Good news first. We had a phenomenal garage sale on Friday and Saturday. We received tons of donations for our sale, had many friends chip in their time to help us prepare for and run the sale, and it only rained a little bit on Saturday. In all, we raised over $2000 that will help bring our child home. Huge success! We don’t have proper words to thank everyone who donated to, helped with, and promoted this sale. We thank God for altering the weather forecast so that we only got a little bit wet.
On the other side of the coin: we received a note this past Tuesday stating that intercountry adoptions in Ghana are temporarily on hold. You can read the US State Department’s official post here. Carrie and I (along with the other families in our program) are upset that this has happened and we’re anxious to see what will happen next. As far as why this happened, we can’t really discuss it here, but, after a conference call with Bethany last week, we are very hopeful that the Bethany Ghana team is hard at work on our and the children’s behalf to get permission to begin processing adoptions again very soon.
So, we’re asking you again to please pray. Today (Monday) is an important day, so pray that Bethany, along with the two other licensed agencies working in Ghana, will be allowed to keep working.
We hope to provide more news later in the week, but for now, pray with us that this is only a temporary pause and that we’ll get back on track soon so we can a) receive our referral and b) bring our child home.
Thank you for praying. This thing isn’t possible without your support and God’s leading, one day at a time.