Monday, March 7, 2011

we need you

i'm going to get straight to the point here.  we've been told that shy of miraculous intervention from the lord, we will not pass court on friday.  as you might have seen in various reports over the weekend, officials in ethiopia just made some drastic changes to the process of approving adoptions, and if upheld, those changes will have immediate and dire effects on adoptive families and the children who so desperately need homes. for example, it's our understanding that if our case isn't approved on friday, we enter an indefinite waiting period that has the potential to stretch into 2012.  difficult news when we thought micah would be home in birmingham this month.

these changes have been described by many as direct attacks on adoption as adoption paints such a beautiful picture of how the lord himself has adopted us into his family.  and the only way i know to fight such an attack is through a united front of prayer.  that's where we need your help...

starting tonight - even now - please join us in praying intently for these things:
  • that the hearts of the presiding officials will be softened and bent toward the children and families affected by these changes
  • that the sudden and drastic changes to the adoption procedures in ethiopia will be reversed
  • that our family and the other families we also know who are trapped by these changes will be encouraged and strengthened
  • that our attorney will feel a sense of urgency to fight for our case
  • and that through god's power and for god's glory we will pass court on friday and that micah will finally and legally be OURS.
do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to god. 
-phil. 4:6

11 comments:

The Weathers Report said...

Joining you in prayer!!!

Jason Mayo said...

Mine and Sarah's prayers are for you. We love you guys!

dsmcculloch said...

definitely sending up prayers from my Sunday school class and us as well! Love you Sarah & David

r><> said...

we are praying for you.

Leslie said...

Praying!

Lacey Barnwell said...

Praying praying praying friend!!!

Giann said...

Prayers my friend!!!

Lola said...

Know that we will most certainly be in prayer starting right now. David and Lola

Anonymous said...

You can be assured I will be praying for you. God is good and He is in the miracle business. Remember - When you can't see His hand, trust His heart. Love, hugs and prayers,
Gena Turner (JT's Mom)

Anonymous said...

Charlie and I are lifting all of you up in prayer! Vickey Pierson

Carrie said...

And God said,

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9 (New International Version, ©2011)

Be strong in your faith, for what we may see as a door closing, He sees as an opportunity to open a door to richer and wider blessings. We know this impossible problem is no problem for Him. But, should He close this door (and we pray He doesn't), HE is still in control, HE has views into eternity and HE will use this situation for HIS Glory. Praying that God's will be done and that you and Josh have hearts filled with peace regardless of God's answer. We love you guys. Aunt Libby