"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What are we waiting for now?

Isaiah 40:31
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

We are currently waiting for our Travel Approval (TA) from China. After we received our Letter of Approval on December 2nd we had to fill out a bunch more paperwork and send it off to get Lilyia's visa, passport, etc. So, once all that is processed then china gives TA to the family. After we receive that we can travel within 2 weeks. Our Coordinator thinks we will travel the end of January or early February. If we don’t make it by then, we probably won’t go until the end of February or early March because Chinese New Year is in there and all the government offices close for 1-2 weeks during Chinese New Year. So, we are patiently waiting for our TA (or not so patiently waiting). It’s hard to be patient when I look at her beautiful pictures, but I know it is God's timeline not ours. We are coming soon Lilyia!


  1. Looking forward to following your trip to China. Merry Christmas!

  2. Yes, God's time is always best, even though it may be hard to see at the time!

  3. Can't wait to follow your journey to China. Who knows? We could be there at the same time! Wouldn't that be something?

    I got chills when I read your journey to China in the first place - how amazing our God is!!

    In CHrist,
    Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and waiting for our Eli

  4. So excited to follow your blog! Even MORE excited that Lilyia is coming home SOON to an awesome Christian family.

    What a gift to be able to serve with the PHF over there! God is so awesome.

  5. So exiting to follow your blog, for your beutiful daughter. Whe are a family who adopted our son from PHF in March this year, and it is so great to hear about your adoption.

    Best regards

  6. hi!
    this is erika from BAAS. you commented on my blog today. i wanted to share my email with you as i'd love to chat more about this "twinning" we're getting ourselves into :). pfinn77@hotmail.com

    i am also so happy to know another sweet little girl from China will know about Jesus! Praise God! :)