Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Prayers Needed

As we approach this monumental day in the life of our family - we realize that the hurdles are not yet all crossed. We need for our friends and family to join us in asking the Lord for specific answers to these prayers:

1. That Mia will BOND quickly with us. She has been institutionalized for all of her 7 months - and many babies struggle with bonding and attachment disorder. We believe God can go ahead of us and prepare her for our family!

2. Pray for all 7 families that are adopting our babies from the same orphanage in Yang Xi. Pray that their daughters will bond and attach with their families quickly. The 7 baby girl's names are: Mia McMath (ours!), Kylee Oswald, Faith Rathjen, Jessica Morris, Jenna Holcomb, Maddie Cardwell, and Annie Copeland. Please call out the name of our girls to God asking for protection, health, & bonding.

3. Pray that Macy will embrace her role as big sister and have an incredible God-given bond with her new baby sister!

4. Pray for Brad, Glenda, Macy, Dorinda, and baby Mia that we will all stay healthy during our stay in China. Many travelers struggle with illness and we need God's blessing of health while we are there!

5. Pray for the LONG flights! Pray that Macy and Mia will both be peaceful and happy while traveling!

6. Pray for God's provision - He's gotten us this far- pray that He will provide for everything else down to the last penny! We are not sure yet how much our travel is costing - hoping we can stretch every dime to cover it all! With God all things are possible!

7. Pray for God's favor in everything we do while there. We want to pray now for favor - in case we face any unforeseen circumstances while in China!

Remember we will be keeping this blog posted with journal entries and pictures every day we are in China...so join us on the...Journey to Mia!


millielace said...

Glenda, Thanks for the beautiful blog! Adoption is so much the heart of God. Just reading so far brings tears to my eyes. You all are in my prayers that the bonding will occur that only the love of God can bring! Thanks again. I'm excited to keep up during the next few weeks and month ahead. Blessings, love and prayers, Aunt Millie, Wynne, Arkansas

LJ said...

I was so happy to hear that you rec'd your referral. Mia is just beautiful! Will certainly be praying for you. Looking forward to following your journey to being a family of 4.
Take care,
Lois Rodgers

JoAnna said...

HI! I'm not sure you will see this... it's so far down the list of postings, but I did as you said and started reading at the beginning. I just had to stop (amid lots of tears) and pray for these sweet girls listed, even now. This is my prayer, that God would bless everyone of them - that they would know Him intimately and His heart for them - that every time the girls are out and about with their families God would cause hearts to be stirred toward adoption as onlookers pass by, also causing those stirred hearts to know the Father more intimately as they begin to understand adoption further. Thank you for talking with me last night at the concert! My husband is also a pastor. :) I'm sure we will have much to talk about in the coming days, months, etc... :)