Friday, December 19, 2008

GOODBYE MOUNTAIN


Usually when an obstacle is placed in front of me, my natural reaction is to panic. Last night I will admit, I did panic about our missing fingerprints, but only briefly. I sat down on the couch said a quick prayer and thought. I instantly remembered 2 months ago that I had a hard time setting up the appointment with immigration to update our fingerprints. Tony also reminded me how a few short days ago, our mountains were moved by the Lord, and that we should not panic and simply trust in him. Meanwhile, I remembered I had mailed in a request for an appointment but never heard back. After numerous phone calls, I was given an e-mail address and was told that was the only means of communication. Well, a very nice woman at immigration responded back to me the very next morning and gave us an appointment. I immediately thought of her. She helped me out before, why not now? So I sent her an e-mail and pleaded our desperate case last night. Well this morning I called immigration at exactly 8:00 since that is when they opened even though I sent an e-mail. I felt helpless and needed to do all I could. I spoke to 2 people there and both of them told me that I had to send an e-mail that there was no one I could talk to and it would take 3 business days to get an answer. I pleaded and pleaded my case but no one was hearing it. I hung up the phone and just buried my head and prayed "Lord please help me." A few seconds later the woman whom I e-mailed last night that had helped me 2 months ago sent a reply back to me stating that she has already prepared our new I 171H and would mail it today. She also took an extra step to help us and asked for our agency's fax # so that she could get it to them right away. Long story short, she faxed it to Tony so that we had it in our possession and we took care of delivering it to our agency. This women heard my desperate cries and responded quickly. She came into work this morning at 8:00 and by 8:30 she came to our rescue. I am so grateful to her that I plan to write a letter to her boss letting him know what a valued employee he has. She at least deserves that from me. She also requested a picture of Halainah so that she can hang it on their "Wall Of Happiness." That's so cute. So again, the Lord has moved our mountain and I am simply amazed of his glory. I am expecting a few more mountains before we leave to meet our daughter but the Lord will move them, I am certain of that! Our agency was shocked when I delivered our new I 171H to them stating that they have never had anyone obtain this so quickly, especially from the government.
Thank you Lord!

We are now awaiting Travel Approval and our Consulate Appointment. I should hear from them on Friday. I will keep you posted. Please please pray for travel in January. My arms literally cannot wait until February to hold my daughter for the first time.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh, Thank the Good Lord above! I am SO happy to hear this news, I can't even tell you. I really felt that this was going to be okay. God puts people like this woman in our path to help us, of that I am sure. My husband always says that you just have to keep talking to people until something gets done, and I believe him because he has gotten things done for us many times that way.

Continued prayers for quick travel arrangements, a safe trip, and a happy union with your new daughter. You've made my day!

God bless you all!

Lori Homeyer said...

WOW! Does this bring back memories when we were in the process of our adopting our little angel. I remember walking in faith and when my husband would ask "How are we supposed to come up with $dollars?" I would just say a prayer and reply to him that the money would be there - not to worry.

I pray for quick travel arrangements and a safe trip!

God's Blessings,

Angie Vinez said...

Praise the LORD! Oh, I am just so thrilled that everything worked out with the fingerprints.

I'm still praying for you all every single day, and hope that you are with your baby girl very soon!