Monday, December 6, 2010

Update on M.


Some sad news...

Thank you so much for all your love and support you have shown us this last year. We have been trying for over a year now to adopt Mercy from Uganda. We feel like God has closed all the doors for the adoption of Mercy. We are sad, confused, frustrated and heartbroken. As time passes we are feeling His peace.

After many weeks in prayer about the events that took place before and while we were in country, we know now that bringing her home is not His plan for us or her. We want to continue to help Mercy in any way possible, but are still trying to find the best way to do it. We are thankful Mercy is in a good family situation already, with a "mom and dad" and 13 "siblings". She is loved and well cared for every day. The only thing missing is her medical needs, and I am sure God will provide a way to find help for her.

Our trips(s) to Uganda were not wasted. We were staying and serving in a Christian orphanage and got to know and love 14 wonderful children. We met some awesome people and missionary families and will forever be bonded to this beautiful country.

Please pray for us. Pray for Mercy and her caregivers too. This is so hard to go through.

9 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Wow. That has to be painful. She will always be the child of your heart. I have three of those too although it didn't go on nearly so long.

Corey said...

Praying for you & supporting you. We don't always understand God's plan.. we just have to trust that He has one.

With love, Corey

One Crowded House said...

so sorry to hear this, will be praying for all of you...

Anonymous said...

Praying so much for you guys. To be with her in Uganda and bonding, and then not being able to bring her home has got to be heartbreaking. I pray for M's life in Uganda, for you guys in your loss of her in your home, but guidance on the best way to care for her from afar.
Blessings Always,
LeAnne The Haiti Lady

asimplereverie said...

I admire your strength and faith so much. Sending hugs and prayers,
Anna

Laurie said...

I'm so sorry.......... not the outcome I was expecting to see.
This is heartbreaking that it has come down to this. Praying for peace in all your hearts.

Hugs, Laurie

jena said...

Praying that His peace fills your hearts and home.

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry I missed this news. So sorry. Praying for your hearts. I understand this loss very well.

sara said...

oh friend. I am so sorry! Praying for your heart and for Mercy!!