Tuesday, October 19, 2010

hours, not days

We leave in less than 48 hours! We are mostly packed and just have one or two last-minute errands to run. To say we are very excited would be a vast understatement, and to say we are a little nervous would be right on the money.

Here are a few prayer requests:

-For strength, clarity of mind, and energy to take care of the last few things that need to be done before we go. Both of us are pretty stressed out at work right now so please pray that we could make all the last minute arrangements and have peace about how we are leaving things.

-For Nate and Dexter and their grandparents who will take care of them while we are gone, please pray for fun bonding time and safety.

-For our little boy in Ethiopia, that God will bless him and protect him through yet another transition as we take him from the YWAM Widow & Orphan home to a different children's home in the capital where he will stay until we come back to bring him home.

-For physical and emotional strength for us as we set off on what will be an amazing but challenging trip.

Thank you so much for your prayers! It is awesome to know that we have so many people praying for us as we go.

I will close this post with a quote from our 3 year old. Jon was walking home from the park with the boys and Dexter looked up at him from the stroller and said, "Daddy, when I'm a grown-up, I'm going to help all the boys and girls who don't have mommies and daddies to get new mommies and daddies. God wants me to do that."


  1. So precious! I love love love the hearts of little ones, so perfect. If only we could bottle it up! We are praying!

  2. How precious! We are and will continue to pray.
    Thanks for the specific requests.
    Trusting in God,

  3. Prophetic words? Store them in your heart and ponder them, like Mary did.

    You have wonderful boys! All 3 of them!!

  4. oh, how exciting! Are you going to be able to blog from Ethiopia? I hope so!

  5. Praying for you guys!!! It will be incredible!