|Jonathan and Julianna in |
prayer for our kiddos
So, thank you for joining us in prayer as we wait.
I was talking to a friend on Sunday, and she wondered if there was a spiritual-warfare element to this whole process- that the Enemy was influencing the delays and slowdowns. I suppose I had not looked at it from that angle before. I have realized how unspecific my prayers have been.
This past week I have been focusing more on praying for specific things:
That today the police report would be filed.
That today those in the offices responsible for our case would be diligent, energized, and effective in their work.
That today as much progress would be made on our case as is possible, and that our case would be "in the face" of those handling it.
That today the red tape and bureaucratic niceties would be bypassed in favor of expediency.
That today those handling our case would be tired of looking at it and would pass it on to the next step in the process.
We have spent more time than ever in corporate prayer for this situation. It is reassuring to me to cry out to God and ask for His intervention.
|Flowers and a tiger for Anya from Auntie Krystal|
On the evening of the 25th, my uncle, Dr. Mamoun Nazif, passed away suddenly of a heart attack. He and my aunt took prodigious care of me while I was in college, and he has been a special part of my life since I was young. My earliest memories of him include him letting me win at backgammon. He sure knew how to make a little girl feel special. He was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. His middle-eastern accent, generosity, love of people, and eccentricity made him beloved by everyone. (Imagine "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") Please be praying for my extended family as they grieve the 6th death in our clan in the last few years. He left a wife, 4 kids and 6 grand kids.
|Aunt Dianne and Uncle Mamoun|
Once again, I see God's kindness, as I would not be able to attend his service if the kids were here.
That's all for now. We'll let you know as things develop.