Saturday, October 6, 2007

Great week for our agency!

It was getting a little discouraging for the families in our agency. There were no referrals....all was quiet. This week, 5 families got referrals for 6 children, it was announced that a transition home in Addis Ababa was secured (referred children will be moved there until their parents can come pick them up), as well as two more staff for the work in Ethiopia were hired. We figured some action was going on behind the scenes, but we did not know what that was until yesterday when the "Weekly Update" came out.

The not knowing was a great lesson for me.

Thank You Lord, that You are working. We can't always see what You are doing, but you are ALWAYS at work.

Five families will welcome home six of Your precious children. How that must make You smile!

Lord, watch over our children. Let them know, deep in their little hearts, that their mommy and daddy are ready for them. We have been preparing a place for them like You are preparing a place for us. We don't have a house with many rooms :), like Your Father's house does, but we have a safe place full of love for them to call home. We do not want our hearts to be troubled, but we desire to trust in You. (See John 14:1-4)

Your timing is perfect. Your plan is perfect. Sustain us Lord! Protect our little ones, that are first and foremost Yours.


tishashawn said...

Yes! It is so awesome to see what the Lord is doing! I love seeing the parallels between our Father and his adoption of us and what it means for us to adopt these little ones. Your words express that so beautifully.

Tisha (awaa yg)

Steve & Anna said...

I am thinking about you and praying for you guys! I am praying for your hearts to REST in Him as you wait! I love keeping up to date on your blog!

Kari said...

Thank you for sharing your heart in your beautiful poem! I had to post it in my journal today :) You express the things i want to say, but waayyy better! Praying for you today and the rest of our ET family!
Lots of love,
Kari (awaa)

Bezner said...

Guys, this is very cool. I had no idea you were on the road to adoption. It's good to hear that you are both well and that God is helping both of you through this process. Keep us posted!

Sheryll said...

Hey Marshall and Jill,
I love checking your blog for your updates! God is good! Its been a pleasure praying for you and your sons!
Love and miss ya,