Updates (Korah & Rwanda)

Hi friends! Here are a few things to note:

1. Pad Project:
The deadline for submitting pads/underwear for the Korah project is October 1 (however, they are splitting up the goods and sending them over in October, November and December, so if you are sending them in late, don't worry, they will still be delivered). There are two women orchestrating the delivery of the goods, one in Oregon and one in Atlanta, Georgia. I will email you the addresses, if you email me. If you are not a sewer, you can send packages of cotton underwear to the address I will give you! When you send your package, inside it please include an email address for the ladies to send you confirmation that they received it, and for them to keep track of what they receive and from whom. Thanks for complying :)

Just a reminder, each "kit" should include:
6 'base' pads

12-14 inserts

2 pairs of panties
1 drawstring bag.

I started working on the pads and inserts this week, and they are pretty easy and quick to make. I have a very simple, step-by-step pattern that I can email you (it is a pdf). Just shoot me an email at yestoadoption(at)gmail(dot)com.

Also, if you would kindly email me a picture of your work, I would love to post about the results and show off your hard work for these ladies! No worries, I won't connect pictures with names :)

2. Our friends' Rwandan adoption:
Thanks so much for your prayers for the country of Rwanda and for the families trying to get their dossiers approved. Last week I mentioned our friends' prayer request, and I should report that many miracles happened, and God's divine timing allowed for their dossier to come to the Rwandan embassy on time!! I know it took a leap of faith for them to go ahead and send off their dossier and trust that many people would work in their favor for their dossier to be authenticated. They saw the Lord's blessing in many ways, and it looks like they will get their son from Rwanda afterall! Praise God!

3. Our Adoption:
Things on our end are pretty slow... we are waiting for our September phone call from our case worker to get our new number, and just enjoying life as a family of 2. At this point, I am trying not to get too caught up in the waitlist numbers and watching the AGCI list-serve for referrals, because I don't want to miss out on what God has in store for us here and now by longing for time to pass quicker. There are many things in my heart that the Lord is graciously refining, and I don't want to be distracted from what His will is for me in this waiting period. I know this will get harder the longer that we are waiting (can you believe it has already been 6 months since we started the process?). One area that I struggle with is when friends/family members get pregnant, knowing that from the time of their conception to delivery will be much faster than our whole time in this adoption process. I must continually surrender to the Lord and trust that He is faithful, He is sovereign and this process will bring HIS glory.

We continue to hear of families choosing to begin the adoption process, and our hearts rejoice with them and for the babies that will have mothers and fathers.

Thanks for following our journey, folks. God is good.


  1. I totally know what you mean about family members getting pregnant. My brother and sister-in-law are due with their first in April and I'm just praying that we'll have our baby in under 2 years! But God already has the perfect child picked out for you, even if they haven't been born yet!

    And YAY for your friends adopting from Rwanda! What a miracle!

  2. Thanks again for the prayers! God is so mighty!!

  3. I have ALL these thoughts! The pregnancy thing is hard... But I try to think that some people try for quite some time before getting pregnant, so many the time frame is similar.... right? RIGHT? Haha :) But the worst is when you see somebody you haven't talked to in awhile and they ask about baby news. Somebody today asked me if we had a baby yet! Ha! Nope. Got some waiting to do still. Its hard to put it in perspective for others. But like we all know... Our babies are WORTH the wait :)


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