Time in Kigali Rwanda

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Prayers for sister

This wait is hard. So hard. We received word today that our fingerprints will be expiring and we will have to make an appointment to get them redone. What this means is WE HAVE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG! (in my opinion of course... :) ) It takes 15months for fingerprints to expire... we thought this process would take 6-9 start to finish. Oh how I am hating being so wrong!

Well.. there have been great things that have come out of this process. Lots of valuable life lessons etc. The greatest thing will of course be her.

Each night the boys pray for our dinner. It is sooo cute to hear Oliver (5) pray for his baby sister at the dinner table. Tonight he prayed for "his baby sister that God would give her good food to eat and keep her safe and help her come home soon." Kelton's prayers for his sister are equally compelling. While I love to hear them pray for her my emotions also go crazy as my spirit agrees with their words and longs for her to be home...

Sigh.... soon, please let it be soon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm not a fan of 9am

Well... it's 9 am here in the black hills, which makes it after 5pm in Rwanda, and we haven't heard anything about a referral. I would suspect that since the business day is over there and we have not heard anything that we probably won't today (although I would still love to!). Every day between 8 and 9 my time I am anxious... it's the small hour of time when our caseworker should be in her office receiving notification if there is any... and still within the business day in Rwanda. After 9 when I hear nothing I am sad :(

So... we continue to wait.

Friday, October 16, 2009


"For in this hope we were saved... But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it... patiently." (Romans 8:24-25)

Aghhh... Why does the Bible always have to be right?! :)

We are hoping... patiently.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Prayers Please

Ok... so we've received good news this week. Our process is moving! Yeah! Meds are done and our caseworker in Rwanda is getting things lined up. We are hopeing for a referral next week... hopefully...

We do have a HUGE prayer request though. Things have gotten pretty time sensitive on our end and we really really really really really need to be back from Rwanda by January 6th. This means we have to get a really quick court date after we accept our referral... and really fast paperwork processing after our court date so that we can get travel docs lined up. I have accepted an offer to teach college classes three days a week (I've been waiting for this opportunity for the last three years... :)) And... if we cannot be back by Jan. 6th then I will miss this opportunity... If I can pull it off then this teaching position will likely turn into a full professorship next fall. So we really need to be home by then!

So pray for favor... pray against road blocks... pray for peace for me...


Monday, October 12, 2009

not this week

So... we heard through the blogline (thanks Katie!) that the nuns at the orphanage have made matches for 12 families. Who Hoo!!! Praise Jesus and thank you nuns for your hard work! This is awesome, meaning our family has more than likely been matched with a child. Unfortunatelly we will not get our referral (pictures and information about her)this week. There is still some paperwork to process through the ministry's office at the government level and it could take some time. So we remain anxiously patient for news. Next week... possibily... a couple of weeks maybe. In the meantime we will pray that the minister's office has the manpower and time to finalize the referral information as soon as possible. Prayers please! :)

p.s. It's been 9 months since our dossier arrived in Rwanda... about 15 months since we started... who'da thought it'd take us a year and a half to bring this baby home!!!?? God has/is teaching us some pretty important lessons! :) We are thankful for all of it!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

snow in them there hills

October 8 and the ground is already covered in fluffy white snow. It's beautiful but makes me sad to think that we will have a long winter again this year. A trip in the next month to Rwanda would be nice!!!! :) O how I would love to bundle up a baby girl in snow gear and build a snowman with all my kiddos.


Friday, October 2, 2009

pretty quiet

Just got an email from my caseworker... our POA spoke with the minster's office this afternoon. The report was that the minister gave no information except that their office was still working with the orphanage. I am wondering what that means... I hope that means that they are in the medical testing phase and not still waiting for an initial match from the orphanage. I'm sure that will all the families waiting for referrals right now this is quite a process. I am praying that there are not a bunch of delays ahead!