A week from now, we'll be in Hangzhou...Ava's provincial city. We'll land around 10:00 pm after traveling for more than 24 hours. As we lay our exhausted heads down this time next week, the youngest Bamberg will be sleeping 2.5 hours away, finally in the same time zone. We'll be in the city where we'll finally meet the daughter that we've dreamed about and prayed for since this time last year.
We found out today that Ava will not have to be transferred back to her original orphanage!! She'll get to stay in Ningbo until she is forever ours on Tuesday, June 3. We already see God moving and taking care of sweet Ava. Please keep praying for her as she loses the only life she knows but gains the family that she longs for.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.