Eman is coming home!

February 18, 2012 1
Adoption update. 
Emmanuel's mother was found and agreed to continue the process of adoption. Please remember her in your prayers.  We will probably meet her during our last trip.  This is where it gets exciting.  Our in- country coordinator plans to appear in court by the end of the month with Emmanuel's mom declaring us as his parents.    We will then Travel to Ghana for 10 days to meet our son for the very first time and file I600. 

We will not have nor will we try to take custody of him    We will visit with him and all the other orphans throughout the day .  Though our hearts will be with him 24/7, it's simply not in the best interest for Emmanuel for us to keep him with us when we know that we will have to walk away in 10 short days to return home.

Once the I600 is approved and visas are printed, we will the then go to bring E-man home. The waiting period has been one to two months    So, what's our best guess on when we will have E-man home..possibly the last week in May.

We have seen Gods' fingerprints all over us on so many things this week. Reminding us He is there and has all this lined up perfectly,

We really cant say enough about the wonderful people  at Hopscotch  and our in-country coordinator.  They have been right there for us through this very trying time!  Most importantly, they never stopped fighting for us.  I look forward to a time when our new family can thank them in person.  

I am also so thankful for Jessica and Shannon who have remained strong and supported us throughout this whole thing.  You both are going to be amazing big sisters.

Next steps
  • Pray for Emmanuel's mother
  • Pray for Percy who works on our behalf in Ghana
  • Pray for Emmanuel and his caregivers

Special prayer request
Kathy has to have neck surgery on  Feb 27th.  The recovery time is 4 to 6 weeks.  During which time she can pick up nothing bigger then a gallon of milk.

What can you do?
  • Pray for God to be glorified
  • Keep wearing your shirts-we love seeing those around town
  • Become a both hands sponsor!  This is a work project where we engage others to help us work on a widow's home, while sponsors help pay for our adoptions.   One blessing for the window and one for the orphan. 
  • Your contribution is matched and is tax deductible.  
  • 100% off all money raised goes towards our adoption

Touching and Impacting Lives - Both Hands Project

February 10, 2012 0
Adoption update:   
Things are starting to move ahead once again.  If you have been following our journey, you know we thought we would have E-man home by December.  God has a chosen a different path and timeline for us to follow. We are still matched with E-man, but we are near the top of the referral list.  So, we may  be matched with someone else in the coming weeks.  Which we will have to make a difficult decision at that point.   

We have also joined forces with Both Hands/Lifesong to participate in a unique opportunity to serve the widow and the orphan. 
We'd love to have you as part of our team! To help us work on Beth's house, please come to our kick off meeting this coming Sunday at Valleydale Church in room 101 at 12:30 p.m.  If you want to donate, just follow the instructions in the letter. Thanks for your support!