Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Friday, April 6, 2012

Quick Update

Just signing on to give a quick summary update since I haven't posted much lately.

Our Louisiana background clearances finally arrived... yesterday! Hallelujah! Thank you for all those that prayed specifically for this. It has been two months of waiting, but they are here.

Apparently God's timing is everything, because the lack of clearances was holding up our home study... and well this week Steve was promoted to Department Manager at work. In fact today was his first offical day in his new position. If that wasn't enough to praise God about, the VA completed Steve's paperwork and increased his retirement income as a US Military Veteran. So we had two major changes to our family's financial status that required three important documents to be re-done. If this had happened after our home study was complete and our I-800A application sent to USCIS, we may have incurred some trouble, delays and/or more costs/fees. As it is, the timing was just right and our home study should be in the review process at the first of the week. Now to pray for speedy reviews and an even faster USCIS process, once we send off our I-800A.

And while we were waiting on our home study, we sent off our birth certificates and marriage license to be authenticated by the respective secretary of states. Trying to get our Dossier (important documents)vready to send off ASAP because China's CCCWA gave us until June 15th to have our Dossier LID (Log In Date). And I have to be honest, I am really concerned we may not make that deadline. We need a couple miracles in Jesus name.

In addition to paperwork miracles, we still need financial miracles. Tho Steve's income has now increased, it won't arrive over night and we have upcoming financial needs to process these paperwork milestones. So continued prayer is much appreciated.

We do still have three Give Aways going on: Starbucks Gift Basket, Mini HD Video Camera &a  Hand Painted Boston Terrier Purse. See blog below for details...

Thank you all again and hope to bring you more good news very soon. We continue to be awe struck by God and His plans and purposes in this whole Adventure 4 Eli. What wonderful testimonies we will have to share with him about how God brought him into our family. Zoe and I were just talking in the van toda,y how next Easter we will get to share decorating & hunting eggs with Eli which will include the Ressurection story with our wonderful family tradition of Ressurection Eggs. Can't wait! :)

Happy Easter everyone & Prasie to the King of Kings, Lord of lords and Savior to us all!

In Christ's Love,
Sherry & family

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