Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We are off!

We are packed.  We are ready.  We are off to the last night of sleep in our beds and then onto the journey that we have been waiting for a long time to happen!  We get to see little b&b!  We get to hold  precious b&b!  My heart is brimming with excitement and full of joy!

We are so humbled by all the people that have supported us and are praying for us.  THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Here is a few prayer requests -

Please pray for a safe, smooth flight and especially for our kids to have patience and that we have fun as a family on the plane ride.

We will meet b&b for the first time on Saturday morning.  Please pray that their hearts are being prepared and that we will bond in a special way this week.  It might not look like anything - if fact, we are prepared for there to be some push back on the twin's part, but I believe we serve a big God that has things all under control and that he is working on all of our hearts even right now before we have met them.

On Monday the 16th we have court.  Please pray that we pass court while we are still in Africa.  We know it is possible that we might not (which is not a big deal for those of you who are not familiar with adoptions in Africa right now).  Please pray that our MOWA letter is in because that is likely the thing that would hold up passing court if anything does.

Please pray for health and safety while we are in Africa.

And, please pray for our eyes to be open to see what Jesus wants us to see in Ethiopia.

Finally, pray for what ever the Holy Spirit leads you to pray for ... God is so much bigger than my prayer list, who knows what He will be calling his people to pray for :)

We are praying for our family and friends at home as well as the Christian Alliance for Orphans that is happening in Louisville KY this week/end.  What an awesome time it will be!  We have friends leaving for there tomorrow.  We're praying for you - and can't wait to hear how your week/end together at the conference went!

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Praying for you! Sleep tight!

Katy Bohannon said...

Praying for your sweet family. So excited for you!

April Dorry said...

Rachael,
I am not sure why I have never gotten you blog updates but I will check into how to fix that. We have been thinking of you all so much and pray for the boys nightly. I know this is a venture that is full of details and spare moments are likely few and far between but please call us when you are home and have a chance to update us on the progress. And until then, know that we LOVE YOU ALL...ALL NINE OF YOU! God is good and with Him, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Much love and prayers, Tim and April