In the last few days my heart has been troubled and here's why:
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWA) has stated a desire to reduce the number of recommendation letters they write each day for families in the court process. The number of recommendation letters have already started to decrease and we anticipate this will continue over the next few weeks as the court, MOWA, and other entities meet to discuss MOWA’s desire to decrease the number of recommendation letters they write overall. Rumors are they want to decrease by 90%.
So all of a sudden I find myself discouraged. But this morning the Lord reminded me through prayer that He has called us to do this, He is not surprised by this new turn of event and that He is powerful enough to change the "king's" heart. He could INCREASE the number of approvals by 90% if He wanted to! So my anxiousness has now turned into prayer and discouragemnet into excitement to see what God's plan for our family is.
"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases."
Even as this continues to unfold, we know that the Lord places the lonely in families, and that the enemy does not want to see this happen. Please pray that God will break down the strongholds set up against adoption, and that His Spirit will direct the decisions being made in the coming days and weeks in Ethiopia. Pray for all of the families and children affected by decisions being made and that they will experience God’s peace and comfort through this time.
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3
Our little boy Caleb doesn't need to be told twice when Daddy tells him to go "put on your boots"! He doesn't know where he's going, doesn't know how long it'll take or how much it will cost; All he knows is Daddy asked him to go spend quality time with him and that's all it takes for him to obey. We have heard the same request from our heavenly Father concerning adoption. We are embarking on this adoption adventure with Him not knowing the where and how; All we know is God wants to spend quality time with us and teach us who He is on a deeper level.