Yep, that's where we are..in a "holding pattern" with our adoption. We are currently number 2..or 3...still.....sigh.
We know there are little ones waiting...but their paperwork is being done, and that is requiring extras from the ET side of things now, so it just takes longer now to get a referral(no one said it would be easy, right?).
Then there is court closure for the summer..maybe August? For two months. Sigh.
So what do we do in the meantime?
We've finished school and testing. So now we head into a summer filled with day camps and extra curricular activities for the kiddos, but my heart is heavy...
This adoption has been so different in that I haven't obsessed about timing, etc...until NOW;)!
Somewhere in Ethiopia is a little boy or girl that will be ours.....and today I LONG to know who he/she is..
YET. I KNOW WHO holds that child in the palm of His hand and I will wait for His perfect timing....and try to distract myself...EVERY.SECOND.OF.THE.DAY.:)
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??
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Would your church youth group or college campus ministry be willing to spend ONE day to live out James 1:27...literally?
Knowing that God is already at work in your church or campus ministry, Both Hands Foundation & Lifesong for Orphans invite you to roll up your sleeves (and maybe get your hands dirty!) by creatively serving the widow and the orphan at the same time!
Colorado Big Build--volunteers form Ellerslie Bible College
Students + Widows = Orphan Care
To find out how your youth group or college campus ministry can get involved, please contact Keith McAfee (firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.402.0248) or Rich Metcalfe (email@example.com or 309.747.4528).