Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pray the Date

Will you join me in praying the date for Ian and Alec to come home to their forever family?

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!

~Stephanie

2 comments:

Molly said...

This makes me hurt just to think about what this couple is going through. Adoption can be tricky enough, I can't imagine having even more things thrown in that are out of our control. We will be praying!

stephanie garcia said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!! We truly appreciate all the prayers. Not much is moving in Haitian adoption right now and it seems like there is bad news around every corner. But we know God is able!!