Open Arms

Open Arms
...caring for orphans and adoptive families...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Слава Богу (slava Bogu): praise God!

We have all our papers! Tomorrow morning we will send them to be reviewed before we have them apostilled. Praying we can mail them overseas next week! Please pray that we will find any mistakes or problems with the documents now, before we mail them. Pray for favor with the officials and that we will travel at the exact time that God has planned. Please also continue to pray for the Lord to provide all the needed funds.

If you read any of the comments on the blog you know that we found out that a group from Texas went to Ukraine on Wednesday to minister to orphans there this month. Can you believe that they are in the camp with our kids this week! How great is that! Please pray for their time there. You can check them out at

I'm so thankful the children have people there to love on them this week. Gayla had a birthday on the 10th. We sent her a letter weeks ago but do not know if she received it yet. Can't wait until we can throw her a party!

There is no contact with Andrei right now. I've been praying we will come across someone who may see him as they travel there. I just want him to get a hug, to know someone cares and that he is loved!

Believe me, we will let everyone know when we mail our dossier. They Lord has amazingly provided all the funds we've needed so far. It's been incredible to watch.

Our hope is to have a fund raiser at church in a couple weeks. The attorney I work for has offered to spend a day doing simple wills and donating the money to our fund. She will do the wills for half price so it will be great for people needing estate planning and it will be a huge blessing for us. I'll post the details soon so people can spread the word and participate.

Thanks so much for everyone's encouraging notes. We really need the body to walk with us through these days.