We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Monday, April 19, 2010

Adoptive Family Stranded in Bulgaria...and other prayer requests

Today I'm asking for prayer for my bloggy friend Shelley who is "trapped" in Bulgaria with her newly adopted son, due to the volcanic eruption. She was supposed to come home on Sunday, but the airport in Sofia has shut down and as of right now, no flights are leaving Bulgaria until the flying conditions improve. She is stressed and her son is sick with some sort of respiratory infection and not getting better...please pray that God would settle this volcano so that they can get HOME and that her son would improve on the OTC medication she has with her.

Also, it has been seven weeks since the US Embassy accepted our I800 and we still have no court date, or any info on what the hold-up is..we are getting very concerned...and impatient. God has answered so many prayers throughout our adoption, and we are leaning heavy on Him now! Pray that we have answers soon, and that we will be able to travel soon to get our little Bulgarian Princess:)!

Also pray for the financing to come through for the last leg of our journey...we are concerned that with the volcano will come extremely expensive airline tickets..even through June...this we have NOT planned for..but we know God has:)!

Have any prayer needs? Post them here or go to my bloggy friend's Crazy Love Challenge at http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/2010/04/crazy-love-challenge-2.html


  1. There is a family here in our town that is due to leave for Ethiopia Wednesday and don't know if they'll be able to due to the volcanic conditions. After waiting years to become parents, they are so close and feeling very emotional about the possibility of not being able to leave on time. However, I know from experience, that while on the surface things may look as if they won't work out, they usually do. And in the end, as we hold our babies in our arms, we realize that none of the stuff that brought us to that point matters any more.

  2. Praying for your family as you wait. I remember being so stressed/down as we waited. Do not fear, it all is forgotten once you hold that little one in your arms!

  3. I am praying for Shelley, her son who is sick and your family as you wait. If you desire to read about our wait please go back to the first posts at avaseofchangeforlilygrace.blogspot.com
    I will continue to pray for you.