"Congratulations... your family has reached your Seedling Gift grant goal!" ... Thank you SO MUCH for going “above and beyond” to help more precious waiting children find their forever family"
Woohoo! Praise God we not only reached our $1,000 goal, we exceeded it, raising $1,255 to help more orphans! Thank you to those that gave & may God bless you tenfold!
Brittany's Hope will award us a $2,000 grant to our agency when travel plans are in place. Hallelujah!
Also, we had the wonderful opportunity to Skype with Kai Joseph
Wow! What a blessing!!!
He is such a great kid and we are so blessed to be called his family. We just fell even more in love with him as we watched him and he us. He wanted to meet everyone and see everything. He was so proud of the photo book we sent him, he had to show us every page. It was so sweet!
He asked "When you coming?"
Oh, broke my heart...
Well, yesterday we received word from our agency that our USCIS officer called and said that hehas and is holding our I-800 paperwork, waiting for a signed copy of Kai Joseph's LOA.
Yay! That saves us two weeks time when LOA arrives. Thank you Jesus for a wonderful USCIS officer. Please bless him Father!
Our agency also said they are hoping to hear about our LOA very soon...
China celebrates one of it's most important holiodays this weekend: The Autumn Moon Festival. This will shut China down for a week I am told...
So Lord, we need Kai's LOA this week... Please Father, in Jesus name!
After we receive his LOA, we will email it to our USCIS officer. He will approve our I-800 and forward it to National Visa Center and the US Embassy in Guangzhou, China. That takes approx 1-2 wks for approval, and we wait for Article 5, which is estimated at another 2 wks.
That all goes to Beijing for TA (Travel Approval), which takes about 2-5 wks...
But after we get TA, we will be making travel plans,hotel reservations & buying plane tickets to leave in 2-4 wks!!!
So if you add it up... If we get his LOA this week, we could be traveling to China in 6-8 wks...
Which would put us in China in November, which has been our goal all along.
Praise God ALL things ARE possible to those that BELIEVE!
Speaking of Believe, we are believing God to continue to provide the much needed funds to complete both these boys adoptions and our travel to get there and bring them home. So please check out our Faith Believe Fundraiser