Adoption Update: We're going to get him!!!!
Last night was absolutely horrible. We had a board meeting at church that went very well. So I came home in a great mood around 9:30pm. Mindy was watching a movie with her friend. After she left Mindy came in and told me that, unless we hear Friday (this) morning, there is no way that his visa will be ready in time to get him this month. Then she reminded me that if we don't get him in the next 30 days we have a couple of major things expiring and we would be set back for a few more months.
It was a dark night. It was hopeless. I can't stress enough just how hopeless everything felt last night.
Then the email came this morning and it is CONFIRMED that the visa is approved and there is now no longer any obstacles to us bringing Silas home!
It takes a lot of faith to follow God. It takes faith to believe in God, but it takes way more faith to follow God. About the hardest part for me is that I feel really stupid making decisions in faith when my brain, experience, and worldly wisdom tell me otherwise.
Philippians 1:6, "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion." You know, a few years ago my wife got a crazy idea during a sermon that she thought God wanted us to adopt a little boy from another country. That sermon was from Philippians. How fitting is it that we have suffered through this and yet have had incredible joy? Philippians is called the book of rejoicing yet Paul is in prison when he writes it.
God does not make sense. But God is good.
Here are some more pics from Pastor Ivan's Facebook page. Can you pick out Silas?