In my blog post, Waiting for a Miracle, I reached out for a friend of mine who was looking for anyone who had remembered her children in their previous orphanage or had pictures of them there. The task was compared to finding a needle in a haystack. We included the oldest picture of the children their mom had and sent the info out to various ministries in and out of Haiti. In the end, while God did not provide the miracle through these ministries, this did lead to many people contacting us that they would be praying and many reached out to others within their ministry with the info and asking for prayers.
This was the update from my friend, Barbara, on Monday:
“After 9 long months I have provisional approval for Daniel, Edeline and Shelove to come to the US!!!!! Praising God for this victory and thankful for all those praying us through the battle!”
God provided the connection to the person who could provide testimony of how long the children had lived in an orphanage! It was not our efforts that brought the miracle, and rightly so, it was God.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his presence continually!
Remember the wondrous works that he has done” Psalm 105:1-5a
Another post by Barbara: “It looked like we were going to have to start off the first two years living in Haiti as a family……if USCIS did not approve us, that was Plan B. Uncertain why all these delays, tears and money were needed, it seemed that God might have been preparing this mother’s heart for a different plan than what I’d envisioned for the past 33 months. We were told we’d never get the documents that we needed; that to find the evidence they wanted was like finding a needle in a haystack. I wasn’t doubting Him, but I was trying to be silent to listen for His will and be prepared for whatever His plan was. Still may not have a clear picture of what His plan is…..but preparing a life for us with a home and job in the US is a whole lot easier for this mamma.”
I spoke to Barbara and she agreed that I could update all those who may have read the original blog post. She wanted me to pass on her sincere thanks for all of the prayers and support. She wanted to share this wonderful testimony of God’s provision, His faithfulness, and His sovereignty!
Please continue praying that these last four steps will be accomplished so the children can come home according to God’s perfect timing!