We will board a plane to China.
I can hardly believe that almost a year ago--I was preparing for Orphan Sunday and it happened.
We Saw Hannah's Sweet Face!
On a waiting child's list.
I believe on that day that there were over 2,000 children waiting for families.
That was just on one list.
God tugged on our hearts, He spoke softly. "She's yours."
So many other people looking for children passed by that sweet face and didn't choose her.
That's because there was a force at work, behind the scenes.
A force compelling us to take a chance--risk our hearts again. Step out in FAITH.
"She's Yours. DO you TRUST ME?"
We took baby steps . . .
We agreed to pray for her to find a family.
We called the agency--was she available?
We completed the application--just in case the other family decides not to proceed.
Then the call--Do you want her file--the other family said, "no".
We took the file--we prayed over the information--we processed her needs--we spoke to 2 different doctors.
Baby Steps turned in walking. Walking changed to running.
Isn't that AMAZING--THAT GOD in His infinite wisdom--knew we would have to led--drawn toward action.
In time--we BELIEVED that this was God at work again.
Then a curve ball came out of know where.
A harmless video at church--describing how "God always has room for one more in his family." Spoken by a 13 year old who had recently joined her forever family.
An email arrived--Can you advocate for this 13 year old--she has the same need as Hannah?
God said--"DO you trust ME? She is yours--I want you to bring home Sara also. She is YOURS!"
Really God? Another child? 2 at 1 time?
God do you know we can't afford that?
God do you know that we won't have many years to teach her about you or to show her the love of our family?
"She's Yours. Do you TRUST ME?"
Ben and I agreeing separately then together. God working in both of our hearts at the same time.
Another race--more paperwork.
Then waiting--for government officials. Finally, All approvals are here.
Still God is whispering, "Do you Trust me? They are Yours."
I don't know HOW God is going to overcome the last obstacles--But I do Trust in Him.
I know a month from today we will leave to go get our two girls--because they are OURS!