Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Our appointment went well today. It's amazing to read your encouraging words each time we get to check our email. We got several messages for you all saying people woke up during the middle of the night to pray for us during our appointment since it was 3 am there. That meant the world to us. I can say those prayers where answered without a doubt. The meeting was tough but as soon as we saw HIM we knew HE was ours. We honestly reached for the picture at the same time as they were shutting the binder! We need your prayers for the rest of the journey. We know that we have many more steps to go before HE is ours. We are only beginning the process by selecting HIM. We pick up the paperwork to meet HIM tomorrow at 5 pm. Then we leave on a train that leaves around 7pm to go to Donetsk region. It is along the Russian border. It's a 12 hour train ride. We will ride all night. When we get there on Thursday morning they will take us to the orphange to meet HIM.

Many more details to come as we are allowed to share. They ask that things stay private until things are legal and he is ours. Please pray that day comes soon...


  1. Great news! We were all standing around today at bus duty and all talking about your appointment. We were all so excited to get home and see who God has planned for you and Tyler. At least now we know we can say HIM. Can't wait to follow you along the journey. Stay safe and continue to trust our amazing Creator. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you!

  2. Great news!!!! Praying with you, can't wait to hear details when you're able! Love all 3 of you!!!