Monday, October 14, 2013

"Daddy, Mommy, brothers."

We've had the privilege of chatting with someone very special (if you're not sure who this is in reference to, you may want to watch THIS POST) on a few occasions recently. Just about a week ago, Claudia was informed that she had been matched and she was given a picture of our family- she immediately made the connection and told those around her that we were her "Daddy, Mommy & brothers." We're honored to have had the privilege of working with such a phenomenal organization that's been in existence in Peru for many years! As we were reminded recently by a special speaker at our church- "With God, nothing is coincidental, nothing is accidental, nothing is incidental, everything is PROVIDENTIAL."

If there's one thing we've learned (or been reminded of) time and again throughout this process, it's that God has ordained every step. That being said, we're so thankful for Efata Ministries and the Missionaries that have served there throughout the years. Were it not for those who gave of their lives many years ago to move to Lima, Peru- this experience, would not have become a reality. Had it not been for the fact that my brother and fiance (at the time) decided to have their wedding in Jacksonville, FL- we would not know the joys experienced over the last three years on this journey. (We could spend hours elaborating...and would love to- just not in blog form).

Update on paperwork-
Tomorrow, we should receive via Fedex (shout out to our friends who work for them)- all of the final papers that will be sent to the USCIS office so they can approve the I-800. Once we have that, we then can arrange our travel to and from Peru. Please continue to pray for these very final steps of this process. Here's some ways specifically you can pray for us:

  • I-800 Approval 
  • Final adoption expenses
  • Airfare tickets (Do you have or know someone who has Delta sky miles they're willing to donate?)  
  • Claudia's health & for her during the upcoming transition
  • Our family as we continue following the Lord's leading on this journey
May God bless each of you for your prayers, donations & loving encouragement during our journey over the last three years! 

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