Mar 2, 2009

Patiently waiting

Yesterday was an amazing day. It started off with a phone call to Steve Emmett who just returned home from Luckyhill. He and his wife are adopting Comfort's friend Saviour. It was great to hear all of the stories about our kids, but it makes it really hard to wait to meet them.
As far as our adoption goes, we think our court date is tomorrow (Tuesday 3/3) and if all goes well and we get the adoption decree in record time, we could be traveling as soon as Saturday the 7th.
After that wonderful phone call, we headed out the door to visit a church near our house. The pastor had invited us to come and introduce ourselves and be prayed for, but the story is much more interesting than that..........A couple months ago Maggie and I were in Costco and we ran into a friend of ours, actually Mark's best friend, Joey, from high school who he lived with during his teen years. With Joey was his friend Mike who's pastor (Brett) happened to be going to Africa soon. Where in Africa? Accra, Ghana, of course! We ended up emailing Brett and we all thought it was interesting that he was going to Ghana and we were adopting from Ghana and we just happened to meet, so we agreed to keep in touch. Last week I contacted Brett and he is going to be in Ghana at the same time we are!! And, Mike is now going to Ghana with him. So, Brett invited us to his church, Riverview Community Church, and we have plans to meet in Ghana to pray over Comfort before we travel.
After the service a man walked up to us and said "Hello, my name is Peter and I am from Ghana" Of course you are!! We have invited Peter to our home for dinner, and we are planning on visiting Peter's family who has a church in Accra.
What is it about Ghana??
A couple more updates:
Due to Comfort's medical issues we have a letter from our Congressman asking for our I600 paperwork to be done quickly (Thank you Andrea!)
Our Congressman also contacted Ghana directly and asked them to process the papers quickly.
We have a letter confirming that Comfort has an appointment at children's hospital at the end of March.
We are praying that these documents will speed things along.
Thank you for your prayers, also please be praying for Pastor Brett and Mike, they leave Wed for Ghana and will spend the time teaching, preaching, and praying for a week in Ho and then a week in Accra. We are believing that many people will come to know Jesus through Pastor Brett's teachings.

1 comment:

Steve and Narda said...

Your children are so wonderful and our prayers are for you to be able to see and hold them very soon!