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Thoughts on the Meaning of Life…..by Todd Helmkamp

Things to Pray About

Posted by Vogeler on November 13, 2011

We have received some updates on the situation in the Congo.  Depending on how closely you follow world events, you may or may not know that there is a presidential election coming up in the next couple of weeks.  Apparently, there are some serious worries that the election will not be honest and that there will be a lot of violence occurring.  As a result, any travel to the Congo has been suspended until January 1st.

Please pray that:

1.  Anyone connected to our agency is kept safe.

2.  The election is resolved peacefully

3.  Travel is resumed sooner than expected.

Also, we have received word that several of the children have succumbed to meningitis.  All of the children who have died had referrals to families with our agency.  We don’t know if our little Adia is one of them, but hopefully we will know soon.

Please pray that God’s will be done in this situation, and please pray for us and for any of the families who have lost their child.  It may seem strange as we have never met her, but we already love her so much, and I am sure it is the same with the other families.

There are a lot of frightening things happening right now, a lot of uncertainty.  But, God is in control, and things will happen according to His will.  Adoption is messy; so many things can go wrong, so much fear, so much pain.  But to give a child the chance for a better life is worth it; even if Adia has gone to be with our Lord, we would do it all over again.

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2 Responses to “Things to Pray About”

  1. Bethany said

    This was very well written and I love my husband’s heart for abandoned children. It makes me happy to know that he, too, feels this is all worth it. Adoption is definitely an up and down ride, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂

    To add to this post a little, our agency has told us that the families of the children who have passed were already notified. If anything happens to our Adia then we will be the first ones notified of the situation. We thank God that our Adia was not one of the children lost, but we pray for comfort for the families who did lose their little ones.

  2. Oh, I am glad to see what Bethany wrote. I read this in the middle of the night last night, but only from my e-mail…. You both have been in my prayers and thoughts all night and morning. I will be praying for those three things! May the Lord give you His peace right now, which truly is beyond understanding….

    Mer

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