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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thank you and more prayer requested!

I am overwhelmed by all the amazing encouragement in your comments.  I can't even begin to tell you what they have meant to us.
We are still working on the USCIS issue.  It seems that is may in fact be the National Visa Center's mistake.  Here is the email we received from our Program Director:

Dear Families,


I am working with the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute to resolve the issues both of you have run into. It is early in the day here so I am hopeful that it will be resolved in time for you to have what you need tomorrow. We are praying for you.


In Christ,


Duni Zenaye

Africa Program Director


Please pray with us for a miracle to happen!!!


Also, Paul is sick with a stomach bacterial infection.  He and Nathaniel Mesfin went to the hotel nurse today.  Paul was able to get a antibiotic.  She believe Mesfin has giardia.  Thankfully, we brought an antibiotic with us for him and have started him on it. I am hoping this will help him feel better.  It has been very obvious that his tummy is unhappy (diaper changes have been not to fun).


Please pray for all our health!

Love to you all!


Jori said...

So glad they are working on your paperwork and hopefully it will come out well (and on time!) :):)
Blessings, Jori

Katie R. said...

Praying for you!!! I'll stop right now & pray again! :)

Karen said...

praying for you guys- hope there is a solution soon! hang in there!

Your little man is SOOOO cute!!!


Sherry said...

Praying for your family! God loves to show up in big ways to save the day!! :) Don't you love that He has this opportunity to make Himself known!! Praying for your health and that you would have peace!

Sherry Semlow

Rob & Candy said...

I'm Praying!!
Oh Holly, giardia... you may know this - wash your hands twice (for safety) after diapering and then wipe them with with a wet wipe. it's sooo easy to catch.
Praying you don't get it too

Mary said...

Paul, Holly, Nethanuel - We are all praying for a speedy resolution...missed you today at staff luncheon! But, most of the teaching staff did gather before hand to see all your pictures. We all have our favorites. You are constantly in the thoughts and prayers of so many here...even have people talking about it in Ace Hardware! :) Been reading in Bible study about God appointing and deposing kings in His time...he can certainly move governments and paperwork! Love you all can't wait for you to come home.

Carpenters said...

We'll be praying. I can't imagine what you must be feeling! I'm so sorry to hear that your little one is sick. That's just about the worst feeling in the world. I pray that he'll feel better soon and that you'll be on your way home tomorrow.

With Love,

shawn and tisha said...

Praying for you guys...

Cindy Foote said...

We will be praying for everyone's health. Thank you for keeping us posted. We are also praying for the paperwork issue to be resolved miraculously! He is ABLE!

Cindy Foote

Anonymous said...

Paul and Holly, We have been following your journey and we have been praying for your safe return. We are so excited for your new family. Donna and Tami