Monday, August 15, 2011

Prayers for this week...

Would you please join us in prayer for the remaining things we need to finish our dossier (dos-ee-ay)?  We are down to the final few documents we need to complete it. Some of these require appointments and having other people to complete forms on our behalf. Pray that we will be able to complete these items very soon.

Then we will await the Immigration approval. I called today and we have not yet been assigned an officer to process our application. Please pray that it will be assigned and processed quickly.

Also, pray that Shawna and Lindsay will be able to remain at their Baby House until we can get there in the coming weeks. Because of their age, they are very close to being transferred to a mental institution this fall. The thought of this gives me chills and turns my stomach. We are racing the clock to to get there as quickly as possible BEFORE that happens.

Please pray for the funds and help we need. Pray that God will touch the hearts of those he's calling to help us in this mission. God teaches us throughout the Bible to care for and defend the orphan and the widow.  Not everyone or every family is called to adopt or take in a child, but everyone can help support those who do adopt. That support can take many forms - financial gifts, help, prayer support, childcare, meals, and even encouraging words.

If you feel a tug on your heart to give, you can click on Shawna & Linday's picture to make a tax-deductibe contribution through Reece's Rainbow. There are other ways you can help listed under the "Current Fundraisers" tab at the top of the blog.

One of the books we read for our homeschool study this past year was the biography of George Muller in Bristol, England. I am in awe of the faith he had to believe God to provide for every penny he needed for his mission work. George prayed, believed and God ALWAYS provided! He built and operated orphan houses that served several thousand children over many years. He was a church pastor and directed a mission organization, as well. Never once did he ever ask anyone to give, but he prayed for what he needed and always had exactly that, even if that was only for the day at hand.

We, too, are trusting, praying and believing that God will provide the finances necessary so we can bring these girls into a loving, safe, healthy and forever home. It's not about us, or what we are doing, but it's ALL about God and saying YES to His call and walking obediently in what He asked us to do. We are nothing special, but only trying to do what is right and simply making a difference in the lives of one or two children who would otherwise have no hope.

Thank you for following along with us on this journey.



  1. Carrie, you can count on me for prayers. Your family and your daughters are never far from my thoughts. The saying has been going around "God's got this. . . " Never ever doubt that!