you are in! Love the picture of John Ba. I am so happy for this wonderful news.

  3. Praise God Lena!!!'s time to pray you out!!! :o)

  4. yay! may your stay in ibesr be short!

  5. i'm soooooooooooooo happy :) praying for a short stay in IBESR.

  6. That is so wonderful Lena! I'm so happy to hear this great news :-) JB looks so cute too!

  7. Hallelujah! I feel like I've been waiting forever for this good news, so I can only imagine how long it's felt for YOU. Hooray, Jesus! How I pray you'll speed through the rest...

  8. OK, this is such good news that I have to celebrate with another comment. Woo hoo!

  9. WONDERFUL news ... may your time in IBESR be swift as can be!!

  10. Awesome news!!!! Hope your in and out in no time!!! We are still waiting to get out, but hoping the flood gates will open soon!


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