The fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. Dueteronomy 14:29

~ Silas and Naomi are HOME from Uganda ~

04 September 2010

God is able

so for a few details… AB is still in the hospital. this is the start of her 4th night there. her pneumonia seems to be doing better but other symptoms are creeping in so she is being kept – we think. we get updates here and there and have amazing friends who are keeping us informed, but when it’s your baby no amount of information is enough – i need to hold my little girl. yet another missionary, a nurse from houston, is stepping in tonight to help with her care! AB will now have 4 different individuals who have come forward outside of the orphanage to love her, hold her, and pray over her in the name of the One True King since she was born…for those of you who don’t know what an orphan’s life usually looks like…this is nothing short of God’s miraculous hand intervening on behalf of His daughter.

my heart has been heavy this week and while there is so much hope that we will have the opportunity to leave sooner due to AB’s condition, healthy doses of reality continue to sink in. nothing moves quickly in uganda.

the hard working and faithful man i am married to didn’t get home from the job until 10:30 pm on wednesday night, so i had a long evening to myself. curled up on the couch, computer in lap, i browsed through blogs by families who have been there, walked in our shoes, and seen the finish line. a continual stream of tears kept my cheeks moist for several hours as I saw images that reminded me of my little ones that are so far away. all the tasks, checkpoints, and financial stumbling blocks that stand between us and our kids began to scroll through my visions…almost so visibly that I could barely see the computer screen. all that we had planned to raise, organize, finish, and research over the next several months could now possibly be squeezed into just weeks…weeks! one by one, i began to carry them to the cross where my Savior died, where He no longer hangs, but where freedom reigns. and then whispered…

Eph. 3:20 “now to Him that is able to immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us”

i KNOW He is able…i want to believe He will…but Lord, help me with my unbelief.  i thought to myself, what a weak prayer from such a doubtful heart

then craig walked in the door, so weary from a very long day, and after a kiss, dropped a letter in my lap as he headed for the fridge. i peeled back the edge of the yellow envelope and a card slid out. in scrolly, bold letters, Ephesians 3:20 was written across the front. the soft tears that had been trickling down suddenly poured out like a flood gate had been opened - while i was reading the words i had prayed in complete solitude not minutes before, a check for $2,000 floated from the card to my lap. the card had been sent the day before we found out that our sweet AB was sick…

He is more than able. and His power is working. praise be to the King, for His Kingdom is coming!


  1. Maureen Roscorla04 September, 2010 13:33

    Thanks for sharing this Jen. Tears came to my eyes as I read how God had already placed your need before someone else even before you heard the news. Our God is always amazing, and never late to accomplish His will and purpose in our lives.

    Praying for you as you "wait".

  2. DUDE! Amazing. Can't wait to meet her. (and her almost brother) :)

  3. That is SO amazing!! God is so faithful to meet all our needs...from calming an anxious heart with His word to providing financially for you to bring your children home. Praising Him for these sweet evidences of His grace and continuing to pray that little NJ and AB will be in your arms SOON!

  4. Craig and Jen:
    Thanks so much for the sweet comments you left on my is such a blessing to have experienced, adoptive parents encouraging me along this journey into God's heart for the fatherless! I just love how He works, weaving all our lives together through this process.

    As for blog design, I really don't do much. I just play around with the templates offered through Blogger's Template Designer (a link off of "Design" on your dashboard)...they continue to add neat textures and layouts. The headers I usually design with Adobe photoshop elements...that's the most work I do, but still pretty basic! I would be happy to play around with yours if you still want me to, but I really don't do that much and your site is already so beautiful!