Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beautiful Day to Fly a Kite

Today was a beautiful day.  There was a nice breeze and the sky was brilliant blue.  Abi had received a kite in a box from her Granna and Papaw.  She was excited to get it out today to use.  The only problem was that we could not find the little string and handle that came with it.  Thankfully, Shaun was creative enough to attach the kite to our fishing pole.  When he went out into the soccer field with a kite attached to a fishing pole, the kids went crazy.  Miguel was quite the kite pro and had the kite so high that the pole ran out of fishing line.  

Abi, Miguel, and Ever: the kite is attached to the fishing pole and soaring high!

We have also gotten word that the family of six will still be able to come.  They are likely to arrive anytime this week.  There will actually only be five of the siblings with them because the youngest one is currently separated as multiple families are attempting to adopt him.  Paraguayan law states, however, that siblings are not to be separated, so the adoptions are being contested.  Please pray that this little guy (2 years old) would be allowed to come and live with his siblings.  Also 13-year old Miguel (another Miguel) should be arriving this week.  We have to go work on his paperwork with the district attorney tomorrow.  This will fill House #3.  Keep all of these children in your prayers.  Pray also that all the legal paperwork associated with their coming here to live would be taken care of in a quick and effective manner.

Service today continued the theme of prayer.  I have been using the Lord's Prayer as a model for the children to learn how to pray, what to pray for, who we pray to, etc.  They are memorizing scriptures every week and seem to be responding well to the lessons.  Pray with us that the Lord would bring each of them to the point of choosing Him as their Lord and Savior.  

Blessings to all, 


Brenda said...

Sounds like you have your hands full with all of those kids! God Bless you as you love so many.

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

FUN! That Shaun is a natural Paraguayan!! I'm excited that House 3 is already full (well, WILL BE full soon). Can't wait to meet all the new kids...