May 25, 2011

Let's pray them home

I've posted a few times about our friends, Cody and Melissa Busby, who are adopting a little girl, Mercy, from Uganda. Melissa has been in Uganda for 8 months today and is still waiting on a favorable ruling and a visa for Mercy to enter the U.S. They have been to court many times and have completed numerous "paperwork chases". They have a court appointment tomorrow, which is actually really early thursday morning for us. Would you pray with us for their favorable ruling, and visa's tonight?? Here's a link to Melissa's blog with some prayer points.
God, would you see and hear your servants as they seek your will to be done during this court appointment tomorrow in Uganda. Would you hold all of them in your hand and grant them your peaceful presence. Would you reunite their family soon and bring about a favorable ruling, a visa, plane tickets, and joy in your will.

May 18, 2011

It's In!

This morning I was having a prayer time, and I asked the Lord for our homestudy to be finished today. Then I jumped in the shower and the crazy day began. After I got home from work I put myles down for a rest and went to the front porch with my bible. I started reading and after a little while I kept getting this feeling like I should go check the mail, I tried to ignore it a few times and chalked it up to my distracting brain...but I finally got up and went to the mailbox. Well, I pulled out a thick manilla envelope with our homestudy agency's address in the return spot! I opened it to find two original copies of our homestudy, one already sent to our agency, and one already sent to Dept. of Human Services. They said "It is with great pleasure that we approve you for the adoption of a child"!! The Lord heard me, and answered me-Thank you, Lord!

We needed the completed homestudy to file our next piece of paperwork-the I-600A. So I need to get on that since approval from the government (USCIS) may take up to 8-12 weeks! That's the last piece of paper we need to send in all our paperwork to our agency and get on a waiting list to be matched with a child.

All of this paperwork costs a pretty penny to turn in. Would you continue to pray with us that God would provide the funds we need when we need them-I know He will! Would you buy some coffee from our 'just love coffee' fundraiser, or consider donating to our adoption fund? Both can be done on the right side of our blog...just click on the links. Right now, we are about halfway to what we need to turn all this paper in (our Dossier).

In all the small and big moments God has been challenging me to "Trust in Him at all times, O People, Pour out your hearts to Him, for God is a refuge for us." ps. 62:8 I've started practicing my 'trusting of Him' by pouring out my heart to Him, and I'm finding the God of Peace. I pray you will too.

May God's blessing be on you and your family!

May 10, 2011


Today I finished our homestudy! Our case worker hasn't emailed the finished copy to me yet, but I've done all I can do. Hooray!! I've cried, shouted for joy, skipped in the park, and now I'm all out of emotions so I'm gonna take a nap. Thank you Jesus for your grace.