Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Psalm 82:3

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


We just wanted to provide a quick update as we received an email yesterday from our case worker regarding some potential changes.  Nothing has been confirmed yet, but there is speculation that the Ethiopian government is considering a drastic reduction in the pace in which they approve adoptions.  This could extend our wait time significantly so we ask for your prayers.

Please pray for those making decisions there - that they would find a balance between the right amount of regulation and the interest of the over 5 million orphans.  Pray for us as well as this feels like quite a blow.  Hopefully we will be able to post a positive update soon!


Amber said...

Thinking of you guys today!!! :)
Praying God will show you His plan SOON!!

Anonymous said...

We're praying that God will give you peace and hope during this time. Is. 49:23b ...those who hope in the Lord will not be disappointed. ~Steve & Jan

don and sara said...

This felt like quite a blow to us as well- when I heard, I immediately thought of you guys. I've found some comfort in the follwoing verse:

"The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will." Proverbs 21:1

Praying that God would turn the hearts of those in authority over in Ethiopia and praying that God would give you comfort as you wait.

Kate said...

well that sucks.
we'll be praying specifically for this. keep us posted.