Monday, January 10, 2011

Stepping off a cliff

Last night Trent and I completed our initial application to Americans for African Adoptions with the prayer of adopting a preschool-aged boy from Lesotho, Africa. Last week I only vaguely knew where to find Lesotho on a map, and today my heart is heavy for the Basotho people and the challenges they face. Last week Trent was uncertain and reluctant about adoption, and this week he's leading the plunge to bring home our son.

Our prayers:
1) That God will protect and care for our son. It's kind of freaking me out that I have a child so far away in Africa - without me!
2) That our son will have a heart that is eager to give and receive love.
3) That God will help us care for him once he's adopted and will help us heal physical, mental and emotional wounds.
4) That God's hand will direct the timing and all the paperwork.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
   if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
   your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 139:9-10