We got some new pics of our sweetie last week. You know I can’t share full-face shots or her real name until after we’ve been granted legal guardianship, but she had her hair braided and was so excited for us to see it.
I’ve talked about her hair before; how being allowed to grow it out is a tangible reminder to her that we’re coming. I think it’s great that the orphanage’s pastor is allowing her to do this. As he says, her heart is set on it and he can’t bear the thought of cutting it ever again…even though it means more work for him and her. As you can imagine, hair care isn’t exactly easy in a third-world orphanage environment. But they do the best they can with what they have, and I think she looks beautiful.
Still no court date, obviously. I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops when it comes. Until then, please continue to pray for us, for all the same things we’ve asked for in the past:
- For favor with the lawyer, judge and embassy so that the process can happen soon and efficiently.
- Good health for Pearl as she waits for us (they’re experiencing a lot of rain lately, and with that comes an increased risk of malaria).
- Provision for the remaining money we need for in-country expenses.
- Peace and patience as we wait!
“Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.” -James 5:10-11 (MSG)