At this point, there is still paper work that needs to move through the ranks here in the US, in order to be available for the Consulate on the 25th.
It's God-sized do-able...so we're headed-out on a wing and a prayer (lots of prayer). God has brought us so far, and we TRUST He will continue to attend to all the details of this adoption!!
Please pray with us for these documents to get to the Consulate before the 25th! Please pray that every person involved in our case would have a God-given sense of urgency to process our case. It's currently with USCIS; it needs to go to the NVC, then to the Consulate.
If it doesn't make it to the Consulate by the 25th, then we'll be delayed in Ethiopia for an additional week. Not a super big deal...but it does add extra expense and more time-off work for Vince.
That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring––not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”––in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
We continue to place our hope (as did Abraham, leaving us a beautiful example) IN:
- the living God
- our risen Savior, who intercedes on our behalf
- the faith that God has given us, which protects us from doubt & fear