Wow, Part 12.... wonder when it will end.. ;) Yesterday finally the DSS people came to interview us. I know God's timing is perfect and I saw it yesterday.
They interviewed Francis first and I could her here telling them "Please let me go home, I miss my dad very much and I need to go and see him". That's a good sign for them, when she asks on her own without any questions to her they know she is ready.
They told me that they felt all was well with us and they probably would not be back again. I'm suppose to have 4 visits and they are only giving me 1 that's a huge blessing from God.
My lawyer will now petition the Director to send my case to the Council that votes on the approval for us to adopt Francis at the next meeting which is in two weeks. Once we get that approval she will then schedule an appointment with a judge and then a few days after seeing the judge I will get to come home. Terry will have to come here also which makes things ruff for our kids.
That sounds so easy right.. Well as you see nothing is easy in Nicaragua and nothing goes as planned so please start praying it goes faster than we can plan...
Francis has decided she wants to change her name so going forward I will start calling her Hannah Grace. She decided on her own and with great hesitation I am going to allow it.
Please continue to pray for my family as we are coming to an end of this journey a new one will begin. Hannah will have to live with 3 new brothers in a country that is only English speaking and go to a school that is only English. This will cause many fears and many days of frustration for her. Everything will be new. Especially flying on a plane which she is already concerned about. Pray against that fear.
Please pray for direction for Terry and I. As I have mentioned before we believe this is a call on our lives and we have been obedient to His call. It has not been easy and it has been a huge sacrifice but if it was easy then everyone would do it right? We have major decisions to make soon. We have not raised enough money to pay all the necessary final payments and we do not believe we are to go in debt to do so. I trust the Lord and we trust this is a ministry we have been called to do so we expect Him to provide but time is running out. God is always on-time but the wait is ruff. I know He is teaching us everyday how to rest in Him.
If anyone is interested in sowing into the life of Hannah Grace we would be grateful. Several have and I can't say thanks enough. Terry and I are humbled by what we have seen God do so far and give Him all the Glory because no one else but Him could pull this off.
If you want to bless us you can send it to your church and they will send you a tax receipt. Every dollar helps no matter how small or how large. We still need to raise at least $4,000. Actually more but that is the largest bill that has to be paid so I can get out of the country.
We have trust God this entire time and we won't stop now. Please pray with us that we will walk in PEACE knowing HE is in control and HE has a plan.
Hannah will come home and need all new clothes and a new bedroom so if anyone has size 8 clothes and size 2 shoes that they want to pass down we will take them.
Thanks again for being a part of this journey.
Angie & Terry
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