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Remembering Uganda: A Plea

August 7, 2013

We are telling our adoption story by posting a series of emails that were sent while we were in Uganda in July & August of 2012. If you have made your way here because you are thinking about adopting from Uganda or are in the process, please know that the process is very different now than it was in 2012.

Sent August 7, 2012
I prayed 2 Chronicles 20:15 (“for the battle is not yours, but God’s”) over Tim this morning as he was preparing to leave for the embassy, pleading with God to fight for us and for our kids. Words cannot express how grateful I am to tell you that God heard and answered our requests:

-Our documents were stopped before they were sent to Nairobi.
-An embassy official agreed to look over our documents for a second time today, and when she did, she found the document our attorney told us must have been overlooked the first time, causing the determination that our kids do not fit the definition of “abandoned.” She translated this document (it was written in Luganda, possibly the reason it was overlooked), flagged it and will submit it to “M” (the official who did our interview yesterday) for review.

Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY:
-Since “M” is the one who denied our visas, he has to be the one to look over our case again and reconsider issuing our visas. There is still no procedure or protocol that obligates “M” to look over our case again before sending it to Nairobi. God will have to move his heart to have mercy on us, take a second look, grant a second interview and reconsider issuing us our visas.

The embassy official Tim talked to this morning said “M” is in non-immigrant visa interviews all morning, and he will not have a chance to look over our file until this afternoon. She said she would call us once she has talked to him. We will keep you posted.

God has proved over and over that He is powerful and able to bring about His plan and purposes for His children. We know it from how He has worked in redemptive history as recorded in His Word, and we know it from how He has worked all along in our adoption journey to bring us here to this point. I told our housekeeper “S” what was going on this morning, and she said, “Oh I will pray. I know nothing can be easy, but then everything is easy for God.” So true. This is not hard for God. Pray with us that He will continue to fight powerfully on our behalf.

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