Monday, March 30, 2009


Well, we are DOWN TO THE LAST MINUTE again! If National Visa Center doesn't expedite our paperwork by this Wednesday, we won't be traveling until the end of April. As of this morning, our stuff was apparently still sitting in a mail room somewhere. So tomorrow I am going to call and hopefully find someone who will help us! Please pray for the hands that our papers will pass through.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tentative Travel Dates

No concrete travel dates yet. They are still in the process of filing all of our paperwork in Ethiopia, and on this end, we are trying to expedite our paperwork through USCIS as well. Our update has been approved here in Fresno, now we've got to try to get this stuff to D.C. as soon as possible, and then on to the Consulate in Addis (that's the trick--regular mail can take weeks to get there). So please PRAY that our papers are expedited all the way there. If that happens, we may be able to leave on April 11. If not, we will most likely depart on April 25.

To Be Continued.........

Thursday, March 19, 2009


We passed court!!!!!!!!!!!! Our agency just called and Grace is officially ours! I'll post more soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Well, court on March 17 in Ethiopia has come and gone, and we did not pass this time. Turns out the court would like a little more background information, and our agency now is working on getting that together. We are kind of in limbo for now... to be continued...

Monday, March 9, 2009

One more week!

We are just days away now from our Court Date in Ethiopia. We would love your prayers for this day. Please pray for all of the paperwork to be there and in order. Pray for the people petitioning on Grace's behalf. Pray that the judge would be healthy that day. Pray that Grace can come home in April!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Donations needed!

As we are getting close to actually needing to start putting suitcases together, I wanted you all to know that there is a great need in the Transition Home as well as the Orphanages for some basic medical/health supplies. If you can donate a couple of any of these items, it would be so appreciated. Inflation is very high there and these supplies can be hard to come by!

They are requesting:
  • multi-vitamins
  • medicines,
  • iv supplies,
  • anti-dandruff shampoo
  • hydrocortizone cream
  • Miconazole cream
  • Candacort cream
  • alcohol swabs
  • gloves, both surgical and disposable

Monday, March 2, 2009

Yard Sale

Our yard sale last Saturday was a huge success. Dan looked out over our driveway at one point and counted about 30 heads! Thanks to all of you that donated "stuff," we are so grateful for your support!