Thursday, June 14, 2007

A grip on hope

We have been feeling scattered for a little while now.

My brother Andy, just returned from Pakistan safely last night.

We just got word that my dad is on American soil after 2 weeks in Benin helping Kelly and Randy wrap up what has been an amazingly successful, glory to God, 9 years of minstry.

My parents went to help turn off the lights and bring my sister and her family home. This is an email one of Kelly's dearest friends just sent out...

"Randy and Kelly urgently need your prayers. They were copied on an email to the Embassy in Ghana on Monday that their fingerprints cleared. Since then, they have heard nothing from the Embassy. Their contact person there is not responding to them and they have no idea where they fall on the priority list for processing. There is a lady there who must process their documents, however, she is only there through mid-July and will not return again until September. She is not returning their calls or emails. If their clearance is not processed before she leaves, the Vaughns will be stuck in Cotonou until September. The worst part is that NO ONE is responding to their inquiries right now. They are discouraged and frustrated. Please pray (and pass on to those who you know will pray along with us) that they will receive a word from the Embassy immediately and that their paperwork will be processed quickly. Once they receive the ok from the Embassy, it will take only 3 days to process the immigrant visa their daughter needs to leave the country.

God has the power to change all of this immediately. PLEASE CLAIM THIS WITH US!!!"

You gather from that that obviously, the bringing them home part did not happen. My mom has remained, hopefully to return soon with My sister, Randy and 4 precious children. Please join us in asking the Lord to bring this chapter of the adoption story to a close.

I have been claiming for my sister,Randy, for their kids and for all who love them and pray for them these verses of Lamentations 3...

"But there's one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up. We won't be consumed. His promises are created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left. "

8 comments:

mindy tyndall said...

I have been praying so hard for the Vaughns and all the family! I will continue to keep them close over the next few days and weeks, praying that God paves through the paperwork and brings this family "home"!
Love you!

Kendra said...

Thanks for the scripture, Becky. Mind if I claim it in prayer as well? Can't get our sweet ones off my mind and heart. Love you!
kendra

April Carrasco said...

Becky, your family is in my prayers! I hope you all can be in each others arms soon.

Kelly said...

I've been following their blog and can't imagine how frustrated they (and all of your family) must be. Many prayers for all of you!

Shelly said...

Praying this is resolved QUICKLY! If anyone can make it happen, our God can! I've so enjoyed seeing you this week. And your boys CRACK me up. Too bad swimming lessons are only for 2 weeks. :)

Laura Scott said...

Your family is in my prayers!!!

Lisa said...

Saying some prayers and claiming scripture with you right this very moment. Update as soon as you know something.

Courtney said...

I eagerly look forward to seeing how God works in all of this, glorifying Himself and building the faith of all of us who are watching! We are lifting your loved ones up in prayer and asking for a quick, safe homecoming!