Friday, December 21, 2007

Another Step of Faith

The LORD sustains all who fall
    And raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to You,
    And You give them their food in due time.
You open Your hand
    And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The LORD is righteous in all His ways
    And kind in all His deeds.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,
    To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
    He will also hear their cry and will save them.

    Psalm 145:14-19

Well we are trusting God to work out some details. We have sent several e-mails to the US Consulate in Liberia and have not received any replys. Also tried several times to call and reach her personally but were unsucessful and her voice mail box is full. Our understanding as to the slow down in adoptions over the past several months has been related to understaffing at the Embassy office with the implementation of many new requirements to complete adoptions. So although we didn't get the information we had hoped, we have went ahead and scheduled our flights to Liberia, trusting God to do what He does best - work out the impossible in a way only He can. The only change from the previous post, is that we will fly out Friday (Feb 8th) night rather than Sunday, so we'll arrive back in Wisconsin on Saturday February 9th (our son Caleb's birthday) raher than Monday. So please join us as we pray for God's mercy and hand of grace to accomplish the "impossible".

Merry Christmas Everyone


Brandi said...

Merry Christmas. . we are praying with you that your cuties are in your arms for Valentine's Day!


Stefanie said...

Kim & Dale,

I will be praying for your family. This must be such an anxious time for your family. I hope that God's timing is perfect.

Stefanie Solt

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Scott and Katy said...

Kim and Dale,
We are praying constantly for ALL of your details. I am not sure if this will be any encouragement to you, but we also went prior to hearing back from Alma. We emailed her our travel itinerary and then asked our congressman to email her on our behalf. When we arrived at the Embassy, Alma had all of our correspondence printed an in our file. She said, "Well hello, I have been expecting you."
She was so helpful and apologized that her office didn't get back to us!
We found out after arriving home that her office had written us back but after we had already left for Liberia.
Anyway, one of our major prayer requests was for favor with Alma and faultless parent interviews. I am praying the same for you.
Blessings to your family and Merry Christmas.
With Love,