One thing that God has taught me over the years is that He knows what you need at any given moment and usually sooner than you even know that you need it. Such was the case this past week.

It actually started last weekend when we received a gift from a dear friend that helps us draw closer to fully funding the adoption. We are prayerfully waiting to hear on two grants, but really feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re not there yet, but if you had asked me a year ago if we would raise enough not only to cover the adoption expenses but also throw in an extra trip on top of it, I would have said “no way.” God has again reminded me that He knows what it will take to get our little guy home and He will provide. We are so grateful that so many of our friends and family have heard God’s call and joined us in this journey!

And yet, that is not all of the blessings we had this week. On Thursday, our agency emailed us to say they posted some new photos of our little guy to their website. We learned that he seems to like chocolate cake, playing on the computer and he is turning out to be quite the handsome young man! Considering that he is now 4 1/2 years old and the first photo we saw of him was him at 2 1/2 to 3, he sure looks to be growing up fast. Seriously, it is such a blessing to get these glimpses into his life as we prepare to have him join our family.

Still, that wasn’t all that we had this week. We also received a process update from our agency that contained great news. As we mentioned previously, right now we are in line for submission to the other government. That process is moving along and it looks like we will be part of one of the next couple of groups to be submitted. So, as we continue to pray that our approval will go smoothly and quickly, it looks like God is already at work, answering those prayers. We are so grateful for your prayers for this process to go smoothly and quickly.

It was a very encouraging week and God has worked in some pretty incredible ways. I know we’re not done yet and we still have a long road ahead of us. But we know that this road has an end where our little guy joins our family. And we can’t wait!

Please continue to pray for:

  • The two grants that we are waiting to hear about.
  • The quick and successful processing of our paperwork.
  • That we would be able to travel soon.
  • That we would be a positive Christian witness and for the cause of adoption both here and as we travel.
  • That our little guy would adjust well once he officially joins our family.

If you would like to financially support our adoption, you can check out the links to the left. And we are grateful for all your help!