Tuesday, October 31, 2006


This may seem like a strange thing to some, but I'm going to post it anyway. I had an incredible time with the Lord yesterday. I spent some extra time praying and as I prayed concerning our adoption, I was overwhelmed with a sense of joy! If you have been reading my blog you know that I have been really missing Haiti and Noah. I mean rrreeeaaalllllly missing!! Well yesterday I just felt this, as I said, overwhelming joy, and I know in my spirit I will be going soon. I don't know exactly when or how, but I KNOW it will be soon. God has given me such a peace over it and an excitement, an anticipation. In fact, I have begun to pack my bag. I feel like we are nearing the end of a pregnancy and you pack your bag for the hospital, not knowing for sure when you will go, but you want to be prepared when the time comes, well......I'm packing my bag.

You might think, you're nuts.....there's no way you could be going that soon...... Well Mark 9:23 NKJ says, Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” There are other translations of this verse that I love, like NIV 22b-23 But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes." The Message, Jesus said, "If? There are no 'ifs' among believers. Anything can happen." ..........Lord I believe!!!!

Noah, manman ou ap vini!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Just a few things to report....

Well guys, there's not much to post right now. We are still waiting to receive a letter from DHS stating Noah is indeed an orphan and advising us to proceed with the adoption. I phoned yesterday to our USCIS (Immigration office that operates under Department of Homeland Security)to see if they had received anything from DHS in Haiti concerning our Orphan First Petition. Unfortunately, they called this morning and said they haven't received anything yet. I'm bumbed. I was hoping it was on it's way to us. Hopefully they will have it soon and we can move on!

Also, we may not have many more posts with stories of Noah or many more pictures of him. Unfortunately, due to some complaints, Three Angels may have to ask Angela (You-You) to stop sending us those little personal updates. I'm saddened by this, as those little updates help pass the time and really create a feeling of involvement in the lives of our children, even though we are so far away. They are probably going to go to one picture a month and height/weight updates, which is better than nothing at all. I am thankful for the blessing those little updates were while we had them.

Speaking of height and weight updates, Noah is getting taller but thinner. The latest report shows him weighing 25 lbs and 98 cm tall. (98 seems awfully big, so apparently he has grown quite a bit since we were there in June.) I could tell in the latest pictures that he has begun to lose that baby look and just looks like our handsome little boy!!

Friday, October 20, 2006


Today I wanted to request prayer for me. Hopefully this doesn't seem selfish, but I am having Haiti withdrawal. I was able to go in March and in June and haven't been back since. This may seem crazy to some, but I love going!! I, of course, love seeing Noah, but it's not just him. I love being at the Orphanage, sitting on the roof at St. Joseph's, seeing the Nannies, playing with all the kids. I miss all of it! If I had the money and the ok from the board, I would leave on the next flight out. I have such a longing to go back. I know without a doubt God has connected me with this little country and I know He has a plan for me to do more than just adopt a son, but currently I am limited by finances for the most part.

You are probably thinking, ok, enough already, what's the prayer request? I guess my request is that the Lord will help me to be content until I'm able to go and to take away this acheful longing I have. Also that the Lord will provide us with the finances we need to help Three Angels in the way we desire to.

Thank you to everyone who continues to read my blog and for always keeping us in your prayers!! Love you all!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Pictures.....

He looks so big!! I miss him so much!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Li rele Noah!

He knows his name and this is the proof. Translation: Angela asks Lourdesmia what his name is. Lourdesmia responds (obviously) Wilberk. The rest is history. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I'll continue to keep you updated on our adoption as I am updated.

Love to all!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More answered prayers....

Our DHS appointment was yesterday. I am so happy to report both parents were in attendance and no DNA was required. Basically they have said Noah is indeed an orphan and available for adoption, however we have to wait until we receive the official letter stating so. At that time, we will begin our Haitian side of the process. We are so excited!! It was amazing to get such good news. The birth parents are officially done. God is so awesome!!!

We also heard that when Gail arrived at the O, he came running up to her and gave her a hug. She said, "Hello, Wilbert." He crossed his arms, frowned at her and said, "No, Noah!" Soon I will put the video on here of him saying his name, it's so cute. He is adamant about being called, Nowah! (No I didn't spell it wrong that is how he says it. Too cute!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Just a note of encouragement.....

This morning I was listening to a Pastor talking about staying in faith. I think, too many times, we allow circumstances to suppress our faith. Maybe we are believing God for something and when circumstances begin to point in the opposite direction we begin to waver in our faith. We begin to say, "well I guess God didn't want that for me." Or, "it must not be God's will for me to have it that way." Too many times we give up when the enemy throws circumstances our way. In Daniel 10 the angel of the Lord told Daniel, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me." We see here that the angel was trying to get to Daniel, but was withheld 21 days. Sometimes, there are battles going on that we don't see. These battles may delay our receiving. This is something we need to remember and determine that we will continue in faith. Ephesians tells us, "we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." The enemy will do everything he can to keep us from receiving what God has for us. We must stand in faith, having done all, to stand. This scripture also reminds us that we are the ones fighting. It says "we" do not wrestle against flesh and blood..... we are the ones wrestling. We are the ones who are suppose to put on the armor of God and fight for what God has provided for us.

You may be saying, what has He provided? Well the bible says, he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, He bore our sicknesses, by His stripes we were healed, He became poor that we might be rich. Jesus suffered severely to provide these things for us. I imagine it saddens Him when we don't walk in all He provided.

Mark 5 gives the account of Jairus pleading for his daughter's life. To me this would be a perfect opportunity to be in fear and give up on what you are believing God for. "And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live." ......................
While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe." He needed Jairus to stay in faith concerning his daughter. Why else would he command him to not be afraid and believe? You'll notice also if you read on, that he only took a few with him and when he arrived at Jairus' home he made everyone leave that was mocking Him. He only allowed those who were in faith to stay. If anyone, Jairus had a right to be afraid and to doubt, but Jesus said, "Do not be afraid; only believe."

My final thought comes to you today from Hebrews 10:22-23, "let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." Whatever you are believing God for today, hold fast to His promise and know, that you know, that you know He is faithful!!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Still Praying......

Well our DHS appointment didn't happen. On Tuesday our appointment had to be rescheduled. The birth mother was unable to attend due to caring for a sick relative so we are rescheduled for October 10th. We are praying both parents will be in attendance and that DHS will not require DNA testing(only because this would cause additional delays). After this appointment we hope to be ready to go to First Legal which is with the Haitian government.

Thank you again for your continued prayer support!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Praying again....

As you know, today Nathan is scheduled to take DHS the additional documentation they requested. We are praying they will be satisfied and not continue requesting more items. Thank you for continuing to pray with us.