Thursday, March 29, 2012

DTR 19 months

Sorry I didn’t blog last month, but there was not much to say. This Last month there was some things that have happened in Rwandan adoption program that has not been good. There was one family received a referral of a child under “unusual, and unethical” circumstances. The rippel effect of this is that now Rwanda is threatening to not process any more adoptions until they become Hague compliant. Our P.O.A. has been working very hard advocating for our adoption these past couple of weeks. This could possible mean the end of our Rwandan adoption. We haven’t given up hope yet, and God has been faithful to continual remind us of His peace and encouragement. For my devotions in the morning this year I have chosen to read out of a book called “Daily Light” by Bagster/Lotz. Each morning there is a collection of verses to read, here is what I read on the morning of March 25

                                                     “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5)
So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Heb 13:6)
     Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. (Gen 28:15) Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. (Deut. 31:6)
     Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world. At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me. (2Tim 4:10, 16-17) When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me. (Ps. 27:10)
     Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matt. 28:20) I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forever more. (Rev. 1:18) I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18) My peace I give to you. (John 14:27)

And day after day after day He continues to encourage and strengthen us. We are also so thankful for all of those who have been praying with us through this difficult time. We are excited to see how God works in and through this situation to bring honor and glory to Himself.