We are here!! We had a good ride on the train and we arrived in Odessa at 6:15 this morning. Our facilitator said that we should be able to see Karina today!!!! We are so excited and thankful!!! We are staying in an apartment with another adopting family and 2 missionaries. Our Internet service may be a little sketchy....so we will update as we can. Please keep praying!!! Pray for nice people to work with, and kind notaries and good translations. All of these things will help the process move more smoothly. We are so thankful for all of you prayer warriors!! It is already a blessing to be able to see Karina today. Some families have to wait several days. We pray that all of this goes through. Hope to blog later and share the great reunion with you!!!
By God's grace we desire to live our life to serve and glorify Jesus. He is our treasure. He is the one we trust. He is the one we love.
We are a family of eight praying that God will use us to minister to orphans around the world and encourage Christians to reach out in mercy to orphans. At home we serve with Palmer Home for Children. Palmer Home is a ministry to children who are growing up as social orphans without the nurture and support of a loving family. Palmer provides a stable, Christ-centered home for these children. Internationally we serve with Share the Hope. Share the Hope ministers to orphans around the world. Both at home and around the world we proclaim good news of Jesus Christ and reach out in mercy to these precious children. We hope that this blog is a testimony to you of God's mighty hand and that you are encouraged to serve Jesus with all your heart and to reach out to orphans.
Matthew, Sheila, Karina, Harrison, Isaac, Noah, Storey Grace and James!