Our dossier was finally submitted last Wednesday and the countdown has begun! We have an upcoming missions trip leaving on July 21st and we were hoping to get the first part of the adoption process over at that time. We've just found out that we will probably travel in the second part of August. Bummer. One thing we've learned in this life with this group of kids is how to be flexible so onward and upward!
We are presenting our third annual conference on Children with Disabilities in Kiev, Ukraine on July 27th and it is shaping up to be an awesome conference! Last summer we had 14 people present at our conference and we imagined it would be bigger this year. God has shaped our conference into something entirely different and better! We do have three presenters from the states, excluding us, and we are thrilled about their involvement but the rest of the presenters live and work in Ukraine to make life better for children with disabilities. So instead of us telling our Ukrainian friends how things are in America for these special kids and showing them how things can be, we will have presenters who can show them how they are making changes in their own country. It is so exciting and we are humbled that God is using us. If you would like to make donations toward this conference you can send a tax deductible gift to: Father's Heart, 3808 Poplar Hill Rd, Suite D, Chesapeake, Va. 23321. Make checks out to Father's Heart.
We will return from that trip at the beginning of August and most likely leave again in just two or three weeks. We have to do this in stages this time rather than stay over there 26 days like we did with Marina. I will go with David for the first two trips as I have to be there and he will go back and pick up Heather on the third trip. We covet your prayers! We have no idea how we are going to pull this all off but believe that God is able and we rest in that. (most of the time!) If you want to donate for the adoption we have a paypal on this site or you can mail it to Father's Heart. We thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity. Please share this with your friends!
Just a picture before I go.
Marina Joy enjoying her mom's sweet tea on the front porch. Does life get any better than this?