Our Family just got back from Vacation with Mark's Family! Grandpa arranges the vacation and makes all the arrangements. This year we went later, and the college girls where unable to go, and Mark's brother and family could not go. It was nice to get away to warmer weather, but oh did I miss the ones who could not come! :(
Here are a few pictures from the week!
Benjamin & Beau
Mark and Brynn eating dinner on the Beach!
Bradyn and cousin Chad
Kayaking in the Mangroves
God is amazing! We have always known that during our adoption of Marcus, that His hand has been guiding, protecting and giving us peace as we wait.
Here is Joni with Marcus! Joni's Blog is -> over on the blog list! Joni lives a few miles from Marcus's Orphanage! She works with Samaritan's Purse and grew up in Sioux County! What a small world!! Joni had a fantastic letter, telling us all about Marcus, his friends, and Mother Wleh! We are so excited for her to go back and visit, and play soccor with Marcus and his friends!
His first real smile we have seen!!!
Joni showing him the photo book!
Marcus said "Ma and Pa there"! Praise God!!!
As far as an update of how much longer, or when Marcus will come home. We have no clue! Our Agency has not been approved, and Liberia is accepting 12 Agencies. We know Liberia is starting to process those adoptions that where in the process, and had decrees. We are praying that we have a decree but where told most likely not.
Our Agency is trying to find out if we can proceed, or have to wait for the Agencies that are accepted!
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
We are so thankful for Joni, her willingness to go serve in another country, and to go and Bless us and the children in the Orphanage! Praise God!