Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Just wanted to do a quick update: 
We are in the process of doing our international homestudy. That should be done in just a few weeks. When that is done, we have to file our USCIS forms, when our homestudy is complete we start working on our dossier. When we get approval from the U.S. saying we can bring a child from Peru here, we can mail our dossier to Peru. It has to be translated. Once Peru receives our dossier, they put her officially on hold for us. They only place children in Peru, once a month so we will have to wait on that as well. We orginally had planned to travel around Feb or March, we had to wait on some stuff to be done so now it is looking like April. Emma's birthday is in April so we are planning to celebrate her birthday in March. 

In April when we go, it will be Fall time there. They are on the same time as we are as well. That is be really nice. I was nervous about the kids adjusting but they are on the same time as us. We have been looking at apartments to stay at. We plan to get a two or three bedroom so we have bedrooms, more than one bathroom, a kitchen and washer and dryer. 

We have a lot of fundraisers going on. Right now we are selling Compelled Jewerly and Aggie's Art jewerly. Both are very beautiful and make great gifts!! 
Oct 12 we are having a yardsale. We have had lots of donations. We are overwhelmed by the love that has been shown to us!!! . Our sweet friends are letting us use their yard in Hampton Cove. The day of the 12th, Hampton Cove is having their community yardsale day.
October 17th at 6 pm at Southside Baptist we are having a painting party fundraiser. 
November 16 from 9-3 we are doing a photography fundraiser at Chase Railroad Museum. 

So this is just a little of what is going on! The biggest way that you can help is joining us in prayer!! 

We are so excited for this journey and can hardly wait to bring our little girl home. I can not wait to meet her and for her to meet all of you!!:)