Showing posts from July, 2012

We are home!!

So many, life changing events have occurred over the last several days, it's hard to try to put them in simple words. We pray God has been glorified.  In order to provide some perspective, I thought it might be good to provide a day by day account of our adventure. I also added a few videos which may help provide some perspective.

Friday-we arrived at the Ghanaian airport and our plans were changed.  The decision was made for one of care givers to bring Eman a local restaurant other than us going to the orphanage.  So, we sat at Southern Fried Chicken and waited to see our sweet little Emmanuel.  I couldn’t help but to laugh, at where this was happening.  My extended family grew up eating Kentucky Fried Chicken at every big family event and somehow it just seemed fitting.  Kathy and I had not seen him in seven weeks and this was the first time the girls would have the opportunity to meet their baby brother.   The car pulled up and we were out the door.  He was quiet as we hugged hi…

The time has come...

I am not exactly sure what to write at this moment. I am overwhelmed by so many things.  There is still so much to do, but tomorrow at 4:00 PM, we board a plane bound for Africa. The primary goal is, to bring Emmanuel James Compton home forever. On Friday, we will host a going-away party at his orphanage. On Saturday, we will visit another orphanage and deliver supplies, followed by family time at the beach. Our Sunday, will be spent at the local market. Monday we will begin our journey home through Amsterdam.   We will stop in Memphis Tuesday evening, to give Eman a break from traveling.  On Weds the 23rd at 10:00 AM, Eman will officially be in Birmingham.
What a ride this has been!  We have been touched by the prayers, support and sacrificial giving. Early on, we realized this is much bigger than our family.  This is a task only God could do!  I also love how he did it, in such a way, only he can get the glory. Our task was not to stand in his way!  Amazingly, the blog has had over 1…

Road to the orphanage

This video was taken by Sohrab Beheshtipour in Eman's Orphanage.

Almost Home!!!

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