We recieved this by email this morning from our social worker:
Dear Jake & Janel,
I spoke with Pastor Gideon [this is the new pastor working on our case as Pastor Sam will be traveling the rest of the summer] this morning and asked about your referral. He indicated he has information on a child available for you--a boy age 4 (almost 5 he thought). He asked that I give him a couple additional days to send the information as their internet servers have been down & he has been unable to access internet for quite some time now. He apologized for not being able to send the information in a timely manner.
I feel confident we should receive the info this week after my conversation with him today. I'm certain he will find working internet 'somewhere' to scan the information into us. Maybe a little prayer is needed too. ;)
I will be in touch soon! Have a blessed day...
Wow- this surely is an answer to prayer! This referral is separate than the ones that would be coming in from the orphanage that had just shut down (which I posted about last week). I had been praying over the weekend that God would just make it clear to us who this child is that he wants us to adopt. I prayed that we would know if we should adopt one of the older children, or if we should wait for a personal referral. To get this in my inbox this morning was so exciting. Now that there is a referral on the horizon I think it will be easier for me to be patient in waiting for the info/photo to come in. Please pray that this child will be the perfect one for our family.
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."