Tuesday, December 1, 2009

more prayers for Luke, please

"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show
them they should always pray and not give up."

We are so thankful to all of you for covering our new son's court date last week. As you know, there was some confusion with the Ethiopian calendar and all court cases were postponed. We had expected our appointment to be pushed out another month. Instead, our agency notified us that our case will be heard December 2nd (which here in America is actually TONIGHT!)

We're not sure why other family's dates were postponed longer, and continue to pray that their cases will be heard sooner and pass the first time around. Waiting can be emotionally draining and our hearts go out to them.

Our family is very hopeful that our appointment will hold, Luke's case will be heard, that his paperwork is complete and that we will hear news tomorrow morning that he is officially our new son. Our prayers especially cover his uncle, who will need to travel a great distance and appear in court. We pray that God will give him peace of mind and heart, and provide all of his needs for his immediate family. It's a difficult situation, one that most of us are fortunate to not need to face.

We are so grateful to all of you for supporting our journey this past year through your friendship and continual encouragement. We are so appreciative of your continued prayers for our family and new son.

May God bless you and your family abundantly, and may you know how very dear you are to our hearts (whether we have met in person or not!) We are so blessed by you!!!

Today, I am extremely excited for the future and so very thankful to be LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

In His peace and JOY,

Photograph courtesy of Geoffrey D. Ivey (new lion in Africa, Oregon Zoo)


Dawn said...

Praying for you and Luke sweet friend!!!!
Common courts!!! Keep your word this time.... Please Lord PLease hear our prayers!
Faithfully in HIm,

KT said...

Praying, praying, praying!!! May this be the Lord's timing to open the doors!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! Prayers going on here!!!

chicknboy said...

praying and so excited at this news!!

Blog Owner said...

Oh goodness! I am praying, Amy.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Just said a prayer for you and your family.
~ Wendy

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Praying right now Amy! I saw your comment on Tom Davis's fb, so came on over to your blog. Looking forward to hearing how God has moved and hoping that this is his perfect timing. Praying for your whole family! So excited for you all!