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Remembering Uganda: Got That Right

August 28, 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 28, 2012

When I made the subject of the last email “Down to the wire,” I had no idea how true that would be. Oh, what a day we have had. Our paperwork arrived at the embassy this morning (praise the Lord!!!), but all the officials and officers were in meetings all day and could not prepare our visas. We were told just before noon that they wouldn’t be ready until tomorrow. We pressed just a little, explaining our situation with moving so many airline tickets, my brother’s wedding, etc., and one of the officials agreed to “see what I can do.” We waited and prayed and waited and prayed. She called us back at 3:30pm (an hour before the embassy closes) and told us she would have them ready, even if she had to stay late to get them done. True to her word, she got them done, and Tim just walked in the door with the visas AND the corrected birth certificate. Which means….



A few weeks ago, our children’s visas were denied by an official at this same embassy, and we were told we would be in-country 4-6 more weeks while we waited on a decision from USCIS Nairobi. Less than three weeks later, we are heading home. How is that possible?!?!? Well, it’s not possible. Not for us. But we have a God Who is infinitely more mighty and gracious than we are. Nothing is impossible for Him. He has done it, and we will never stop being amazed at this story that He has written and how He showed His power and love in such an incredible way.

This will be my last email from Uganda. I’ll update y’all when we get home. Please pray for smooth travels, peace and sleep for Eliza, Jude, Naomi and Nate, supernatural strength and patience for their parents and safety. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support and prayers.

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  1. Karen Wilkinson permalink
    November 5, 2016 9:06 am

    I printed off all your emails when they came ….I have them in a folder at school ….just in case you ever want to write a book;)

    Sent from my iPhone


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