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WE ARE COMING HOME!

We visited the kids this morning and had so much fun. It was a beautiful sunny day and we took them out. (Pictures later, sorry)

We go back at 4PM to have a good-bye party at the orphanage. Then bright and early Sunday morning, we’ll pack up our apartment and go discharge the kids from the orphanage.  We’ll drive to Kiev where we will be staying outside the city with Chris and Mary Malone who are at a great “retreat center” owned and run by wonderful Christian friends of theirs. 

Monday morning we will go to get the children’s medical exams and go to the US Embassy to apply for their permanant US visas. Tuesday we will pick up their visas! WEDNESDAY WE WILL FLY HOME!!!! EARLY!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for praying. We’ll give another update once we get to Kiev and hopefully be able to post some photos.

LOVE TO ALL!

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16 thoughts on “WE ARE COMING HOME!

  1. PRAISE THE LORD…THAT IS WODNERFUL NEWS!!!!!

    It is the weirdest thing..but the coolest thing. I feel like I know these two little munchinks..and would just love to get a hold of them and hug on them.
    Want to stop over in Japan and give me a chance to do so?:)

    Praying for you as you do the needed thngs and can get back home soon.

    Debbie in Japan

  2. We are excited…excited…excited! Can’t wait for the pictures and stories. Also, to get our hands (arms) on those little ones. Wow!

    Love, Memaw and Papa

  3. So happy for you guys! It’s been really amazing following your journey over the last several months and reading about the revelation you’ve been receiving of the Father’s heart in the process. Thanks so much for sharing and for allowing us to be a small part of it. Many blessings on you and much grace for this last leg of the trip!

    Joe, Jacquie & Justice in Canada

  4. Wow!!!! YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!!!! So excited to think that this time next week (actually before!) you’ll be in KC and altogether as a family!!!!!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!! 🙂

  5. It’s neat how we have mutual friends, but I don’ t know you and John personally, but I (and my wife) are so excited for you. Our son turns 3 years old in April and our daugther is 4 months old. Just knowing the beauty of loving a child, I’m so very happy for you two bringing these tow blessing into your family. Children, though hard at times, are such a blessing from the Lord.

    Praying the road ahead continues to be a joyous one!

  6. Just read heartyearning’s comments. That’s how I feel. Want to stop over in Seattle so we can hug on your kids!?! = )

    Ok, done taking up your comments now. Good night. = )

  7. We are so excited and thrilled over Aiden and Emma’s response when they saw you! We’ll keep praying that all will go smoothly and that you will have a quick and safe return home! Love to you all from all of us waiting for you.

    Ne’, Derek and tribe of 9

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