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.....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

At home...even though I'm thousands of miles away from home...

That's the best way I can describe it. This feeling is odd to me, because this sort of travel is/was so out of my comfort zone, prior to that first trip in July of 2008. Hard to believe I can feel comfortable and at home, like I belong here, some place so very different from my home. I attribute most of this to God. His peace-the kind that surpasses all understanding....the prayers of His people. I CAN FEEL THEM. Please do not stop. YOUR prayers are so important. So vital. So needed. So effective. Please keep praying.

Tomorrow, Sunday-we're going to go to church...checking out a new church this time. And I think we have another outing planned...then an afternoon of work at the orphanage. I cannot wait to share pictures, once I get home.

Oh, and the last post titled "Oh by the way" said that we are out of IBESR, in case the title did not pique your interest. PROOF that God answers prayers and is in the business of miracles. We got in and out of IBESR in 2 months. TWO months. That IS a miracle. This is a process that often takes between 4 and 16+ months........and we got out in 2. My heart breaks for those families that are languishing in this step or any of the others.....I am thrilled for our family, and I remember to pray for other families stuck in the process. Please join me in praying.

Please keep praying for rapid (supernatural) forward movement in our adoption files/process.

So, soon, on to Parquet, where the children become our children in the eyes of the Haitian government.

Thanks for praying.

Ephesians 3:20 keeps coming to mind. I love this verse. Go look it up, I'm not gonna put it here. Get your Bible and read it. :-)


  1. I can relate to the "at home" feeling. It's definetely a God thing!

    Can't wait to see pictures & hear of all the exciting things that are happening!

  2. WOW...Lena, I'm so happy for you to get to spend time with your boys and that you are moving forward! Yeah!!


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