Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Littlest Matheny

After multiple visits to doctors, clinics, and vaccination centers, we finally received the needed signatures on the Littlest Matheny’s medical papers. This was difficult and stressful for Little Matheny and his parents, alike, but everyone is rejoicing now because all of his papers have been delivered to the US Consulate and if all goes well, we will have his visa tomorrow afternoon. Yay!

The Lord has been with us each step of the way and we are celebrating Him and giving Him thanks and glory for the great work that He is doing for this family.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another Forever Family

This week we had the wonderful privilege of introducing a little 3 year old boy who is blind to his adoptive parents. The parents arrived on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning we began a very slow process of introducing each family member.

The week has exceeded all of our wildest expectations. After just three days together, Mama is able to hold, feed, bathe, and put the little one to sleep.

Only God does miracles and we have seen Him work this week.

Only God could move in a family’s heart so that they can take a child into their family as their very own through adoption! Only God can take us as we are and adopt us into the Family of God!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

New Baby in the Orphanage

I would like to introduce Wendpanga Mariam to you. She was born on July 22, 2011 at the hospital here in Yako.

Mariam's mother is just 20 years old and she is not well mentally. Her father is 69 years old. This past week, when Mariam's mother tried to kill her by throwing her down on the ground, her father came to us asking for help.

Mariam's long-term future is not sure but for now, we will care for her until she is 12 months old. Then her father will decide whether the mother is capable of caring for Mariam or whether he will find an aunt or someone else in the family to care for her