Of course for those who are still here on this side of eternity, we are left to mourn the loss of his presence in our lives. We appreciate your prayers for everyone. The kids are doing OK. They are sad, but even Nate said, "Grandpa is with God now and we will see him again someday." It is challenging for Mike, in that he is so far away & unable to be here with us all. We are thankful that we are able to talk with him on the phone or Skype. I do wish Grandpa could have waited to meet his Rwandan grandchildren, but we will be together in Heaven one day (::tears::).
Christine with KaLia & Nate- February 2009
We finally got our paperwork back from Olympia for Christine's adoption and expressed it to Washington DC. It has to be approved by the Secretary of the State for the US and then the Rwandan Embassy. Normally this process takes 2 weeks, but we are praying for it to happen much quicker- because I want to then send the documents to Rwanda so Mike can present them to the government there & maybe even get approval before he has to leave Rwanda- and maybe even bring Christine home with him! This is a huge longshot- but that doesn't stop me from believing our God can do it- for His glory!
If he could Mike would be here with his grieving family, but he is helping someone else in desperate need right now. Visit the Ten Talents Blog to read about the boy, Benjamin, who lives in the Home of Innocence and needs heart surgery urgently. We are praying for him & for the resources to come in so he can get his surgery.
God Bless You,