Thursday, August 4, 2011

the latest...

So after writing yesterday J called from Dar with what our social worker referred to as a "small problem." Every time someone says that here they are usually talking about something bad. Really bad. And what followed changes everything. From what we understand the law has changed and now we cannot adopt from mainland Tanzania because we live on our island (and all foreigners that are not of the dominant religion are not allowed to adopt from our island). Basically the new law was made but not communicated or enforced and is just now being pushed through social services. J called from the office, told me what he knew, and when he hung up to try to deal with the situation my stomach sank. I felt sick. I prayed and fasted and asked God to make a way through this situation. Our social worker said she will try to talk to the Commissioner when he returns next week and see if he will approve us because we are so far in the process. She said to call back next Thursday for his answer. This will be a long week. But the bottom line is everything is changed. Again. It feels as though God is testing to see if all I wrote yesterday is really what I believe. Will I chose to worry or trust?

It would take a miracle. But amazingly for us we believe in a God of miracles. Please join us in praying for this "small problem" to be met with a huge miracle.

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Will do! Sending hugs as well!

Christina said...

Oh Roxi I'm sorry to hear that. We'll be praying. Hang in there.

jkww said...

Praying and praying. And crying. And remembering with you that Our God is awesome, and he delights in miracles!

Stan and Jess said...

Oh Rox! I'm thinking of you and hoping all will be sorted out and your baby will continue to make its way into your physical arms soon! Hugs and Love!

Gma Rho said...

oh, no!! How could they let you get so far through the process without letting you know this??? We'll pray!

Laura S said...

We are praying!!

Bibi Ronnie said...

So sorry. Something will work out. There are many brown babies here that need a home too. Praying.......

Jorie said...

Thinking of you and sending lots of ((hugs)) and prayers your way!

Annie said...

Praying for you guys. We'll share with our faith family today, too, and ask them to pray. LOVE to you all!

Darcie said...

Thinking of you and your growing, beautiful family