It's official...the long wait is OVER!! Our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) arrived at our agency today. Ava Frances will be home before we know it. There will be several little approvals to wait on now...I800, Article 5 Drop off & Pickup, TA (Travel Approval) and CA (Consulate Appointment). These don't take long at all!!! Seriously, y'all...we are almost BamFam6.
I was just about to post my fears about raising the final $8,000. How I know that God won't let us down, but today has been a day of doubting and fear. Then, my sweet little Lily says out of the blue, "I'm so glad I have a family". I realized that's all that matters...Ava will have a family!! We will have another miracle to love!! Ava will know the love of a family and most importantly the love of our Savior!! We are doing exactly what God intends for our family.
So, we're waiting to see how God works out the last of the financing...fully trusting that He will.
Pray for Ava as she lives her final months in the only home she's ever known. Pray that God prepares her heart and mind for the changes that are coming. My heart breaks for our little girl, adoption is beautiful...but it is born from brokenness. She'll leave her nannies, her friends, her language, and her country. So scary for a nine year old.
Pray for us as we prepare for Ava. We desperately need to raise the last of the adoption costs. We've had 10 people commit to helping by donating $50. Some have given much more and some have given less, we appreciate EVERY donation. We still need 150 people to donate. Please prayerfully consider helping get Ava home.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:6-7)
Ava Frances Fang Bamberg...Coming HOME Soon!!!