We just received word from our family coordinator that our appointment is in Haiti on Tuesday, February 5!!!!! We are leaving for Haiti on Saturday February 2. Whoop, whoop!!! I can't believe we are actually going to get to meet our kids.
We have a few weeks to organize all the supplies we are taking down to the orphanage with us. The response from our church family has been overwhelming, thank you church family for all the wonderful donations! What a blessing that will be to us and to them when we unload all the things that we are bringing for them. I have flights to book, gifts to gather together for our precious children, and a bunch of other busy work to get done. Please pray that God would give me a spirit of calm during this exciting time. I'm a rather emotional person (in case you didn't already know) and there have been a lot of happy jigs and excitement going on. Joe isn't such an emotional person so I have to try to bring it down a notch. Are you kidding me, bring it down a notch.....?!?!? this is way too exciting, so I told Joe that this time he's just going to have to deal with my high!!!
Be in prayer for us during this time of preparation. Please also pray for our kids, all five of them, the ones we will meet for the first time and the ones staying state side.
Yiiiiipppppeeeeeee we're going to Haiti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
We are no longer orphans because of what God did for us. With one simple act of obedience our sins were forgiven at the cross. So what are we doing with the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ? Our family has decided to take a step of faith and do what He's called us to do, to take care of widows and orphans. Our journey starts with adoption.