Monday, May 21, 2007

Russian Adoption Update from our Agency

Here is the news that came today from CHI:

May 21, 2007

Dear Friends,

Accreditation Still waiting! At this time, the Ministry states that they are still gathering the necessary signatures from the different Ministries. We remain confident that Children's Hope is in good standing with the Russian Federation and will be re accredited. Unfortunately, no definite time lines have been given as to when this will happen, but we continue to monitor the situation and try to obtain as much information as possible. And as soon as we know anything definite, we will let you know about it!

Please don't stop praying!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

No Update Yet

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we have not heard anything yet. We are still waiting.......

I do ask all of you to continue praying for God's timing in this. Our good friends who are also adopting for Russia have gone over and met their baby boy and still have not received their court date. Every week they have been told that the court date should be coming that week and then it doesn't. This is warring on our friends greatly because they have met their boy. They are continuing in prayer as Romans 12:12 says, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer." Please pray that Coby and I will hold strong to God's perfect time and the fact that He will never leave us nor forsake us in our times of trials. Pray that we will not fear the "adoption unknowns" and rejoice in the fact that our weakness only leaves room for our God's strength to lead us! My favorite verse...John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world!" Praise God for that!
Our love and thanks!