Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mountains are Starting to Move!!!

Job 28:9
He putteth forth his hand upon the rock;
he overturneth the mountains by the roots.

Thank you for all of you who wrote that you are praying and those who just DID it.

I just got an email from another AP (adoptive parent) who directed me toward our agencies' blog with the following information. I feel certain that since it is posted on their blog, it is ok to share.

Dear Kyrgyzstan Families:

I have attached below the latest communication from the US embassy in Kyrgyzstan. They confirm that the adoption process is supported and that it is a matter of when they will move forward. I think it significant that the Consular indicates “certainly not this week”. I would hear this as they think this could happen soon but again no one knows at this time. Let us all hope this is soon. I will keep you informed as we receive new information.

Warm regards,
Brent Brent E. Yoder, LCSW

As you may know the Parliament convened a special adoption commission to investigate the cases. Now the Parliament should discuss findings of this commission among 3 committees: Safety and Security, Migration and Children’s issues. After that the findings and recommendations will be discussed by the whole chamber and the Parliament will elaborate recommendations to the Government. According to our contacts, the adoption commission has changed its originally negative attitude, it sounds much more benevolent now. Its prediction is that eventually everything will be fine – however it is hard to predict when, certainly not this week. Government in its own turn is waiting for completion of Parliament’s work on adoptions. At the same time the Government is revising adoption regulations and working out provisional measures for 65 pipeline families. We have notified both Government and Parliament of immigration procedures and benefits for adoptive children. Currently we are closely cooperating with the General Prosecutor's office which is investigating a few fraudulent adoption cases, by providing it with explanation of adoption procedures for U.S. parents. We continue working with the MFA regarding authentication fees for adoptive parents.

Consular section

Does anyone else just get goosebumps when they see God in action? I know I do. I just have a feeling that things are going to start looking up soon and that God is going to just shift those mountains off their foundations!!! I CANNOT WAIT to start reading the stories of the babies coming home!!! Ellie and I (and all of you who continue to pray with us) will certainly be celebrating with you.

I would be remiss not to remind myself and everyone else what God's word says about offering thanks for what He does:

1 Chronicles 16:34

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good;
for his mercy endureth for ever.

Ezra 3:11
And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD;

because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever.


Mom to 2 Angels said...

That does sound more encouraging!

Karla Kahler said...

Yes, thank you God for all that you have done and all that You are doing in the Kyrgyz gov't. We give You all praise and honor and glory, forever and ever!!!