Today was the day the we were hoping to hear something from the Parliament regarding the direction of International adoption and how they would like to proceed where the care of orphans is concerned in Ethiopia. Unfortunately no announcement was made today from Parliament and it could take another week or longer.
While this is frustrating, AWAA has noted they have heard some positive feedback from officials over the last few days and some regions have acutally completed clearances for children waiting to be adopted. This is good news in itself. We will have to wait and see what happens. God is moving in Ethiopia and I believe he is hearing all of our prayers.
Please continue to pray and I will keep you updated as to where things stand. Though we were hoping for more news, any news of movement is an anwered prayer today.
I have been praying over a couple of scriptures that have given me comfort while we wait that I have listed below:
"The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble they will never fall for the Lord holds them by hand." - Psalm 37: 23-24
"The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength" - Isaiah 58:11 NLT
"Wait with hope, hope now, hope always." - Psalm 131:3
As Daniel always says "God can do anything mom, because he is God"