Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another hiccup...prayers appreciated!

Hiccup. Yep. Anyone who has gone through the adoption process knows there are many hiccups along the way. The hiccups usually drive us a little crazy and lengthen the time it takes to get our new kids...

More documents and information is being requested before our petition for the boys' visas are approved. We are hoping we can quickly receive and forward the information needed. But it is Christmas. And New Year's. And things often come to a screaching halt this time of year--both here and overseas. But God is sovereign.

Sovereign.That was Scott's "word" for 2011.  And boy, have we both learned alot about God's sovereignty this year. My "word", you ask? Abide. Yep, we have been doing a lot of that this year, too.

To quote one of my favorite verses: Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. "

We would covet your prayers as we patiently, or not so patiently, navigate through this latest hiccup.

We're coming to get you , L and J. Soon.  Hopefully, soon.

Jo Anna

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cutting for a Cause

Lord of all the earth/we shout your name, shout your name/filling up the skies with endless praise, endless praise/Yahweh, Yahweh...we love to shout your name, Oh Lord!    

- excerpt from "At Your Name" by Phil Wickham

We are human. Yep. I know this is a surprise. I hope you were sitting down for that one. We get discouraged...we get beat down (especially by a certain employer who will remain nameless, though it might sound kind of like Beavis)...and we get exhausted, especially in the adoption process.

All kidding aside, we are in awe over the way God has blessed us in regards to the adoption -- in His time, in His way -- and the event announcement below is another example of that. We had a successful poinsettia sale, raising nearly $1,200! For that we praise He from whom all blessings flow. That leaves us with around $3k to travel. For that, we also praise Him. Why? Jesus Christ gave everything for me -- for you -- on the cross, why would I believe He is going to abandon us now? I don't. His grace is greater than any problem I have, and He loves me like I am His own...because God adopted me into His family in 1994. Please check this out...

Progressive Image Day Salon and Day Spa in Winston-Salem is sponsoring "Cutting for a Cause" an another means of assisting us with the remaining funds. For a minimum donation of $15 you will receive a shampoo and haircut by one of their professional stylists. They are located at 3538 Vest Mill Road, 27103. and the phone number is 336-760-1292. The event will take place on Sunday, January 15th from 2-6. Please contact the salon for more details and to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, however. We hope to see you there!

The Crawfords