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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Praying for My Blogging Friends
Last night, after going to bed at 1:30 am, I lay in bed for quite some time ... praying for my blogging friends. I want to give you the opportunity, too, to meet my friends, and to pray for them.
Amy ... is an amazing Mama of 11, who is facing difficult challenges through a foster/adopt situation. Please pray for wisdom for the situation, hope for the children, and healing for the family.
Melissa ... I introduced Melissa to you several months ago, as they were raising funds to adopt Misha, a boy from Russia (I think), who was here in the States for surgery. After hosting Misha for 5 months, and raising the full $26,000 to adopt him (a HUGE miracle), the Lord has made it clear that Misha will not be staying with Melissa and her family. Please pray for them this week, as I believe they said "Good-bye" to Misha last Friday. Pray for healing for all of their hearts.
Lanae ... (one of my "real life friends") is in the process of adopting 3 children from Ghana, and their court date is next week. One of the girls, Comfort, has a serious medical condition with her heart, and this past week she has been getting much worse. Lanae has already lined up medical care for her at Children's Hospital in Seattle (donated care, provided by the hospital ... Praise God!). Prayer requests:
1. That the adoption would be finalized on Tuesday.
2. That they could travel immediately to file the I600.
3. That the I600 and Visa be processed in record time.
4. That God would keep Comfort healthy enough to travel,
and that she would make it here safely to the surgeons in Seattle.
5. For peace and wisdom for Lanae and Mark, in this critical time.
Kristin ... is walking through the challenges of adding two children from Ghana, to the five that she already had at home. Please pray for strength to persevere through the tough stuff, wisdom to know how to face each challenge, and peace to know that God DOES have a beautiful plan for this new family.
All of these women are dear to my heart, and have become much more than just "blogging friends". As I said, Lanae is also a "real life friend". Lanae heard that we had adopted 3 children from Ghana, phoned me to ask about our adoption, and we invited her family to come for a visit that weekend. While they live 2 hours away, they have become dear friends, and we look forward to meeting their new children soon. I "met" Amy, Melissa, and Kristin through their blogs, yet the Lord has taken us beyond our blogs. They have each become a special "email friend", in addition to reading each other's blogs. I thank God for the privilege of being able to support and encourage each of these ladies, as they walk through their tough stuff, knowing that they, too, are praying for me and my family.
Praising God for friendships ... both far and near ... both "in person" and "online" ... through blogs, emails, and phone calls.
Thank you for joining me in prayer, for the needs of these precious families who are trusting God as they walk the faith journey of adoption.