Since I am obviously horrible at blogging.......this post will just be an update from my heart on where we are in our adoption process.
Last October we were able to do a "Both Hands" project through Lifesong. Through many generous prayers, work, and donations we were able to send our dossier (paperwork) over to Ethiopia (DTE is what it will be referred to). We were so appreciative for all that everyone did to help in the journey to our little guy. Since being DTE on November 4, 2011, we we given a $4,000 grant from Show Hope! This was amazing and very encouraging! This grant will help in accepting the referral for our little guy when the time comes. We have been DTE for 5 months....which basically means we are just waiting for a referral. We have not seen a picture nor do we know a name, but we pray for him daily. We pray that God will open doors and trust in His timing. All in all, I think we've been fairly patient....including our girls.....but it can be hard at times. We have seen God bring home some children from the Congo that we have been praying for....SO EXCITED and love these little ones and their families! It has been neat to see their journey along the way.
I would have to say that, in the last 4 months, God has truly been working in our lives. There is so much that I don't even have the time to share....but daily walking in the Spirit has been a challenge that we are praying for strength to do, faithfully, each day. God is faithful. God has been faithful. God is GOOD! We trust Him. We trust His timing. We trust His plans and purposes....even when we do not understand.
Would you continue to pray for us? Pray for our family. We want to be in God's light. We want to share God's light. Pray, also, as we continue raising the funds for travel expenses. We still have several cookbooks, we sell coffee, and we're working on our next big event! Details to come.....
Cookbooks $10 (add $2 if shipped)
Thanks to all for your continued prayer and support!