ADOPTION UPDATE: We're still in a holding pattern... nothing major to report. We did receive a notification this week that USCIS had received our paperwork for the i800-A revision, and had forwarded it to the proper department for processing. We should hear something in another week or two.
*PRAYER: Pray for our kids, that during this time of waiting (when they still don't know we exist) God would be preparing them for life with us, and for this massive transition they are about to face. Pray for us, that we would have patience when we need it, persistence when required, and peace at all times.
FINANCIAL UPDATE: We're just $694 from hitting $11,000! Would you consider sharing our link again to help spread the word? Although the actual date for travel is still fluid (based on approvals and paperwork), we know it will happen this summer, and the cost of that is still a concern for us.
*PRAYER: Pray for our peace of mind, that God will continue to provide what we need, when we need it, and that through this experience, He would be glorified, and we would grow in our walk with Him.
FUNDRAISER IDEAS UPDATE: Last week we proposed a possible walk/run/bike event on one of our local trails, and several friends have been providing ideas for how we can get started with that. For two introverts, this isn't exactly our cup of tea, but we think it has more potential than anything else we've looked at, so we're pursuing it now and will see what comes of it.
*PRAYER: Pray that we would have wisdom in what to pursue and that our cause would be favorably received by those we need to talk to about this possibility. Pray that if this walk comes about, it would honor and glorify God and this story He is writing.
REMINDER: Tell your friends about Little Brother Stories (did you know you can follow our page on Facebook? Search for "Little Brother Stories" and give us a like!), and remind them that all of our proceeds from the book sales go towards the adoption expenses. Available on Amazon: http://bit.ly/LittleBrotherBook.
*PRAYER: If you purchase the book to read to your kids or grandkids, tell them about the "real life" little brother - and his 4 sisters - that will receive a family. And as a family - please pray for ours.