Mar 10, 2009

Leaving for Ghana

Is it really here???? Can we really go get our kids??? Well, our court date is scheduled for this Thursday March 12th (Happy anniversary Jen!) and if it goes as planned (all paperwork in order, no snags, judge shows up at court, adoption completed) we will leave for Ghana on the 21st. We have an appointment at Seattle Children's Hospital scheduled for March 31st for Comfort that we made back in February before our first court date was postponed. We are hoping to keep that appointment, but that would mean God would need to provide some miracles in Ghana with our I600 filing and the kids visas. He is a mover of mountains.........
We are praying that we will be able to go and get all of our paperwork done in record time and be back here for Comfort's appointment. If not, there is a possibility we would go and file paperwork and have a long wait, so we would have to come home without our kids and one of us would go back to get them when everything is done. That does not sound like a good option to me. I can't imagine leaving my sick child in Ghana, or my two healthy ones.

Here are our prayer needs: (or however you feel led to pray!!)

That our court date would go smoothly and be done correctly.

That we would receive our adoption decree in a week or less. This is the paper that says our kids are ours. It needs to be processed after the court date.

That all of the packing and traveling plans would go smoothly.

When we get to Ghana we will file for our I600 paperwork at the embassy, usually takes a few weeks to process, but has been done in 2 days with special medical need cases. That is our prayer.....2 days.

As soon as we get the I600 back, we will apply for their visas. Once the application is completed, it usually only takes a couple days to get them back, however they are now trying to have a waiting time between the I600 approval and the visa application. Once again, we are praying for favor for Comfort's medical needs. 2 days time would be great!

For our safety and travel mercies. Mark, Kelcey, Maggie and I are all going. Please pray for our safety, protection from illness, protection while traveling, and that all the details would be taken care of.

On a personal note, please pray for my girls that this would be a life changing trip for them. That they would come to know the Lord on a deeper level and that their compassionate hearts would be touched for the people in Ghana. You can add Mark and I to that prayer also :)

Thank you for your prayers!


Kristin Jag said...

I am and will be praying for you all! I know how the process is, so prayer is a must!!

Steve and Narda said...

I'll be praying for you. I'm so excited for you as well and know you need lots of prayers with how the paperwork goes at times.

Salzwedel Family said...

How exciting! Praying for God to pour out His blessings on you as you travel to get your children.

Rogfam said...

Awesome !! Great way to start our Tuesday, makes the day wonderful. God is so good and it is GREAT to see you holding the kids ! :-)
What a wonderful feeling it must be to finally be together ! Praying for all things to finalize quickly and get you all home, even thou it is cold here...... bring some of the warmth home with you please !
Love you guys, thanks for the update :-)