Have you heard about Ethiopia? I heard recently, and my heart dropped to the floor.
|Our friends the Godwins,
waiting on a court date for their daughter Zoe.
The processing of adoptions from Ethiopia may be cut by as much as 90%!! I think of our friends (pictured above) who are waiting on their baby girl — whose face they know — and my heart just sinks with the memory of how terrible it felt when Ugandan adoption came to a standstill. The bottle necks, the uncertainty, the seemingly endless silence…
|The Lewis family from our town, also in process
to adopt from Ethiopia.
Yes, our family’s adoption delays were orchestrated by God. Yes, every sleepless night and tear-filled day brought us closer to Jesus. Yes, each bit of waiting changed us and shaped us and blessed us. But it hurt. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. And so I hurt for our friends… for every family who will have to wait even longer to hold the children they already love.
Please pray for God to redeem the situation in Ethiopia… for each family in process to be brought closer to God through the wait, for each child to feel His comfort until they are placed into a home, and for the process to be improved because of the talks and changes they are making now.