Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
So about a year ago our world was turned upside down. We were offered the incredible opportunity to move to Rwanda and serve at KICS. In a period of 4 weeks, we sold everything, started raising support and got on a plane for Africa. Part of the draw to Rwanda was the fact that we were planning to adopt from there. God had other plans all along. Rwanda closed their adoption program a month after we arrived in Kigali. It is still closed with no real end in site. We have spent the last year praying and researching and trying to understand what God has for our family.
We finally know. We have started the process to adopt a baby boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have been a bit hesitant to mention it here because it seems that every time things seem to start moving with Jack’s adoption and we start to get excited something happens to slow it down again. I guess I have not been able to really allow myself to grab hold of it. Until now. I know how hard it was to wait for Emma and I think that it is my heart’s built in defense. God is in control and knows our baby. I am embracing His providence and love for us.
We have been working with an attorney in Kinshasa, DRC and feel very confident that this is the direction we are supposed to take. We will be flying in a social worker from Germany this fall to do our home study so that we can move forward with our USCIS requirements. While on furlough this summer, we have been requesting and gathering our dossier documents. So much easier than China by the way!
Please keep us in your prayers as we return to our life in Rwanda and add to our family!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Each Sunday during the month of April we have been lighting 17 candles to remember the 17 year since the genocide. It has been so moving because members of the congregation are asked to come up and light the candle in memory of a loved one.
Easter Sunday was such a time of celebration. We celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. While lighting the candles we celebrated that Jesus is in all things and that through Him there is healing and peace. Even when we don't understand and our world seems to be falling apart around us, Jesus is there to rescue us from the darkness.