This morning I wanted to share some great news. It comes from Psalm 97:1-6
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all peoples see his glory.
I think back on this journey and am so glad that “the Lord reigns…” God has made his plans evident to us through the outpouring of love and support from our family and friends. He caused legal “mountains” to melt like wax, as the process moved along. We along with the rest of the whole earth proclaim his righteousness and goodness as we hope that through us all people will see the Great God!
What good news!
Here is some more good news! We received final confirmation that we are HEADED TO CH*NA! Our paperwork has all been processed, everything found in order, and now we are finalizing travel details.
We leave on Jan 16th!!!! Just booked our flights (our awesome travel agency found Awesome rates! PTL)
Some prayer request that we would continue to ask you all to support us in:
– Josh and Katie getting all Visa paperwork (already in process but not finalized)
– All details on the home front will come into place (our 2 kiddos are staying here with family and friends)
– with less than 2 weeks before we leave, please pray for health, our family has been riddled with the Flu, Bronchitis and Strep Throat. We need to be healthy!
– God would be glorified through this adoption!
While we are in CH*NA we will be doing our best to update the blog and our Facebook accounts. We cannot guarantee the frequency of these updates, but our hope is to regularly update with Pictures and videos.
We are so eager to meet our son, and we know that many of you are eager to meet him also. We want to make this happen as soon as possible, but as we have been learning, we ask for patience. Josh,Katie, and the kids will be in some level of seclusion for a few weeks upon our return in order to spend as much time getting to know Zi and allowing him to get to know us. We promise that this will not be permanent but will ask you to tolerate our time away.