Sunday, September 16, 2007

LIBERIA!!!

Jeff called me this afternoon and has landed in Monrovia, Liberia safely!!! He started his trip with a delayed flight and came close to missing the Brussels flight, but he made it!! Praise God!!
He sounded good, but tired of course. It sounds like tomorrow afternoon he will be meeting with AOH folks and begin to work on our case. Please pray that together they can come up with God given ideas and strategies to bring our kids home! He has already heard from a nanny that our little Sobie is quite a smart little guy and Fatu is sweet! As we prepared for Jeff to leave we had many talks about what to do about meeting the kids. We had decided it would be best for them if he did not, in the event the worst case scenario happens. The night he left we decided he would just wait and see how the Lord leads him in that area. I'm sure now that he is just miles from the kids, he's probably feeling very torn. Please pray for him as he makes the decision to meet our children!! Please continue to pray for the Alonso's as well. Charity is a brave momma! I am blessed to have been able to get to know her through this process. Please continue praying with us for God to move in mighty ways!!
When I was driving home from the airport yesterday I heard a song on the radio. The chorus is as follows and it was such a great reminder of the fact that God is with us in all of this!! He is holding us safe in his arms!

"knowing clouds will raise up
storms will race in
but you will be safe in my arms
rains will pour down
waves will crash all around
but you will be safe in my arms "
-Plumb
Thanks everyone for holding us all up in prayer! You are such a blessing to us!!!

4 comments:

Lori said...

Katie-
We are on our knees for you while we are in Liberia with your husband. How incredibly courageous both of you are. I know that God will bless your efforts as you fight for your children. May God's peace surround you.

Love-
Lori

blessedmommy said...

Katie,
Praise God your husband arrived safely. We will be praying that God reveals the truth about your case and that Alma's heart is softened. God is in control and loves Fatu and Osobie so much. We will also pray that you will have comfort and peace as you wait for any news. We will be praying for a miracle!
In Christ,
Melissa Arnold (AOH family)

adopting lady said...

Yeah for safe travels! We are praying that the meetings with AoH and the embassy go well. Please keep us posted.

Scott and Katy said...

Katie,
I know the Lord will give Jeff perfect wisdom regarding seeing the children or not. I pray the Lord, who knows all, and sees all and moves mountains will speak so clearly to Jeff each step along the way as he researches, visits, builds a case and meets with Alma. I pray that the Lord will soften Alma's heart and that Jeff would speak with confidence, strength, discernment and wisdom when he meets with Alma. I am praying for more than miraculous results!
Love,
Katy