We are happy to say that the final paperwork has been filed and now we are just waiting for approval to go ahead and get visas! It's a very important and exciting step filing the i600, and its a step we have been patiently waiting for. Yet for some reason instead of being overjoyed I just feel so far from having him in our arms. Somedays I feel like he is slipping away, like he's not even ours anymore. I think I am feeling this way because we thougth for sure he would be here by now. According to our agency we could have him anywhere from Sept -Nov. Now its hard to admit but he may not even be home before Christmas. This is hard as we have family who really wanted to meet him and will likely not be able to for a while now. I know we are SOOOO close and I need to just trust God and his amazing timing. If he is not home before Christmas we will most likely be traveling the first of the year. thats not too far away:) If you can pray specifically for our process pray that our i600 gets approved next week and can travel a few weeks after that.
Another prayer request.....there is conflict going on in Congo that could start another war. Its absolutely horrible what they are doing to the innocent people in this country. Our son is in a safe place as of right now but with the risk of a war who knows how that will affect everything. My heart hurts for these people and wish there was more we could do. I will include an article below. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CDEQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kansascity.com%2F2012%2F11%2F20%2F3927734%2Ffall-of-goma-in-eastern-congo.html&ei=dzasUJCXK6eAiwLa-YGYCg&usg=AFQjCNGGqunl7RXksDCr-pn6U7mjBuIc4g
On another note the Gillette Summer of Hope program is in its beginning stages right now and if there is anyone who would like to know more about it please contact me! We did a presentation at our church this weekend and had a good response to the program. We will be having an informational meeting the on December 1st 2pm at High Plains Community Church. Come and see what it is all about and how you can be involved. Its an amazing ministry!
Ill keep ya posted on our travel time! Happy Thanksgiving!