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Thank you for your prayers. Please keep praying.

Thank you all for the overwhelming response to our last post in which we begged for your prayers. In the last twelve hours, we have felt anew the incredible way God has blessed us with family and friends who support, encourage, and love us with such incredible fervor …. God is so good, and we thank him for all of you.

Unfortunately, the problem we are facing relates somewhat to the level of secrecy that is required of us through this process. As a result, we will be posting nothing but the most generic updates here until we have custody of Shawna and she is finally ours. I know you all are full of concern for us and want to know what is happening, but the risk is too great. We cannot take that chance.

Last night, we spoke to the head of our facilitation team, and he is hard at work on our behalf to overcome this obstacle. It’s a big one, but he is optimistic that it will not affect us in the long run. However, he can guarantee nothing, and we won’t know for sure the full ramifications of this issue for several more weeks.

I have a Bible program on my phone that gives me a “verse of the day” each morning. When I woke up this morning and checked today’s verse, I had a moment of truly feeling your prayers surrounding us. Today’s verse is John 14:18, a verse that has already sustained us numerous times throughout this process: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

Please keep praying for us. We are not out of the woods, nor will we be for the next several days and weeks. But your prayers are working. Your prayers are comforting and strengthening us, and we have faith God would not have brought us this far, would not have allowed us to meet and fall in love with our daughter, if He weren’t going to bring us all safely home.

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Please Pray

Please be in prayer for us, deep fervent prayer, over the next 48 hours. A huge roadblock to our adoption has just appeared, one that we cannot even share here in this password-protected space. (Our parents don’t even know the situation.) But we need your prayers, right now more than at probably any point so far in this process. I am in deep, sobbing tears as I type this. That’s how serious the situation is. Please pray for the grace of government officials and for the will of God to be done in bringing Shawna into our family. We need your prayers. Thank you, and God bless you.

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