9.19.12


9.19.12

favor.
one thing we ask of God in and through this adoption process.
as we seek to please Him and obey His Word, we ask that He would look upon us, our family, our little girl with favor.

we have seen favor as we lack only $12,000.

our dossier (adoption paperwork) arrived to virginia last thursday and safely to our orphanage on monday morning.
[confirmed through fed ex tracking via awaa]

the united states has issued us our I-797 form which grants us permission to bring her home when the time comes.

the timeline that played out in our minds was to complete the dossier by december 1.
it was completed mid-september.

the timeline that played out in our minds for applying for
 our I-800A and receiving 
the I-797 was first of november.
it was received this week.

favor.
mentioned in the Scriptures 140 times.
we call on Him on behalf of a precious orphan girl in india.
we don't deserve His favor. none do.
but we seek it. we seek His pleasure. His grace.
He is a good God. 


 "And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. He prayed to him, and God was moved by his entreaty and heard his plea and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God."
2 Chronicles 33.11-13

"The Lord is my portion;

    I promise to keep your words.
I entreat your favor with all my heart;58     be gracious to me according to your promise." 
Psalm 119.57-58

we continue to seek His favor.
we ask that you continue to pray.
pray for her orphanage.
pray for the staff.
pray for people of peace and purpose to see children find homes.