Saturday, August 12, 2017

We Bought a Farm: Prayer Requests and Joy

Folks, if you think of it could you pray for TWO things for me over the next few days:

1. The adoption of Ryan and Briana's little boy. Induction is scheduled for Monday. They have been waiting FIVE YEARS. Pray that everything goes smoothly.

2. John and I as we process some very difficult news we have received regarding one of our past WWOOFers. The knowledge has left us reeling. We have always known that God has called us to this and that there is a risk involved, but I think finding out this information has really challenged us and made us wonder if we should continue on this path. NOTHING has happened to anyone in our family, but this past WWOOFer has been accused of some terrible crimes. We feel the Lord has called us to bring these young people into our lives. But we just aren't sure if we can go forward. 

And now, some pictures that are bringing me joy:

Abigail with a birthday present from her "Aunt Coffee"

A bracelet from "Aunt Coffee"

We are excited to have a little play area in our garage for when we have a lot of kids here.

My little blondie. I am unable to put into words what this little girl does to my heart.

My boys with their second-cousin (once removed?) Gabe when he was here. This was a selfie they took during their scavenger hunt (more on that in an upcoming post!)

Sidge with Ritter. My little Sidge just LOVES his dogs. Oh how happy it is when I see him with his pups.

1 comment:

Anonymous said... you so...
I remember some of our exciting plans and then adjusted choices in the beginning overseas... a godly older couple with experience raising their little ones, came over and sat with us, concerned and giving us advice we treasure! -and are so thankful. It was hard to change some of our plans and thinking but so glad God revealed it to us before anything happened...I am so very sorry you have experienced this -and am praying for you all -and trust God is using this to guide and protect...Love never fails but I do pray that "your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ -to the glory and praise of God." Phil 1:9-11.... xo Tante Janet