Monday, March 30, 2009

(To watch video simply pause the music on our blog and press the square button on the right corner of the video to see it on the full screen.)
I found this video and needed to post it because it is so powerful. It spoke a thousand words to me...that true joy and peace comes not from circumstances but from the Lord. What heroes we have living so far from us and in such poverty and harsh circumstances and yet are full of life and joy because of the Lord and because of a choice...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We finally have an appointment with our social worker!! Yay! March 24th is our official first meeting with our social worker. She will basically sum up our lives and who we are and that is what the Ethiopian government will see and judge whether we are fit parents for a child. So please pray with us as we pray for the Lord's mercies. We pray for our social worker, Angie to be gracious, kind, patient, and helpful. We also pray we will be a loving example of Christ to her as well. We need prayers also for Charlie and our family these last 13 weeks of Charlie's school. It's going to be really hard but God is good and will see us through it all! Thank you for your prayers...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

God is always good...

It is times like these that I remember God's goodness. Sad at times it takes something like a donor offering to pay for all three of our plane tickets to Ethiopia to remember...but God works in these times.

First of all how amazing!! Charlie has a work connection that has developed into a friendship and everyone at that company just loves Charlie. Charlie's boss was telling the owner of this company about our adoption and the finances involved and right on the spot he offered to pay for two of our plane tickets while charlie's amazing boss also wanted to pay for the third ticket. We were and are praising God for his provision and continued confirmation this is where He wants us to be...God is so good.

As I was praying and praising God, He was gently reminding me that He is ALWAYS good...He was good when my mom was in the hospital and we thought we might lose her...when emmy was born...when a child dies...when someone accepts His salvation...when someone doesn't...when I praise Him...and when I don't. God is ALWAYS good. Recieving a gift as we have today it's just an added blessing in this life He gave me. I will take it and praise Him still and say in faith, God you are always good. Thank you Jesus! :D