Well, if you look at our lilypie counter at the right you will notice that we are creeping up at 2 years since beginning our process. Supposedly the committee did meet in December and assigned children to families. We are now waiting to hear if those families accepted their referrals. Will they meet again this month? Nobody seems to know the answer to that question. How many children were referred? We really don't know the number of that either, there have been different numbers we have heard.
The news we did hear yesterday was though is that IHNFA is again on strike. This seems par for the course as someone else mentioned yesterday ....."This
is par for the course in Honduras. The teachers strike until they pay
them. So they stop paying the judges so they can pay the teachers. A few
months go by and the judges strike until they pay them. So they stop
paying the social workers so they can pay the judges. The social workers
strike until they pay them. So they stop paying the garbage haulers so
they can pay the social workers. The garbage haulers burn half the city
down and remind everyone that they don't want the garbage haulers to
strike...so they pay them...". We have seen this numerous times since our dossier went to Honduras in August 2011. I had a good friend ask me the other week "Do you ever want to give up?" The answer I quickly gave was "No Way!!! even though thoughts of doubt creep in will it ever happen". As painful as it seems when these strikes happen (it may be a few days and it may be much longer-we have no idea) & the wait continues, It makes me cling to God even more in prayer and cry out to get things moving and find these children families!!!
Why is it taking so long....why don't we have our daughter home...why don't we know who she is...why is it taking so long...how long will we have to wait...will Honduras close...will we ever bring her home??? These are some of our many thoughts and yet our new years resolution is to cry out to God to move mountains, squelch Satan in his attempts to keep things from moving and be praying fervently to move things in His time. Please join us in prayer. Please pray for those families that were in the process with adopting from Russia that has been closed. Our hearts just break for those families!! We know He can do Great & Mighty things!!! Looking to seeing how God is going to be at work in our lives.