Time for a little update, to keep you all posted on how things are going.
- We’ve chosen and hired a Ugandan lawyer, who is really impressing me with the frequency and professionalism of his communications. He seems to be very confident in how our case will proceed, and I find that encouraging, to say the least.
- I’ve been given the gift of an “adoption mentor” who has been through the process twice, and her Ugandan daughter is about the same age as our Pearl. She has already been a great source of encouragement and help!
- We’re still in need of about $3,000 to cover the remaining travel expenses. Fundraising has been s-l-o-w, however, I did have a couple of Valentine cake-decorating and face painting gigs that raised a bit of money.
- I can’t remember if I posted about this before, but we can now give donors tax receipts! If you’ve been waiting to give because you needed a receipt, please let me know and I’ll give you the details on how to do so.
We really need your support and especially your prayers as we come closer to bringing our daughter home. Here are the things we ask you to join us in praying over:
- Obviously, the remaining funds. I know that God owns everything, and this amount is like pocket change to Him. He can provide it. I trust that He will!
- Whether to step out in faith and have the lawyer go ahead and schedule an April court date.
- For the outstanding paperwork to be processed quickly and properly.
- For Pearl’s health and safety during the wait, and for her heart to be encouraged.
- For Ugandan adoption, in general. There’s been some talk that international adoptions from Uganda could be shut down because of corruption in the system there. While the corruption generally occurs with infant/toddler adoptions, closing down would affect everyone and really hurt the older orphans waiting for their new families. (I can’t even let myself think about that happening before we can gain legal guardianship of our Pearl!)
- For wisdom and guidance in arranging our travel and lodging plans.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and for all your support! One of the biggest blessings of this process has been witnessing firsthand the kindness and generosity of others. There are still a LOT of good people in this world — don’t let the enemy convince you otherwise!
“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Ps. 34:1).