Monday, July 19, 2010

won't you pray with us?

Will you please pray with us for 4 beautiful little children in Ethiopia?

You see, they are our 3 nephews and our niece!

Kurt's sister and brother-in-law are awaiting to pass court, AGAIN, for the 3rd time.

Ethiopia now requires 2 trips to Ethiopia, the first is for court. They have been back from the first trip and didn't pass court. Once home, they found out that they didn't pass court the following week. All of their papers are in order, but the issue is with the correct person showing up with the correct power of attorney papers that I guess gives the approval to relinquish the children. This court date is was makes the adoption final in the eyes of Ethiopia!!!!

The children have met their 2 new sisters from Texas and have another little brother waiting for them at home! They were sad to see Christi and Jon and Aliyah and Anna leave. But they know that when they return to Ethiopia, they will be going HOME with them!

In James 5:16, God's word says that the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

In Isaiah 43:2-7, God's word also says When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. for I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, "Give them up!" and to the south, "Do not hold them back." Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth-everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.

And finally, in Isaiah 45;2-3, God's declares I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD!

Will you pray these scriptures over my family today? Will you pray them over EVERY family that is adopting today? God knows their names! He knows their childrens' names!

"...From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do." Isaiah 46:11

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