I found out on Tuesday of this week (6/12) that my dossier review was complete and everything was outstanding. It was like getting a gold star on the top of a term paper :) I didn't realize until it was all done and approved how much of my mental energy was being spent for the past 6+ months on keeping track of paperwork and getting through the paper part of the process. The best part was that the review was supposed to take 9-11 days but it only took 4.5 days!!! What a blessing!!
On Friday, I got the news that the translation was complete and my dossier is on its way to China. DONE! (with this part anyway). What a gift. It usually takes 3-5 days to get to the central adoption agency in China and then about 3 more weeks to be officially "Logged-In", but we are one giant step closer and that is a praise.
On another note, we found out last Friday (6/8) that we were approved to do a Both Hands Fundraiser. I have been passionate about this ministry since I first heard of it several months ago. Basically, we need to raise a team of 10-15 people who will, in turn get supporters for their work (kind of like a walkathon) only they will be working on a widow's house. It is James 1:27 being lived out perfectly. One hand for the orphan, one hand for the widow is their slogan. We are praying for this fundraiser and right now, specifically for a team of passionate, dedicated people who will commit to helping make this project a success. If you think of it, please pray for us as we work to develop a team and choose a widow to help. I so love this opportunity and would love to not only have a great team and really bless someone in need but also raise money to complete our adoption of Liliana. If you want to help, let me know!
If you want to know more about Both Hands, click here.