Friday, March 18, 2011

To God Be The Glory

Well, unfortunately, we did NOT pass court again today-still missing that letter from MOWA. I was definitely disappointed-had my little emotional meltdown-and then decided to press on regardless of circumstances.

God is good and completely in control of this whole adoption thing, so I'm just going to have to trust that this is all in His great plan and for His glory.

Want to know what an awesome God we serve? Remember when we started this adoption, we literally had $190 in our savings account. EVERY step of the way, God has provided exactly what we've needed-exactly when we've needed it. We had just enough to book plane tickets and travel last month and all of our fees are paid up to this point. The only thing left is our final travel expenses and a few in country fees due when we go to pick "R" up.
So wouldn't you know, in the midst of my great disappointment about our court hearing that God would provide some encouragement. Right after receiving the news about court, I signed on to our bank account and there it was-the first half of our tax returns-more than twice the amount that we need to bring "R" home-deposited into our accout today!

How great is that? On the day things didn't go as we had hoped and planned, God reassured us that He's got this. He's got this whole thing under control. He asked us to step out and bring this beautiful girl home and He has completely provided every step of the way.

Then, as a little bonus, when I got in my car to come home (I'd been at work all day) this song came on-the same song that came on in the car the morning we were riding to church and clearly knew that God was calling us to bring home our 6th child (read about that here).

To God Be The Glory
and please continue to pray that our giant (better known as MOWA) will get our letter to the courts sooner than later


  1. So sorry Jess! I was up for several hours with Trevor last night... I thought and prayed for you guys! Of course I had to pray my kid would sleep too :)

    I absolutly LOVE this song and listed to it and their CD yesterday. Always find encouragement in thier songs! Amazed by you two & your dedication, obedience and faith!

    James 1: 2-3 says: Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

    What a great example you two are as you are "tested" during this!


  2. Jessica, so sorry to hear MOWA was still missing but glad part of your return was there today. Hoping they BOTH get completed soon!
    Karen D.

  3. Hi! I have been following your families story for about a year and a half. We are adopting siblings from Ethiopia and have a court date in April. I just wanted to encourage you that you have been an inspiration to us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus throughout the process! We are praying for you to pass court:)

  4. What an encouraging post! I needed to hear this. i just spent the weekend going over our finances in preparation for our first international adoption. Talk about scary!!! But, God is good and He is faithful. Thanks for the reminder!

    Saying a prayer for you today that MOWA will MOVE! :)