"Sometimes I would like to ask God, why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it... but I'm afraid He might ask me the same question." Anonymous

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

God cares and he delights in using us

for HIS glory... Praise HIS name!

A new friend Megan is traveling to meet her 2 new sons.
Megan contacted her friend about a diaper need in Uganda. Her friend Michelle McKinnney (www.lifeabitsweeter.blogspot.com) then contacted our AWAA Adoption Yahoo Group.
Brandy Wade saw the post, contacted me...we packed the diapers, and now they are on the way to Uganda with Megan to help the sweet Ugandan babies in Sonrise Orphanage!

God knows what he needs for HIS children and oh how sweet when HE uses us in HIS big plan!

See Megan's post here:

Posted on March 9, 2011 - by Megan
God Cares About the Little Things
Adoption Featured

Last week, I asked my Facebook friends if anyone would be willing to donate some cloth diapers for us to take to our boys’ baby home when we pick them up in Uganda later this spring. One of the other mothers adopting with us asked us if we would commit to bring 30 inserts to help the babies home build up their supply.

This babies’ home, like most in Africa, relies on cloth diapers for the babies in their care. Unfortunately, they do not have enough to keep up with the—um, demand—shall we say.

Imagine trying to launder diapers for 20-30 babies with no access to washing machines or dryers. As in, they wash diapers by hand. Can you imagine? And, it’s the rainy season, so line drying takes longer than normal. All this translates into an urgent need for more diapers.

After posting my request on Facebook, I was floored when my friend Michelle McKinney, also a soon-to-be adoptive mom, said her friends Angi and Brandy, wanted to donate ONE HUNDRED diapers and inserts. My mother-in-law offered to donate some inserts too. God was showing off, big time.

Today, I came home to find a huge box waiting on my porch containing these:

Just like our experience watching God provide for the financial needs of our adoption through our fundraising efforts, he has shown himself to be the Great Provider once again.

I realized anew that God cares about the small things, even the most basic, like diapers for babies in Uganda. Nothing escapes his notice, especially the needs of these precious little ones.

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. —Matthew 6:28-29

I continue to be amazed at God’s faithful provision in our adoption process. It makes me wonder why I ever doubt his ability or his heart. I am humbled. www.meghmiller.com

Love you all,
Angi & Tim

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Adoption Time-line

02/02/10- Ethiopia adoption application & fee sent.

02/17/10- Accepted into America Worlds Ethiopia Program!

02/20/10- Paid initial AWAA program fee.

Start paper chase...

03/02/10- Ordered our birth certificates.

03/02/10- Spoke w/and chose GLAD as Home-Study Agency.

03/03/10- Got Angi's employeement & life ins. verification.

03/04/10- Received Tim's birth cert. in mail.

03/04/10- Went to courthouse, got Marriage Cert.

03/05/10- Received Angi's birth cert. in mail.

03/05/10- Scheduled Tim's phys. letter doctor appt.for 3/8

03/08/10- Mailed GLAD application letter & fee.

03/10/10- Ethiopia made big change- 2 trips required now.

03/11/10- Rec'd GLAD/AWAA Post Placement Agreement.

03/11/10- Rec'd Tim's Health/Life Ins. letter.

03/12/10- Jack & Annie rabie shots/Home Study Requirment

03/13/10- Rosie & Sara rabie shots.

03/21/10- Began Hague on-line required training course.

03/22/10- GLAD beginning our background checks.

03/22/10- Our HIV tests and Tim's HEP B blood draw done.

03/23/10- Tim's TB Test scheduled for 3/30/10.

03/25/10- Notary notarized all paperwork we've collected.

03/26/10- Kyla, our social work came for 1st & 2nd home visi

03/26/10- Adoption Tax Credit raised to$13,100.00! Go God!

03/27/10- Kyla finished 3rd Home Study visit.

03/27/10- Finished family photo pages.

03/30/10- Tim rescheduled TB Test until 4/6/10.

03/31/10- Picked up Tim's HEP B test results.

04/02/10- Received Archie's referance letter.

04/06/10- Tim had TB test placed.

04/06/10- Angi got bloodwork records.

04/06/10- Re-did Financial Statement/faxed to AWAA.

04/09/10- Tim's TB test results- negative :)

04/10/10- Completed Hague On-line training course.

04/10/10- Dog vaccines done.

04/20/10- Faxed Florida CPS request to FL today.

05/03/10- Had our physical visits today.

05/26/10- Angi's bloodwork drawn.

05/28/10- Angi's bloodwork result- normal.

05/28/10- Tim's bloodwork drawn & normal result.

06/01/10- Our 14th Annivesary- Renee notarized physicals!

06/07/10- Picked up our physicals & faxed to GLAD/AWAA.

06/07/10- Found out GLAD rec'd FL CPS checks 6/4/10.

06/07/10- Requested Dr. letter for Angi.

06/10/10- Picked up & faxed Dr. letter to AWAA.

06/10/10- Waiting for AWAA to approve Home Study.

06/15/10- AWAA read Home Study & requested corrections.

06/23/10- GLAD corrected and sent H.S. back to AWAA.

06/24/10- AWAA approved our Home Study!

07/01/10- Got money order for final GLAD payment.

07/01/10- Met Klya/GLAD in Vincennes, got final HomeStdy

07/02/10- Mailed I-600A application & fee.

07/09/10- Renee notarized rest of Dossier paperwork.

07/09/10- Sent 2 papers to IN State Dept.for Authentication

07/12/10- Fed-Ex package received at IN State Dept.

07/13/10- We rec'd Authenticated papers in mail!

07/14/10- Rec'd Immigration Fingerprinting appt for 8/9/10

07/23/10- Went early-Immigration/Indy. for fingerprinting.

07/26/10- Called USCIS & left msg for Immigration Officer.

07/29/10- Officer Opfer called, USCIS back-logged 3 weeks.

08/05/10- Rec'd I-171H today!Thanks Officer Opfer-speedy

08/06/10- Renee notarized new MOWA letter & I-171H.

08/06/10- Got Cashier's check to go with Dossier.

Paper chase completed!

08/06/10- Shipped Dossier to AWAA by Fed-Ex.

08/10/10- AWAA received Dossier packet.

08/13/10- AWAA approved Dossier, maybe DTE next Fri?

08/13/10- Rec'd U.S.State letter stating I-600A sent to ET!

08/19/10- AWAA Fed-Ex'd our Dossier to Ethiopia!

08/25/10- Dossier arrived in Ethiopia today!

The WAIT begins...