We are football fanatics so the following analogy comes with no apology for the folks out there reading and following us who might favor a different sport, football is "our" sport along with figure skating, hockey, basketball, track/field and we are sure with the addition of three more this list will be growing too!
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There is serious political turmoil in Haiti right now. The elections are not progressing, there is the return of the dictator "Baby Doc" and the potential return of another past dictator. We cannot be certain what any of this turmoil can mean for Haiti, our children, adoption or... Political unrest always leaves uncertainty across many Nations. Our country is concerned with "Baby Doc's" return and how Haiti handles the situation could affect the US and what we as a Country might choose to do. The US has asked Haiti to remove one of the candidates from the election but Haiti has not responded or followed through with the request. Regardless, this is a situation warranting prayer along with so many other prayer needs weighing heavily on each of our hearts.
We know as much unrest that is happening in Haiti there is equal or more in Ethiopia, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, China, North and South Korea and the list goes on. We even have unrest right here in America. We also know if you are reading this there is a tug in your heart for people and we urge you to follow that tug. God is trying to take you by your hand to lead you on a path that you could never imagine and one you will never regret. Maybe it is praying, donating a dollar or maybe donating your time or resources for a cause totally unrelated to adoption. Follow Him, He is the greatest leader ever.
There have been so many scriptures that have been sent to us for encouragement or that we have come across in our daily reading and we would like to share a couple with you.
12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Endure, keep your eye on the prize and remember there is not a trial you will face that God will not be there with you through even into eternity.
|BaBellla, Junior Dr. Bernard and Ruth (Monique's BFF)|
"I AM holding you by your hand - I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, 'Do not be afraid, I AM here to help you.'" God has never left you or forsaken you nor has He left His orphans. He is there holding the hands of our children and He will bring them home safely.
Please pray with us that whatever happens our forward progression "counts".