Well, God moves in mysterious ways. Over the last few weeks He has been moving our hearts in a different direction in regards to our adoption. We came across a little boy, on our agency’s waiting child list, who needs a home. After much prayer, we’ve decided to adopt him. He'll be two years old in September. He was born with cleft lip/palate, but has had a successful surgery to repair his lip.
We haven’t decided on a name for him yet … his Chinese name is An Hu Min. We still won’t be traveling to pick him up for probably another 3 to 5 months. But, now we have a face and a name. It has quickly become much easier to pray for a little boy that we can see. Unfortunately, we're not able to post his photo at this time. :-(
You look at a shift like this from the outside and wonder how we could move to something so entirely different. But, that’s the way God works sometimes. We’ve felt a greater peace about this little boy than we have throughout the adoption process.
If you'd like to support us in prayer, here are some requests...
- Pray that God will protect him in the orphanage and get him the care and attention he needs.- Pray for a special bond to develop over the miles between him and Steve and me.- Pray that our paperwork will get through the China Center for Adoptions quickly and that we will also get our travel approval quickly.- Pray that his adjustment to leaving the orphanage (the only home he’s ever known) will be miraculously smooth.- Pray for patience for Steve and I, as it now becomes just a little more difficult to know there is a little boy who we can call our son, but can’t touch or talk to yet.
Proverbs 16:9 – In his heart a man plans his course, but God determines his steps.
June 29, 2006