An Adoption Prayer Team

Posted: January 29, 2009 in Adoption, God
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It’s hard to believe we are already a month into the new year . . .and perhaps also a month closer to meeting our newest little one? I hope so.

After reading a devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministries a few months ago, I was inspired to start reading through the Bible using the One Year Chronological Bible. The scriptures in this Bible are laid out in the order in which events happened, divided into 365 daily readings. It has been really good to get back into God’s word on a regular basis. I am so grateful for God’s grace and mercy. My hope is in Christ and the promise of eternal life through his death and resurrection. There is nothing more important in this world. It is only through asking forgiveness for your sins and accepting Jesus into your heart that you can experience the gift of salvation. If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I pray you will start seeking him today. Here are some resources to get you started.

We invited some friends from church to join us in praying for our adoption this year. We believe prayer is vital. We are not seeking to manipulate God’s will through prayer, rather we hope that by inviting others to join us on our journey, it will ultimately bring glory to God. So often we are asked how our adoption is going. We keep our blog pretty up-to-date, but not everyone reads our blog. There are times, too, when we have prayer requests we prefer to share only with those close to us.

There have been times in the last month I have wondered how long we are going to be on this journey, and whether we will ever receive a referral. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about our child-to-be. I was encouraged this week by Tisra’s adoption journey – her family had been waiting to adopt through our agency from Taiwan for almost two years. God changed their course and has led them to their daughter…in India! We don’t know what is ahead for us, but we will continue to seek God’s will as we wait on His timing. Thanks for reading!

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Comments
  1. Cindy, you have been so heavy on my mind. I have turned it to more prayer for you! In fact when I was thinking about you today, I read Judy’s blog entry today. Well, wouldn’t you know, you were on her mind too! : ) Even through your long wait, you share your faith, your love for your Savior, and continue to encourage us all!

    Shannon

  2. Judy K. says:

    What a great idea to have a committed group of people to support your adoption in prayer. What a difference that will make in ways seen and unseen.

  3. Sarah k says:

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our story (which I cannot tell most of at this point but will tell it all one day) has been such a learning experience and it has brought us so much closer to God. We have had bad news every week for 10 months and have seen God manipulate all that bad news into a sun ray each time. Though we were ultimately broken a few times on this path, we have watched God give us the strength to endure it all and also give us the ability to move past it and through it. We have been waiting for Jo for 10 months now today! And It has been excruciating! BUT I know he will be home in God’s time! Prayer has been key along with a lot of trust and holding onto the faith that God gave us when we started this journey. Keep looking up and your plea for those lost to find Christ melted my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this so necessary step in life with those out here. Our revival is this coming weekend and your post has just reminded me of how serious this weekend is!!! *hugs*

  4. misty says:

    Our adoption journey was also a learning experience for us as we got closer to God and began trusting His direction instead of our own. Be obedient….stay on the path that God is leading you on. The current path may not lead you to Taiwan in the end but instead may be the ‘scenic route’ towards His perfect plan for you. Keep up the faith!

    Misty

  5. Sara says:

    I think about you so often. My heart and thoughts ache for you. I am praying for you and if you need anything, let me know. You are such a strength and support. Thank you for who you are. All my best, Sara.sofa

  6. Pauline says:

    My husband and I adopted a baby girl from Taiwan. We started the process in January 2007. Our daugther joined our family in April 2008 when she was 9 months old. Afterward, our agency closed its door… You are in our prayer. If you need anything or have any questions, feel free to contact me at anytime, especially when your daughter has arrived here.

    Since our agency closed its door around July/August 2008, we have had to figure things out ourselves like getting the international adoption finalized in the state we live in, getting her new U.S. issued birth certificate, getting her social security, and NOW, the last one… submitting documents to get a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship issued to her…..

    Pauline

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