Saturday, July 24, 2010

God's provision and Update

Quick Update:
I mailed a copy of the Immigration approval form with my notarized statement of authenticity to the Secretary of State of TX for authentication on Monday and it arrived today (7/24/10).  I will mail it to the Chinese Consulate on Monday for their authentication.  Then, once I receive that back from the Consulate, I will send all our information to our caseworker.  She will then go over all the documents and have them translated into Chinese.  Once that is completed (which she said typically takes about a month), the documents will be submitted to China and we will received a log-in date.  And the really exciting news?!  Once we receive a log-in date, she can begin to look at the waiting children lists for a child for us!! 

God has been using the adoption process in my life to demonstrate to me His love and provision. He has been with us every step of way, but has recently chosen remind me that it is all according to His design.  As we have struggled over the past months to save money for the adoption, cover our monthly expenses, and navigate all the paperwork, He has been ever faithful to provide for our needs in so many ways. About a week ago, several people told me that they had specifically prayed for our finances and timely return of paperwork.  Our awesome God answered those prayers as only He can by allowing our immigration form to arrive just a week after our biometrics fingerprinting was completed (which is exceptionally fast for the Federal Government), and we heard from Life Song for Orphans that they would be making a decision about our loan within a couple of weeks which perfectly coinsides with when we will need funds, coincidence? Of course, not!  God working? ABSOLUTELY!  I cannot thank and praise God enough for all He has done for us!

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts. . . .
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."
Isaiah 55:8-9, 11


  1. Oh my, in about a month you could seeing you childs pic for the first time!!! I am so excited for you both! God is good!!!




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