In God’s Care

17 Aug

I (Heather) have battled a nasty cold this weekend.  While resting this weekend, I have said many prayers for Colin.  I have pondered over how God has led us in the past month since we have met Colin…and in 7 weeks since we first received his referral.  God is miraculously providing for us as we wait to bring Colin home.  We have been so grateful for the donations that friends, family and even strangers have given to help fund Colin’s adoption into our family.  We are thankful to God for sustaining us and helping us through this waiting time when our longing for our son is sometimes incredibly difficult to bear with God’s amazing strength.

Today, we were blessed through a special offering given at the church where I grew up and where my parents still attend in Tennessee.  According to Dad(Alan & I weren’t there), Brother Artie preached a very special sermon which talked about our adoption as believers into God’s family while also discussing the miracle of adopting children.  Mt. Hermon has been so precious to us during the past couple of months.  We were visiting there a few days after we received Colin’s referral when we were seeking God’s wisdom and direction whether this was indeed the child He had planned for us to love.  The church members at Mt. Hermon have bathed us in prayers and love.  Perhaps God will also speak through our story to draw a family there (or maybe a family we’ve met through the internet community even!) to adopt some day.  We are praying that every step of this journey will be to God’s glory.  (Update:  We received about $1555 in gifts from the Mt. Hermon love offering, including some gifts given after Sunday’s service.  Praise the Lord!)

 This week $200 has been given through our Lifesong Adoption Fund.   We are thankful for the families who gave last week.  Our deadline for Lifesong is September 16th.  We will keep you posted on any more gifts made through Lifesong.  If you are interested in giving a tax-deductible donation to our adoption fund through Lifesong, you can click on the page tab at the top of this page.

Please join us in praying that the government officials will release the information on our son which is required for our facilitator to write our Petition to Court.  Pray that this information will be released this month so that our facilitator can write our Petition quickly and then give it to us to sign, notarize, apostille and return to our region to be submitted with our court documents.  Once our Petition is submitted with our documents, we will be considered for a court date.

This evening, the sound of children playing draws my ear as I walk with Alan and MacBeth.  Our doggie’s step picked up when we neared the children and she was as gentle and good as can be as they pet her.  It would be so wonderful to have to taken our little Colin on a walk tonight and then been able to get him ready for bed…It is breakfast time where Colin is and we pray his tummy will be filled and he will have a good day…Father God, please watch over our son and may You comfort and love on Him today while we are apart…May we soon be reunited with Colin as his mama and papa.


2 Responses to “In God’s Care”

  1. Teresa August 18, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Hi Heather,
    I hope your cold gets better fast! Praying that you hear news really soon to be reunited with Colin. Thanks so much for your warm comments on my blog!
    Take care…Teresa

  2. Michelle August 22, 2008 at 9:42 pm #

    Praise God for the money coming in. He does provide. Has the paperwork gone through? I hope your over your cold.

    I also wanted to let you know I tagged you on my blog. Check it out. 🙂

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