Saturday, August 9, 2008

More Than Sparrows

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Luke 12:6-7
Well, the REAL wait is beginning. I feel like there have been so many waits already, but I know there are many, many more to come. Our dossier was delivered to Gretchen on Thursday so she could take it to Haiti with her on Friday. From what I understand all of the paperwork will be prepared to enter first legal. We're praying for a quick entry & exit from first legal so we can enter IBESR. The length of time each of these "waits" takes is completely in God's hands.

Having everything officially starting in Haiti has brought about a new level of anxiety & "what ifs". I just need to remember to cast my cares on Him. After all, I am worth more than many sparrows...

11 comments:

Greg's Wife said...

How wonderful, Stephanie! Does this mean you got your I-171h, or did you go ahead and send the rest of your paperwork without it? (which would be just fine, of course- just making sure I didn't miss anything!) I can't wait for you to meet her in September. It is my dearest prayer that somehow, some way, I will need to go on that same trip to pick up our boys. Then I can be there to meet you and to record your first meeting with Anchise! Love, Cara

Salzwedel Family said...

Hey Cara ~ No, we did not get our I-171H yet. We are praying that somehow it would be here next week.

I am praying that you will be on that trip also to bring your boys home! Our God is in the business of miracles & we just have to focus on that.

The Gang's All Here! said...

Amen! We are testament to that so far - and I'll be praying for you both to have your amazing miracles continue along the way!

Kristina said...

Call and check up on your 171h. tell them your traveling dates and ask them. You might be surprised at how you will get it. It doesn't hurt to check up on it.

Hang in htere!

Leslie said...

Celebrate this big step. God will bring you the rest of the way. :)

Lena Wright said...

How exciting. God is great, and He is with you....Lean on Him.....

I'm so thrilled for you and this milestone!!!!

:-) Eagerly waiting getting to this point for my boys! :-)

Little Patch of Heaven said...

Oh the what ifs = what would we do with out them. We are hoping that that everything goes smoothly for you.

angela said...

it is so great to trust in a God Who never has to wonder, "what if . . . !"

livingpurereligion said...

Praying!

Katy said...

Yahoo!!!! That is SOO awesome, Stephanie! I know you've been waiting for this moment for a long time.. No, this journey is not easy (especially on your heart), but know you, your Anchise, and your whole family are in my prayers. God is faithful. =) Love Katy

Eric and Michelle said...

Boy did I need to read this tonight!