Monday, August 20, 2012

Adoption Update: Waiting in Hope - 8.20.12

 

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. -Romans 8:24-25

We heard from the agency today: WE ARE OFFICIALLY A LICENCED ADOPTIVE HOME!

The Lord has been working so many blessings in our life lately, this one is just the icing on the cake.  Within the last month we have celebrated my grandmother's salvation, my sister-in-law's baptism and had numerous other blessings and discipleship adventures.  There are so many friends and family members whose salvation we pray for, but we now shift to the miraculous thought that we will have more children very soon that will need to hear the gospel as well.   We know the Lord is working in this process because the caseworker who was to be assigned to our family is leaving the agency instead.  She is burnt out and needing time with her husband away from the emotional burdens of social work.  As we pray for her reprieve, we know God has someone who is been divinely appointed to our case and will lead us through the mysterious road ahead.   Tessie is now 3 and desperately desires siblings to play, work, learn, grow, pray, and smile with. She prays for "the brothers and the sisters" daily and dreams of all the adventures they will share.  Our friends, family, and church continue to show support and encouragement as we await any news from the agency.   Surprisingly, the waiting has not been a burden at all as the Lord graces us with patience and the hope of joys to come. We ask for prayers that God's will be done in the expansion of our family since it is in His loving hands.

Other updates:
~I have reopened my Etsy shop with new and revised items: Saved by Grace . Tessie enjoys helping me with the projects and it gives me an outreach for witnessing opportunities for people all over the world. We pray our efforts, though meager, will be a blessing to others.
~Our summer garden is coming to an end (only pepper plants still producing) as we welcome the coming of autumn.  We have begun our fall planting (pumpkins, acorn squash, carrots, broccoli, and lettuce) and are praying for a wholesome harvest!

I will continue to update you as the process is revealed to us. =)


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