I haven’t written in a while, mostly because we’ve been concentrating on getting our adoption paperwork in and also working on getting our kitchen redone. We were told it would be done by the end of summer, but here we are, and as far as I can tell, we are no where close to being finished. It’s a little discouraging as I’m going into a busy ministry season, but God’s got it! Just not super fun to have a family of five with no kitchen for the foreseeable future. But on the adoption front, we finally got our finalized home study at the end of August and as I had everything waiting on my desk ready to go for the next step, we had it all mailed out two hours later. So now we are waiting for our approval from US Immigration to proceed, and that could take a while. While we’re waiting, I’ve been getting all the paperwork ready for the the next phase so hopefully we can keep everything moving as much as it depends on us! At this point, it looks fairly unlikely that we’ll be able to get everything done and get him by Christmas, but we’re still hoping and praying.
This weekend I had some great ministry opportunities right in my hometown of Columbus, OH. On Saturday I did a women’s event for Grove City Vineyard which is on the south side, and on Sunday I led worship for all the services at St. Luke’s on the east side. Since I live on the northwest side, it was a lovely tour of the city. 🙂
Seriously, I had a great time with the women at Grove City Vineyard – we’d been talking with them and planning that event for a long time, so it was fun to see it come to fruition! And it was great to be at St. Luke’s as well – love their team, and I’ve done several things with them in the past, so it was good to see everyone again! I’ll be doing a women’s conference there later this fall on Esther.
Keep praying for our little guy’s heart and this whole process! It just seems to take forever, and it’s been really heavy on my heart to pray for his protection and peace, and really keep his health in front of the Lord. We need to get him here!