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Sunday, March 6, 2011

A time to pray

There are rumors - The Ethiopian international adoption wait time could be increased greatly after March 10.  Right now they are rumors
I've talked with several mom's who are very unsettled because of the rumors.  Here's what we know for sure:
  1. Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWA) have made statements that they desire to decrease the number of recommendation letters they write each day.  These letters are required in order to sucessfully adopt. 
  2. There will be talks this week in Ethiopian between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) and court officials.
Does this concern us- YES.  However, Rob and I know what God has called us to do- Adopt from Ethiopia. That is very clear and we will not be shaken. We have a choice at this time- we can believe God's truth- adopt from Ethiopia OR we can focus on the rumors. We are choosing to believe God's call for us to adopt. That doesn't mean we are in denial or pretending the meetings in Ethiopia aren't happening. We know they are but we are believing God will work through the details.

Please join us in prayer- We want to blanket the meetings between MOWA and court officials in prayer.  We are praying that the meetings and decisions made in Ethiopia will align with God's heart for orphans and adoption.

Here are a few verses I will be holding onto this week-
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

James 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

Isaiah 1:17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus


Team Dragovich said...

Thank you for the verses... I will be praying them throughout the upcoming weeks. I know your family's solid faith and trust in God's calling on your life is a great encouragement for many AWAA families right now. If you don't mind, I will also link this post to my blog post for the week.

Take care,

KLT said...

I am grateful for your wise words. I will join you in prayer.

Debb said...

Praying too! Thanks for the verses! They are soothing to my heart......