Hallelujah! What a load off my mind. I heard from Donna at AoH for the first time tonight. She has received most of our documents and cleared up some questions that I had. Most importantly she put my heart at rest regarding where our important papers were. Having never received word we were worried about tax returns, etc.!
In a completely different train of thought. Our pastor on Sunday suggested we read Ezekiel 34. I had a chance to do so this morning. I do not know all the background of this passage, but loved how it spoke to both evangelism and adoption.
2b "Destruction is certain for you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn't shepherds feed their sheep? 3 You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals but you let your flocks starve. 4 You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the broken bones. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with force and cruelty. 5 So my sheep have been scattered without a shepherd. They are easy prey for any wild animal.
6 They have wandered through the mountains and hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them. 7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, you abandoned my flock and left them to be attacked by every wild animal. Though you were my shepherds, you didn't search for my sheep when they were lost. You took care of yourselves and left the sheep to starve. 9 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. 10 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I now consider these shepherds my enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to my flock . I will take away their right to feed the flock, along with their right to feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths; the sheep will no longer be their prey."
How challenging is that??
On yet another wave length. A fellow AoH blogger has set up a 24 hour prayer watch, see link, for AoH and those adopting through their organization. If you would like to join us in seeking God's favor in Liberia please see the link for requests and inspiration.