Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Our girls are healthy and doing well. A recent stomach flu passed through the baby nursery. 15 out of 18 babies were sick. Daphna and Grace were two that remained healthy!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!
2008 was quite an adventure, we can hardly wait for what 2009 has in store for our family. Some rather discouraging news on medical visas. Apparently the American Embassy in Haiti is getting reluctant to issue visas for children who are in the process of being adopted. There has been some problems with children not returning when the visas expire and the adoption is not completed yet. As of last week getting Grace to our home for treatment has began to look doubtful. It is possible that she can go somewhere else in the country with a family willing to host if suitable people and medical care can be found.
We are definitely looking to God to do His will here, so please be praying that His perfect plan for Grace would be done. Who knows, maybe He has plans for her in His kingdom in another family for awhile before she come to us? Our responsibility is to wait patiently and watch and listen as His will is unveiled at the proper time. Oswald Chambers spends some time in his book "My Utmost for His Highest" exploring what it means to wait quietly and patiently for God to move and then always be ready to go when He asks. That is our prayer right now, that God would give us peace and calm as we wait.
Our dossier is moving through the appropriate offices in Haiti. All seems well and on track as far as the adoption goes. Word is that Daphna is moving around great and is happy as anything with all the kids in the orphanage. Apparently Grace is beginning to use her hands a little bit, and is interacting (smiling, cooing etc.) with others. These activities are great indicators of proper developmental progress for a 5 month old- so we continue to pray for her health and body as she grows.
Thanks so much to all who have been praying for us in the last year, and God's blessing on you all in this new year.
What an awesome and surprising God we serve!