Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We Can't Believe It!

After a long night of prayer, we were absolutely astonished when we received a call this morning letting us know that not only did everyone show up for court today who needed to be there, but our MOWA approval letter was there!!!!! This is huge! I don't know if you've been following the "5 letter" drama or not, but pretty much there's big changes going on right now in Ethiopian adoptions that have the potential to significantly delay getting a MOWA approval letter. I must have asked Nate 50 times today, "are you sure they said our letter was there?" Yep, they said it and now we know it's in our file for April 21st! Wow.

It's been a sobering and grievous few days leading up to this date. We've been wrestling with how broken this world is and the devastating losses and circumstances that have now officially deemed Little Boy M and Baby Girl H as orphans. And yet amidst it all...there is such great hope. THIS is why the church is called to be a light in this dark world. THIS is why we stepped out and decided to adopt. THIS is what the heart of the kingdom's about...restoration. The only prayer I could whisper in the dark of the night was that God would bring restoration and justice into these precious children's lives.

We are so incredibly honored to be a part of this restoration God's orchestrating...we just can't wait to be their mom and dad and finally get them in our arms! Thank you all so much for continuing to pray alongside us each step of the journey. We've seen prayer unleash God's justice time and time again during this adoption. Glory be to our God!

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Ephesians 3:20-21


  1. what a huge blessing! you have two precious children waiting to meet you and it will be so joyous knowing that you will hear at court that they are yours! praising God!

  2. That is such awesome news! You will be in ET meeting those kiddos before you know it!

  3. CELEBRATING with you!!!!! :)
    This is great news. :) :) :)

  4. YAY! That is great news! So exciting for your trip!

  5.!!!! I'm sure you're well aware of what an anomaly this is! Awesome, awesome gift from the Lord!! We'll be celebrating with you SOON!