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Monday, November 26, 2012

LOA!!! LOA!!!

I have so much I want to share here. We just got home yesterday from visiting my parents at "the Farm" for Thanksgiving. I have lots of pictures to share from that. And from my sweet Olivia's 13th birthday. But tonight, I will be checking and double checking paperwork to file for our I800 because our LOA's came today!!!!! This is such a land mark moment in a Ch*na adoption. It is their irrevocable consent to the adoptions! And the last big hurdle. Now we have several shorter steps for immigration and travel permission. Hoping we will travel in about 8 weeks or so.  So thankful!

Of course, our other big hurdle is the funds. We have been walking in faith and God has provided so far..... but we have far to go and honestly, sometimes I feel like Goliath is getting right up in my face, but my God is faithful. I trust him. I don't know how he's going to do it. We've worked hard at fundraising, and filled out so many grant applications, loan applications etc, worked overtime, and side jobs.... but this is just bigger than we can do. I'm coming to realize that is just how it should be though. This is God's story, his painting, and I'm just a paintbrush, and in my weakness, and inabilities.... His glory is seen.
 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.2 Corinthians 12:9

So while I might feel like I'm on this wild go-cart ride, and it can take my breath away.... I'm trusting the driver. Hang on, it's about to get really interesting!

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