Thursday, August 27, 2009

What the Lord delights in...

The enemy will try to stop, or at least delay. We know from this verse: James 1:27~ True religion that God our Father accepts as pure and fautless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress... Therefore, it shouldn't surprise us at the obstacles that pop up as we get close to bringing Elijah home. As I said earlier, we were told we needed travel approval by Friday in order to travel in September. Well, my friend in China e mailed me and told me that our TA was being printed and would be mailed on Friday. That would put it here on Monday. So, we e mailed our agency director and he sent the email to the travel coordinator. The travel coordinator sent a confusing e mail that basically said there wasn't enough time. John calls the travel coordinator and explained his heart and in the process of the conversation, the travel coordinator realizes that he was looking at next week, not this one!! Oh, boy, the lengths the enemy will go to to delay! So, the travel coordinator finally told John he will try to get a consulate appointment if we get TA on Monday. We pray we will.

But as children of God, we can be assured He will triumph. As a result of this predicament, many people have been on their knees for us. I can just see the warfare going on. But, we know the winner.
This morning as I was writing the e mail. I got an e mail from our friend, Maria. She didn't know of the situation, but she wrote and told me that she had a dream last night about Elijah coming home to a big party. When she woke up, she said the Lord laid it on her heart to pray for Elijah and us! Isn't that incredible? When I read that note, I got chill bumps and called John to read it. We both praised God for his faithfulness. I can't begin to know the future, but I know the One who does. He is at work here, no matter what date we travel!

So, Lord, we humbly ask that come Monday morning, our TA will be sitting in AHH's office, and we are able to get our consulate appointment for the date we need. To all our praying friends and family, we are so grateful for you walking with us and holding us up in prayer.


  1. We too are waiting for our TA and looking at your dates for LOA and article 5,,ours are the same for our daughter Olivia. I will be praying that you will be able to go in Sept to pick up your precious Elijah. God is faithful!
    :) Melanie

  2. We too are experiencing the weak hands of the enemy trying to delay us getting our daughter. Our agency had a consulate appt set for a group on Sept 22nd. We so would love to travel with this group but our TA is still in CCAA. Our papers have been there for 4 weeks and we were told soon. If we could get our TA by Monday they may let us in that group. If I may ask, how was your friend able to find out about your TA? Our email is