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Friday, February 13, 2009

Pray the Date: June 24

Most of us have heard of the "save the date" invitations that are popular now for upcoming weddings. But today I'd like to suggest a "pray the date" instead.

In communicating with LaWanna, Ian's nanny, I learned that she will be in Haiti until June 24. I am so thankful that Ian will still experience her loving care for several more months. After that, however, I feel it is so important that he not be transitioned into yet another person's care - but that instead he and Alec both would transition directly into coming home.

And so that is my specific prayer now ... that God would bring Ian and Alec home before June 24. This would be before LaWanna leaves; before our I-600 expires in July and we would have to renew it; before our homestudy expires in October and we would face the enormous expense of flying another social worker to Chile.

Please pray. Please, please pray ... and know that there are other concerns expressed in private that cannot always be shared publicly. There is much that weighs on our hearts and minds during this time of waiting and not knowing the outcome. Yet we choose to trust that God is bigger than all of these circumstances and that He will fulfill His purpose in bringing Ian and Alec home!


Rebekah said...

I was coming over to leave a note telling you I am praying, but this is even better. I will be praying for June 24 every time I think of you!

Terri Fisher said...

We will pray to this end now, Steph, and I will post a link to your post on my blog. We love you!

Carolyn said...

I'll be praying!

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

praying for you and all who wait ... it is a tough ride!!!

Deborah said...

I will ab-so-lutely be praying this date, that God's will for you and your boys will be beautifully rendered.

Love you!