Friday, May 23, 2008

NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!!!

Today, JCICS did make their announcement for “A Child’s Right Campaign for Vietnam”. You will see on their web site specific instructions for contacting your local state representative. They even give you a link to finding your states contact information. It will take cooperation for all adoptive parents if this is going to work. Anyone can make the call – your friends, family members, you don’t have to be an adoptive parent to participate!
Please read through the entire announcement on their web site as it asks you to call on specific days as well as send an Email. You will also see that the recommendation of JCICS that when the new MOA is signed that they include in it that families would only be allowed to work with Hague accredited agencies. Please get the word out to everyone! We do feel that this is a very important initiative and is vital in the US signing a new agreement before September!!!!
I Here is the link to the JCICS web site where you can read about the Child’s Right Campaign.
http://www.jcics.org/Vietnam.htm

Monday, May 12, 2008

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform
He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides up on the storm
Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs, and works His gracious will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, the clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break in blessings on your head,
His purpose will ripen fast, unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower
Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan His work in vain
God in His own interpreter, and He will make in plain

This is the song that we sang last night at Church. The song went with the lesson that was prepared. I really didn’t feel like going back to Church last night. This crazy weather has my sinuses all messed up. I am so glad that I went back last night. I feel like it was really meant for us. The heart of the lesson was when we ask God for things-that sometimes we wait longer to receive what we’ve asked for. Things just aren’t handed to us that would just be too simple. God wants to make sure we are ready to receive the blessings that he has prepared for us. I did take a lot from this lesson because I’ve been talking to God lately and asking for His help. We are considering doing a con-current adoption. We want to make sure the time is right and this is the path that we are supposed to take. I don’t want to make a decision right now because I feel like I would be making it all for the wrong reason. We do know that we will wait until we feel like the door is completely closed for Vietnam. Right now we don’t feel this way. There is still hope and we are willing to wait it out. If they tell us that the program will be shut for a while this is when we will start our con-current adoption. I pray daily that there will be a resolution to what is going on between the US and Vietnam. I pray daily for the families who are so close on the list to receive a referral before September 1st. I pray for the families who have been giving a referral and who are waiting to travel. I have met thru this blog some of the most encouraging ladies. I feel very blessed to have such an opportunity to meet each of you. I do believe that if God shuts this door another will be open. If that time does come-we will move on. Like the last verse of the song says-God is His own interpreter, and he will make in plain. When the time comes we will know His plan. I think the song says it well. The Bible verse associated with this hymn is Romans 11:33
Oh, the depth of the riches, the wisdom and the knowledge of God.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Let our voices be heard!!!!!

I know we all got the email from Nicky about Ethica. If you have not checked it you should. Here is the link http://www.ethicanet.org/item.php?recordid=vietnam&pagestyle=default
I know many of you have already sent letters in the past few months. We should all send them again. We have nothing to loose and everything to gain from it. Lately I've been posting a few quotes and verses from the Bible. Every morning on the way to work I pass a laundry mats billboard. So I will share this today. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

When you are down to nothing
God is up to something

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Today I came across a Bible verse that I felt like I should share. After reading it a few times, I realized that we need to hear this over and over again. God's plan for us is bigger that we can ever imagine. The verse I'm speaking of is Jeremiah 29- 11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.