"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
-Jesus, John 14:18
Monday, August 22, 2011
The First Meeting!
The day finally arrived! Our coordinator picked us up at 10:15 this morning for a 10:30 meeting with the Inspector at the Ministry of Education. She is the lady who makes the referrals. She asked us some questions and we signed written consent to visit the orphanage. Then we headed off for the 3 hr drive to the orphanage. That was an adventure in itself...let's just say that the very few traffic laws that they do have here all seem to be fairly optional:). The drive however was just beautiful the whole way and, praise the Lord, I did not get carsick. We met first with the doctors and caseworker and finally then were able to meet the kids. They are just beautiful and I look forward to being able to share a picture of their faces with you after court but for now these will have to do. Bubbles, horses, books and peek-a-boo, it was a great first visit. We just wish we could scoop them up and come home today...but all in the Lord's time. We will drive the 6 hrs round trip each day to see them this week and we don't stop to eat along the way. Between that, the lack of beef (for Paul) and my limited allowed diet, we may both come home a few pounds lighter:). God has continued to be so very faithful and we can feel your prayers.