March 26, 2008 at 2:27 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Sitrep” is military-speak for “situation report”.  We hope to keep this blog fresh for everyone and keep it up to date for you to join with us in prayer.  Things are in a holding pattern currently:  we are waiting for the final home study document so it can be reviewed and matched with our I600A with the USCIS.  We really don’t know what the time frame is, there is nothing else we can do to expedite this, and this is only one of several steps still awaiting us.  We must patiently wait for God’s timing and “run with endurance the race that is set before us.”  This race seems more like a steeplechase than a sprint or a marathon.  The steeplechase is a race with many fixed barriers that have to cleared, sloping surfaces and water hazards to plow through.  Similarly, our adoption “race” has and uneven rhythm to it.  Sometimes it seems like a sprint, others are more marathon like and still others involve barriers that must be cleared.  The difference for us is that we have no idea where or when the barrier will present itself.  We will have to fix our eyes on the one who perfects our faith, knowing that our small story is a part of His HUGE story and that we are privileged to participate. Even when we don’t know how the chapter will turn out or when it will end.  But we will be strong in the Lord and strength of His might. That will give us the endurance to run.

A short “State of the Union”

March 7, 2008 at 2:03 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The home study is almost done!    We’ve finished our interviews and an all-day required seminar.    The reference letters are all in (thanks everyone!) and the final touches are being completed even as I write this.    Once this giant stack of documents is typed up and finalized, it gets proofed and reviewed.   When it clears that hurdle it gets the official stamp of approval and can be faxed to Amani.   THEN we are able to get a referral.  We are not sure how long it will be before we know who these little people are that God has chosen to be ‘Hardings’.     Would you pray for His best to continue to unfold?   Fingerprints need to be processed and lots of details need to fall into place on the Ugandan side and there are probably LOTS of obstacles that could clog up this process.  But regardless of the details and all the unknown, we are relaxed and eagerly confident that God (not governments or agencies) is completely in control of this entire event.

Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD;he turns it wherever he will.

Adoption Video

March 7, 2008 at 1:35 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Here’s a short encouragement in the glorious process of adoption! Enjoy!

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